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Re: Re: Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
+1 to minor buys and the insane amount of thought that goes into them.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 12, 12:35pm

Re: Re: no to piezo
Unfortunately the GST-100 hasn't been made since 2007 or 2008, having been supplanted by the GST-120 LiteMax. It seems that all the qualities of the GST-100 are embodied in the GS-100, with the...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 10:46pm

Re: Sizing for someone new to quilts
I'm 5' 11" and 180, medium frame. I have an MLD Spirit 48 in large and I wish I had gone bigger. It's fantastic in a hammock or above 50F, but it totally sucks when you are an acti...

In GEAR » Sizing for someone new to quilts
April 11, 8:34pm

Re: no to piezo
Canister stoves are very safe, especially compared to whites gas, kerosene or even alcohol. I don't think you'll miss the igniter at all. We're all in the same boat. I am going to m...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 7:49pm

Re: piezo yes or no?
The piezo igniter on my Soto works well and is a nice convenience but I still carry a lighter and matches. The igniter for the GigaPower adds ten dollars to the stove's price and can be remo...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 6:23pm

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
http://www.rei.com/product/873165/ultimate-survival-technologies-wetfire-stove-with-tinder-2013-closeout I used the 20% off coupon, had it shipped to REI and took the $8.41 out of my dividend. I...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 11, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
In light of that post, if you want a stove that just works twenty years from now, with perhaps one maintenance kit thrown at it, the GigaPower may be the best bet. It is significantly cheaper a...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 10, 10:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?"
I need to stop putting off the bifocals.

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 9:18pm

Re: Re: Re: "If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?"
My god, you have beautiful legs.

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 9:08pm

1959
Nick, I can imagine why that would stick in your memory. I found references to field reports from Colin Fletcher published in the San Francisco Chronicle for 1958. Time to start digging throu...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 10, 8:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Matthew Black

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Six Moons Designs 2011 Swift
I purchased a 2011 Swift and am posting my initial impressions. I haven't had a chance to take it out yet. Customer service from Six Moon Designs was excellent. Their website clearly stated tha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 05, 10:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've purchased a 2010 Lite-speed for my wife. Women's size S weighs 4.8 ounces, 5.3 ounces in the stuff sack. The sewing quality is excellent. Seams are taped or lapped. There are no loose ed...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
June 30, 4:47pm