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DWR treatment question
Question about the timing for restoring DWR: I've been in the habit of applying DWR treatment to critical backpacking clothing (rainjacket, rainpants, windshirt, shoes) once per year. Usu...

In GEAR » DWR treatment question
January 05, 11:34am

I give the movie a B+. To "Wild," the book, I award an "A". Strayed's little-known other book, "Dear Sugar," gets an "A+". The scenes were not t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 30, 3:19pm

Tripod hack on trekking pole
Has anyone hacked a trekking pole, to make it work as a camera tripod? - Elizabeth

In Make Your Own Gear » Tripod hack on trekking pole
November 04, 11:48am

Death Valley
I'm reluctant to over-recommend Death Valley, as the weather is highly variable and your nights might still be cold. Days probably very nice (70+?), but you might still put on your jacket at ti...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 22, 3:32pm

various approaches
Lots of great routes from the west, identified by others here. They are all good. Each has pluses and minuses. JMT is the one to do if you have the time for a 200-mile trip. Logistically it is l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 22, 2:18pm

Shoe repair question
Hi, My trail runners got pretty torn up on my last x-country trip. I know, I know - maybe I shouldn't be taking trail runners that have a ton of mesh on trips that are all talus, all the ...

In GEAR » Shoe repair question
September 23, 4:43pm

smaller grip
Yes, they have a smaller grip. That makes a HUGE difference. When I have tried out unisex (= men's) versions in the stores, the grip was just uncomfortably big for my hand. The smaller gr...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Women's aluminimum trekking poles
August 19, 3:15pm

WTB: Women's aluminimum trekking poles
Seeking a pair of women's aluminum trekking poles. Prefer adjustable (in which case they must range as low as 105cm and as high as 125+ cm). But I'd also consider fixed-length, 110cm pol...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Women's aluminimum trekking poles
August 18, 2:04pm

mixed feelings
As a backpacker who prefers solitude - but also, a person into outdoor sports including trail running races and occasional mountain biking - I admit I have mixed feelings about this. I live in n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ridden off, then limped off, the CT
August 15, 2:40pm

great ideas
Great ideas. Keep them coming. REI carries the Distance FL poles, so I'll check them out on my next visit. And a carbon fiber extension? Never thought of that. Where do I get something ...

In GEAR » adjustable trekking poles with small (hand) grips
August 14, 1:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Elizabeth Tracy

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Recently two repair issues came up with my 8-year-old Tarptent. I wrote the company asking for repair advice. In both cases Henry Shires wrote me back immediately, and offered to send me tent ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 17, 11:53am

Prana Bliss Capris/Pants
These capris/pants are not *quite* full-length; and they have no zippered pockets. In spite of that, I rate them a "5" for backpacking, simply because they are unparalleled in comfort/str...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 29, 10:06am

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6
This is the one area where I've added weight to my pack. I used to be able to sleep on just closed-cell foam; but my back can't take it anymore. This POE pad is ridiculously comfortable in ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 29, 9:58am

Sea to Summit Ultrasil Backpack
This little daypack has lived up to my expectations. I've only had it for a month but it has proved its excellence both in a backpacking and an everyday life context: - It's a surprisingly ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 29, 9:50am

Photon Micro-Light 1 White light
These photons are cute little guys, but they are best left on your keychain at home, for occasional use. I've tried to change the battery on two of these photons. On the first one, I just gave ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 29, 9:33am

Fenix LDO1
This is an extremely bright flashlight, particularly when compared to headlamps of similar weight. I can turn it into a headlamp by clipping it to a headband (or a neckwarmer jacked up like a headb...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 29, 9:28am

Patagonia Barely Bikini
I had to create a review for the ladies ;) I've tried EVERYTHING in the way of panties, over nearly 20 years of backpacking. Moving Comfort; Patagonia; Icebreaker wool... After trying Patagonia...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 05, 1:30pm