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Nigel Healy (nigelhealy) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Francisco bay area
About Me UK relocated to USA. Out most good weather days biking in local hills. Out most bad weather days walking. Currently slowly assembling some camping kit for US camping
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Protrail storm worthiness
So I've now got my Protrail, most excellent service from Tarptent, as usual, and such prompt replies to small questions. I've erected mine in garden to just get familiar with it, how to...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
September 13, 11:03pm

Notch guy lines
I've trialled+errored on apex guyout. I still prefer the original only method, my trekking poles inverted have the basket where you can loop a guyline, for storm-proof I guy inside (steeper ang...

In GEAR » tarptent notch?
September 07, 10:37pm

thanks. Hurricane = UK any time of the year
Thanks for the clarification. The idea of an hurricane..... if I take my USA Protrail to UK then the wind can occur at any time of year, but the Protrail is more for California situations. I ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
September 07, 4:36pm

thanks - 3 tie down points on its length - but what about insulation?
I see it has a front a mid and an end tie down point? That makes 3? Comments imply a 4th? As to insulation, my TT Notch has 2 layers, mesh 2nd layer, the Protrail only mesh at the ends. Any comm...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
September 07, 3:25pm

long length and wind?
I got 1 tent currently, the TT Notch had a few years and really like it, and I've just ordered a ProTrail. Now pondering when each is better for different situations. I could just trial+erro...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
September 06, 4:13pm

Re: Rab rain jacket, a good wind breaker
"The down jacket should of mimimized the internal and external temp differential, so I discount condensation specifically to the shoulders." Huh? Insulation MAXIMISES differential insi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
May 05, 10:48am

doubt it
I doubt your decision on baselayer has any significant effect on DWR. Just wash Paramo reasonably regularly as usual. "DWR" isn't really the case with Paramo, just needs to be c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
September 19, 1:23pm

don't know what is nylon fishnet
I don't know what is nylon fishnet. Basically maximum wicking and holds the least amount of water to get maximum evaporation. As for needing XL... the traditional Paramo sizes are on the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
September 19, 10:19am

Pump liner is really an external barrier
So the question was on baselayer. In my experience the pump liner does not actually pump from the inside out, if placed on a wet surface it does not soak it up. No, what seems to happen is liqui...

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
September 19, 5:13am

Its not a new idea
The separation of an insulating layer from a windproof layer which combine to be waterproof has been possible with Paramo for quite some years. There was the Taiga Fleece, then the Summit Hoodie. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
September 17, 1:15pm

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Terra Nova Laser Competition
First off, if this tent was a fraction taller and had some roof vents, I'd be giving this a 5 rating. The good points are it is a 2-skin tent which fit my UK camping, for extra warmth and so an...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 12, 1:05am