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Great Review!
Thanks for the overview, Will. I particularly liked the review of the mids. My brand is Montrail because no other brand I have tried fits my feet as well as they do. I would like to see a versio...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Lightweight Footwear Roundup (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 22, 7:35am

Base Layers
Thanks for a good post-trip report. Roger, I must say I agree 100% with your opinion of Merino wool base layers (or thermals as you call them). I have read and heard so much hype about Merino bas...

In Editor's Roundtable » Post-Trip Assessment of Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking
January 03, 2:11pm

My Top Three for 2007
Patagonia Houdini Wind Shirt (very light weight and very breathable) Buff (both the summer and regular Buffs; these are great for weather running the gamut form cold to cool to warm to hot) O...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 07, 7:25pm

Re: What magazines do you all subscribe to?
BPL Backpacker Outside National Geographic Adventure National Geographic Backpacker is like all magazines, some of the stuff is good, some of it is not, but I find that the above magazines o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What magazines do you all subscribe to?
November 28, 6:45pm

re: Capilene
The new Capilene is great stuff. It fits great, wicks great, insulates great and also does not reek with odor like the old Capilene did. For hiking in hot, humid weather try the new Capilene 1 (c...

In GEAR » What is the best wicking t-shirt?
April 04, 6:23pm

No Stretch in Rain?
I saw this tent at the 2006 Appalachian Trail Days at Damascus, VA. Gossamer Gear said that one advantage of the spinnaker fabric over the Tarptent silnylon is that the spinnaker does not stretch ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear / Tarptent Squall Classic Tent REVIEW
November 08, 5:57pm

I am not knowledgeable about cryptosporidium. I know that Aqua Mira, for example, recommends a double dosage and double wait time if cryptosporidium contamination is suspected. My question is: w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cryptosporidium?
July 03, 8:40am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Church

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Probar Energy Bar
The Probars are the only nutrition bars I have tried that I really like. The first bite tastes good, the second bite tastes better, and each bite thereafter tastes even better---by the time I take th...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 8:08pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
I recently purchased this jacket and wore it on a 7.4-mile hike in Great Smokey Mountains National Park. In good Smokey Mountains fashion, the last half of the hike was steady, non-stop rain (not qui...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 18, 6:36am

GoLite Wisp
I like this shirt for hiking in temperatures in the 50s to 60s range. For temperatures lower than that (40s and below) I don't like this shirt because I start to get cold in it. For temperatures...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 10, 7:45pm

La Sportiva Exum River
I first became aware of this shoe from a review in National Geographic Adventure magazine. They rated it as a canyoneering shoe, and it was designed with that in mind. I wanted it for hiking trails ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 08, 7:48am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
I just purchased a pair of these shoes for the purpose of hiking trails that follow rivers or streams. There are a lot of such trails where I live (Blue Ridge Geophyisical Provence, Southern Appalach...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 09, 6:21pm