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"You didn't feel the bivy was too huge?" Not at all, but definitely roomy. Of course, I don't like feeling confined. This was my first bivy and I was surprised how much I lik...

In GEAR » Questions about Katabatic Gear Quilts, Bristlecone Bivy, EE Prodigy...ordering soon.
July 23, 7:35am

Katabatic Bivy and Quilt
I have a Long/Wide Bristlecone bivy that I paired with a Long/Wide Sawatch quilt during a week-long AT section hike in the Smokies this past winter. The combo kept me toasty in shelters. I used a...

In GEAR » Questions about Katabatic Gear Quilts, Bristlecone Bivy, EE Prodigy...ordering soon.
July 22, 7:47am

+1 to Roger

In GEAR » looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
July 14, 9:15pm

Happy Gear
Gear that makes me happy to use....starts with Blue Head Reposado Tequila :) ALWAYS makes me happy. Being out and able to use even my crappy gear makes me happy, but things that have become con...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 7:33pm

I can tell you that for MY wife- who sleeps kinda cold- we would have her FF 20* bag and it would be on a ProLite with something else underneath it like a GG Thinlite. The R-value of the NeoAir I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Questions about cold
July 05, 7:58pm

AT Shelter
Having done miles of section hikes on the AT, I will offer this advice- you need to know beforehand whether you are likely to spend most nights in a shelter, or if that will be an only occasional t...

In GEAR » Give me your opinions in my shelter
July 03, 8:05pm

Summer Quilt
It's tough to beat a tiny 50 degree quilt for your purposes. EE and HammockGear are two folks that do a fine job of these. I have a 50 degree summer quilt from one of these companies, and a 4...

In GEAR » Lighweight summer bag/quilt
June 30, 7:20pm

BA vs. QD
The Quarterdome tents are awesome backpacking tents. I own one. But they are a little short for some folks, and they aren't UL....many better options out there for less weight IMO.

In GEAR » BA Copper Spur 2UL vs. REI 1/4 Dome T2
June 30, 9:44am

Sol and Reactor
@Cameron: When my family of 6 plus a friend or two of the kids does an overnight trip, nothing beats the Reactor. I have used a Gigapower for solo trips of up to one week duration, but I'm ...

In GEAR » Not happy with my cook setups.
June 22, 8:58am

@Justin: I just don't like ponchos, otherwise that would be tempting. I'm gathering that silnylon is out due to lack of breathability. And GoreTex may be more jacket than I need. Th...

In GEAR » Which Luke's Rain Jacket for Virginia AT in Early October
June 07, 4:42pm

All Reader Reviews by John Reichle

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BPL Absaroka
I just used my new Absaroka pack on a 3 day 2 night outing in N. Alabama on a particularly cold weekend. Temps ranged from 14-40, and I encountered both snow and cold drizzle on the trip. Ryan Jor...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 30, 6:28pm

Hermits Hut
My Christmas present to myself was a WM Flight Jacket, which I ordered from Hermit's Hut. It was wrapped by the kids before I got to see it, and as luck would have it, it was the one present I wa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 24, 8:13pm