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Re: WPB rain suit for $20 ;)
Looks similar to Propore (DriDucks, O2, etc.) which was designed for the same thing (to keep fluids off of medical providers). My guess is it is similar (very breathable, hopefully waterproof and r...

In GEAR » WPB rain suit for $20 ;)
May 23, 1:33pm

Re: Flash Reviews No. 6
How much does the stove weigh and how does that compare to similar Jetboil models?

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 6
May 06, 1:02pm

Re: "Iridium GO! First Look"
Great post, Paul (I love David Horsey's cartoons). I think you hit the nail on the head. I could care less if the other guy carries way too much technology (as long as it isn't loud) but if...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 3:08pm

Re: So much data
>> So, Squamish owners, the PU coating inside sounds like it would be unpleasant against the skin. Is that the case? I had a Montbell wind shirt (presumably a Tachyon) and it felt clammy. Hen...

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
March 18, 3:22pm

Re: Drying
I've tried the following technique in the Spring (in lots of very wet snow). It won't be as successful in the Winter, but it might be something to try: Carry lots of extra socks. In the ...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 18, 12:26pm

Re: Easy Bindings
This is an interesting option: You would basically buy some cross country ski boots, and then buy this adapter and you can snap in and out just as e...

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 28, 7:53pm

Re: Cuben FS Tent
I've been able to set up my tarptent faster than most of my friends set up their free standing tent. It takes a while to assemble poles, attach all the clips, then put on the separate fly (if i...

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 29, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Good Flashlight similar to Fenix LD01 -- what are they?
Very interesting. It looks like the LD02 comes complete with a clip as well. Very nice. I use a headband holder from Nite Ize that weighs less than an ounce. A clip could save a few grams and fit i...

In GEAR » Good Flashlight similar to Fenix LD01 -- what are they?
October 25, 6:22pm

Re: Hey, this is about us
I think the article is full of ignorance, arrogance and stereotyping. He lumps a fringe group -- those that are merely fixated on amassing miles and setting records -- with ultralighters. This is s...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 20, 8:58am

Getting back to the housing issue ... I find the housings for inline filters to be rather primitive. Several years ago, before Sawyer made an inline filter, I had a "squeeze" filter sy...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 06, 10:55am

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm