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The wife and I took our Rainshadow with us on the AT several weeks ago, and were very pleased with it. Plenty of room IN the tent for both of us (6'2" and 5'9") and ALL of our ge...

In GEAR » 2 Person Single Wall -- Help me pick
October 14, 4:22pm

Another Vote for 4
My family numbers 6, so when we all go we get into a pair of 3-man tents, but even then we end up wishing we could all be together....there's always arguments over who gets to sleep with who as...

In GEAR » One Tent or two for a family of four
October 07, 7:48pm

Follow Up
Just wanted to let everyone know that our hike was great, and an unplanned key was cutting back the mileage a bit. We went 11 and 10 miles the first 2 days, cut back to 5 on day 3 while we waited ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
October 05, 4:45pm

Nick, they are crafty....always one step ahead of us.

In GEAR » Post-Hike Stinky Shoes?
September 25, 10:10am

Vacuum bags
Well shizzle, I bought two boxes. Maybe I can find a use for them around the house.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ziploc Vacuum Freezer Bags
September 24, 9:33pm

Ziploc Vacuum Freezer Bags
Can these be trusted not to leak and let in badness during a one week hike? I like the potential to remove almost all air from the bag and decrease pack volume a bit more. Oh, and can you do FB...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ziploc Vacuum Freezer Bags
September 24, 3:56pm

SE Quilt
Tyler- I too live in the Southeast, and do a lot of shoulder-season and winter backpacking in the Smokies and Cumberland Plateau....and I use down quite happily and successfully. Being the gear...

In GEAR » Highly compressible synthetic quilt...?
September 24, 9:28am

internal pad
Wow, I just took her Z-Rest and folded it in half, i.e. I took the entire accordion-folded pad and "opened" it up in half if that makes sense....and it fits PERFECTLY.

In GEAR » Kalais Owner Wanted ITT
September 21, 7:24pm

some answers
So do you think the combination of Enigma/Pro/Elite and the FF Helios would be good? >Would be boss. Do I need a shell for the coat or quilt to keep them dry. >No. Also, what ha...

In GEAR » Try to choose a sleeping bag and jacket
September 21, 5:34pm

Kalais Owner Wanted ITT
Just recently purchased an Elemental Horizons Kalais pack for my wife. She loves the fit. But I am curious about how to use the internal pad pocket. My wife wants extra cushion for bad hips and ...

In GEAR » Kalais Owner Wanted ITT
September 21, 4:53pm

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