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Laural Bourque (lauralbaby) - BPL Guest

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About Me Came across UL at the same time as I began backpacking.
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All Forum Posts by Laural Bourque

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ibex "tearing"
The older version of the woolies were a bit too lightweight, I think something like 16.5? Now they stick to 17.5 or 18.5 microns and the tighter baselayers are a lot more durable. I got a pair of b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ibex Clothing Review
February 06, 1:51pm

droid bionic
I got the Bionic in April to replace my Original DROID and have been very happy with it. Even on, it lasts 48 hours in airplane mode, it's very thin, uses 4G, came with an extra battery, and th...

In GEAR » Ultralight Smartphones (2012)
July 26, 2:06pm

Re: Oven Roasting Bags
The Chicken-bags are only 12"x20".

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 18, 4:05pm

Dumplings are just biscuits dumped in soup and boiled, basically.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 18, 3:31pm

no 4D?
Kind of a crime not to put the MB Tachyon or TNF Verto in this review. Both under 3oz.

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 11, 1:01pm

Definitely a wonderfully written piece, with appropriate photography as well.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking on the Moon: A Trip Guide to Craters of the Moon National Monument
June 27, 2:43pm

Re: floor space isn't parity...
Right. I shop at REI with my boyfriend, and there are far more functional pieces of clothing on the men's side, that I constantly drool over. The stuff on sale is almost always XS or XL, by ...

In GEAR » Please someone explain this to me
August 08, 10:05pm

I'm having a problem finding shoes with mid/high tops that DON'T have GoreTex or other types of waterproof linings, myself. But I'm looking at the Merrel Moab Ventilators for my boyfrie...

In GEAR » low top to high top boots
August 06, 3:40pm

hammock gear
The summer quilt from Hammock Gear is $199. I really don't think you can find a sleeping bag or quilt for under $200 that is rated under 30F, however, unless you find something on sale.

In GEAR » Inexpensive quilt
July 27, 2:24pm

io bio
My boyfriend has the LS wool Contact top and it's 7.8oz in Large.

In GEAR » Merino LS Top/Bottom
July 27, 2:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Laural Bourque

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Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
What's the beef with the hood? I would have bought the jacket if I didn't want the hood, but I did want the hood, so I bought the Parka. I've seen complaints that the women's doesn...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 08, 9:54pm

Osprey Exos 46
Just chiming in with everyone else. If it fits you, it's a great pack. I put my bladder INSIDE the airscape area rather than in the provided pocket. Works great and cools my back as I hike!

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 18, 5:32pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Carry less water in your pack and get a liter in under a minute? Sure! I got this in 2009, a bit after the kinks were worked out I suppose, and have never had a single issue with it. Except one time a...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 18, 5:24pm

GoLite Wisp
I find this windshirt to be rather clammy feeling, and the fit to be poor. There are better windshirts.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 6:00pm

I/O Bio Women's Contact Tight - Bottom Baselayer
I've tried Ibex, Smartwool, and Icebreaker wool clothing, but the I/O Bio is the lightest and softest. It's probably most comparable to the Ibex Woolies, although the material seems more durab...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 30, 2:52am