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Big agnes scout ul2
I set it up with both poles outside. It's really easy to set up and I like it because I set it up in the rain and the inside stayed dry.

In GEAR » Big agnes scout ul2
March 17, 9:07pm

Big Agnes Scout Plus UL2
I had purchased a Scout UL2 last year but never got around to using it. When they announced the Scout Plus UL2, I returned the original and picked up the Plus. I recently took it on a six day tri...

In GEAR » Big agnes scout ul2
March 14, 1:34pm

Wow, that was fast! Looks like Lydia's PM came in first, but if anything happens with the transaction, it's all yours James!

In Gear Swap » ZPacks Zilch
February 18, 12:09pm

ZPacks Zilch
I've had a Zpacks Zilch sitting in a box for a few years now and finally decided it's time to find it a new home. I've used it a few times and it's in great condition. Here are th...

In Gear Swap » ZPacks Zilch
February 18, 11:57am

iPhone GPS App
I have been using an app called "Topo Maps" with my iPhone for a few years and really like it. I think it was around $5 for the app and then all map downloads are free. The maps are USG...

In GEAR » iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
January 15, 12:38pm

FS Fibraplex poles for Big Agnes SL1

In Gear Swap » FS Fibraplex poles for Big Agnes SL1
November 20, 8:50am

FS Fibraplex poles for Big Agnes SL1
I have a set of Fibraplex poles that I had made for my BA SL1. Use them to set up in the yard, but they've never been out in the backcountry. I also have the repair kit that I purchased separa...

In Gear Swap » FS Fibraplex poles for Big Agnes SL1
November 18, 4:05pm

full size DSLR on trail
I always keep my camera in a small camera bag that I got at REI and strap it to the top of my pack. I strap my carbon fiber tripod to the back of the pack. As for lenses, I usually only bring my ...

In Photography » full size DSLR on trail
April 27, 2:00pm

Best bumper stickers?
"God was my co-pilot but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him."

In Chaff » best bumper stickers?
February 10, 10:54pm

Share your Trees
One of my personal favorites. This is an HDR shot of the Aspens and Pines along the Kachina Trail near Flagstaff Arizona.

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
January 04, 9:34am

All Reader Reviews by Chad Mason

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Big Agnes
I recently noticed that the seams in my Seedhouse SL2 that I purchased 3 to 4 years ago had started to flake. I contacted the company and they told me to send it in for review. They received it yest...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 27, 7:45pm

Vibram Five Fingers KSO
These shoes are amazing. I've been hiking and backpacking in Tevas with Injinji socks for years and these seemed like a natural progression. They are very light and extremely comfortable. They ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 9:03pm

Mini Bull Design Mini Bull Design
I have purchased many stoves from Tinny at minibulldesign. I love these stoves and have even bought duplicates of a few just in case anything happens to my primary stove. I have always found Tinny t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 26, 11:38am

I've had these since they first became available and the only problem I've had was the tip fell off of one pole. The whole darn plastic piece. It looked as if it didn't have enough glue ...

In Trekking Poles
April 02, 1:20pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
I have two of these stoves and they work very well. I sent one of them to Tinny in Maine ( to have him add a wick. The difference is amazing. Where my un-wicked version takes...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 22, 9:09am

Teva Universal & Trail Wraptor
Over the past 3 years I've had two different pairs of Teva Sandals fail. I hike a lot around Phoenix and the terrain is rough on shoes. Each time I boxed up the sandals and sent them to Teva. B...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 13, 7:55am