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superfeet for plantar
superfeet insoles

In GEAR » Help Plantar faciitis!!!
February 09, 5:40am

golite chromedome
Like R. Matthews, We use it for improvised shade during breaks especially those with an exposed view. As far as rain goes we know that umbrellas are great cover w/ ventilation. We pair ours w...

In GEAR » Who uses/hates the umbrella?
November 17, 7:28am

my guess-negative pressure
I have a gravity filter but it's an open cloth basket design, not a platy bottle. I would have the tendency to believe that the plastic on the platy has a tendency to hold it's shape thereby creat...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » seychelle and siltstopper inline
October 18, 2:46pm

frameless packs that are hydration compatible?
I'm interested in the the fanatic fringe thompson and the GG Virga. Does anyone know if they have a hydration sleeve if any? What other frameless packs have 2L bladder bag's?

In GEAR » frameless packs that are hydration compatible?
September 28, 2:17pm

shrink factor
Thank you Paul...I've really enjoyed being able to shop all this great equipment w/o too much concern for price. However, I have to admit some icebreaker shirts are hella expensive @ $60-$70, but ...

In GEAR » lightweight wool shirts
September 24, 1:47pm

who knows
Haven't pushed the bag to lower limits before or after stuffing into the OEM bag provided. Obviously all bags lose some loft when compressed, and a slightly larger stuff sack might afford you 10% ...

In GEAR » Marmot Hydrogen XXS stuff sack & fill rating
September 24, 1:36pm

Yea, I got a long and it still had the xxs stuff sack... oh well, the first few times it was pushy, but now it goes in there just fine...

In GEAR » Marmot Hydrogen XXS stuff sack & fill rating
September 24, 7:06am

more or less
ULA-P1 pack TarpTent Squall with floor Marmot Hydrogen 30 deg. Bag Z-Rest 3/4 Pad Tit. tent stakes Trekkin poles Letki patagonia island hopper pants patagonia sw long sleave top patagoni...

In Gear Lists » AT Ultralight Gearlist
September 24, 6:50am

wool's great
icebreaker longsleeve 190g is 10oz in Large...I've used this in 50-70 deg temps/and for sleeping. It's very comfortable, and great at regulating heat. Doesn't stink even after 3 days of my heavy ...

In GEAR » lightweight wool shirts
September 24, 6:35am

Patagonia Specter
I looked at both the jacket and pullover. I ended up with the pullover because I already carry a lightweight nylon windjacket w/ full zip. Also, I won't have to worry about zipper failure w/ ...

In GEAR » Which Rain Jacket
September 03, 7:31am

All Reader Reviews by John Pickron

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
It's got several features built-in that other setups just don't have. 1) windscreen built into the cup 2) ignitor-mine has yet to fail 3) insulated mug w/ pour spout lid 4) measuring cup/second...

In Stoves - Canister
September 24, 2:21pm

ULA H2O Amigo
I'm an old backpacker and when I travel I have a tendency to wanna just relax around camp. The gravity filter let's me do just that--Fill it up, carry it back, hang it on a branch 6 foot high (added ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 2:06pm

Icebreaker Superfine 190
I wouldn't write this if they hadn't done such a fine job. Let me add - no top seams over the shoulders to prevent chafing if used with a pack. This is on the longsleeve NOT the t-shirts. Gre...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
September 24, 1:56pm