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I'm 6'1", 220 lbs and used an Original NeoAir regular and a 6'6" WM Megalight bag inside a Long/Wide Bristlecone. Honestly I could have gotten dressed/undressed inside that b...

In GEAR » Questions about Katabatic Gear Quilts, Bristlecone Bivy, EE Prodigy...ordering soon.
July 22, 12:34pm

Re: Late Sept JMT
Duane, I have to agree with John Vance...I think you are set with what you have. As you mentioned, you cannot be certain until you try it as the only experience that matters is yours. My exp...

In GEAR » Cost and Fill Power
July 17, 12:05pm

Honing your "system"
I assume you are thinking of getting a 20* quilt for the additional warmth is will provide over your 30*. Rather that discuss the relative value/performance of different down fills/sources, you mi...

In GEAR » Cost and Fill Power
July 17, 7:06am

Re: Boreas tents.
What's with all the (gratuitous?) seams? And the uber over-built poles? My apologies for the negativity, but can't imagine why anyone would choose these over the Hubbas.

In GEAR » Boreas tents.
July 16, 5:43am

Re: Does granite gear still send free replacement hip belts?
Granite Gear will exchange a new/unused belt for another of a different size...you pay shipping for the old belt back to GG. I did this when my new Blaze 60 was only available from the retailer wit...

In GEAR » Does granite gear still send free replacement hip belts?
July 16, 5:24am

Re: WANTED: UL backpack for large man
We are of very similar size...6'1", 220lbs, 36" waist. I have 2 Granite Gear packs and am very happy with the fit and function of both: Crown VC 60, Long torso, Med hip belt. I&#...

In GEAR » WANTED: UL backpack for large man
July 15, 11:18am

ZipLock Freezer
Double (or Triple) up on the heavy duty zip locks has been the most cost effective solution for me. Not cheap or UL, but I have 2 of these for kayaking and they have proven to be both 100% (subm...

In GEAR » UL, Completely Sealed Drybag?
July 14, 1:17pm

Re: Down Supplier
>>Guess you get what you pay for. And that's all I have to say about that.

In Make Your Own Gear » Down Supplier
July 10, 6:23am

Re: Too many, here, too
>>Wouldn't it be nice to be able to see the end point ahead of time in place of making the incremental steps? Boy Howdy! I've purchased almost every piece of gear at least 4 times...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 12:53pm

How many sleeping bags do you own?
Living the SE US, it just too darn hot (for me) to backpack in the summer. My prime time is Oct - April, but even in Jan-Feb we can have lows anywhere from the 50s to the teens. I have been usi...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 6:11am

All Reader Reviews by John Holmes

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Java Juice Coffee Extract
I love coffee. Let me rephrase that. I *LOVE* coffee. I own just about every coffee making appliance for backpacking imaginable...MSR MugMate, GSI one cup espresso maker, french press, etc. etc. T...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 28, 5:12pm