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Drafts
@jon didnt see this...so a belated reply by drafts - i assume you mean around the face (cause the zip has a draft tube) all i can say is that in all my use of both bags - that has never been...

In GEAR » Nunatak Custom Alpinist and Sub Alpinist - "micro" review
July 11, 6:10am

Eider down @ Nunatak
Just to offer some data point - Tom at nunatak used to have Eider down that was hand collected by park rangers in Canada (or some similar thing) When I bought a 10F bag from him we did some math...

In GEAR » First impressions: Tundra ethical sleeping bag model Pure-0
April 17, 10:47am

conrad
seems like just another run of the mill Li-ion power pack..they all use the same technology give or take - its just a game of price/size (i have some other make) I would however consider a milsp...

In GEAR » Anker Battery Backups for Smartphones
April 02, 12:44pm

huh???
Not sure what you are referring to... Indeed there is a slight taper from shoulder to neck....but its just that - slight. Can see why it would bother you for use as a blanket in warm weather Mike

In GEAR » MLD Quilt Owners..
March 28, 10:22am

nice summary...but why exclude non US??
Thumbs up for tackling a well awaited subject - it seems 2way Sat phones will soon be something we all carry on more serious or solo attempts (i do :) Also - the approach of aggregating reviews ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 2 - Satellite Phones
March 27, 6:10am

Fuel in FedEx???
RJ Are you sure fuel can be shipped internationally? Also as side note - I tend to take some "city" clothes with me so i can be presentable and polite when i am in cities or not ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packing for Adventure Travel: Ultralight Tips to Integrate Wilderness and Urban Kit
March 24, 3:27pm

weird bag
@Brad - thanks for the review...I have been looking at this bag (and indeed all of the Ulei inspired stuff) I agree with some of what was said here....but what i dont get is: 1) why oh why is the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear Speed 32 Sleeping Bag Review
March 03, 8:04am

snorkel
it has been my (limited) experience that when i sleep in a bivi (RAB SZ from Pertex shiled) in direct rain the bivi wets out eventually and stops breathing (like ALL WP/B fabrics as far as i know) ...

In GEAR » Side sleeper in a winter bivvy
February 13, 6:49am

Fizan?
@roger - how would you compare them to the Fizan compact and compact 4 (the latter collapsing to 49cm! weight is very similar ...and although the fizan's achieve their LW via thin walled AL......

In Editor's Roundtable » Easton UL Carbon 3 Trekking Poles Spotlite Review
February 13, 5:59am

vargo
indeed vargo said they could get one....but its on back order for small pots (500~700ml range) would you use this of the Vargo Ti..I assume the wt and size diff is small

In GEAR » Trangia mini pot gripper - where can I get a new one (or make???
February 08, 5:51am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Cheifetz

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MLD XP Quilt 21 0z. Climashield
I have older 2009 XP model (as opposed to the Spirit) with 2.5 Osy Climashield. This would correspond to the 48F model he has. I have the wide model + eVent strip at head and footbox. Carftsmenship...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 8:49am

MLD XP Quilt 21 0z. Climashield
I have older 2009 XP model (as opposed to the Spirit) with 2.5 Osy Climashield. This would correspond to the 48F model he has. I have the wide model + eVent strip at head and footbox. Carftsmenship...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 8:06am

Ronald Turnbull The Book of the Bivvy. Cicerone: UK 2nd. ed. 2007
Jeremy above is right in many ways - it is indeed more of a quirky idiosyncratic book that mixes poetry, psychology and anecdotal facts about bivy and the scottish highlands. In that light it could sc...

In Books and Media
January 02, 5:50am