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Re: Ventra Mainframe - A standalone frame and ventilation system.
Another way to look at it is that the weight of 332 gm (11.7 oz) does not include the shoulder straps, and more importantly, a hip belt, the key in any suspension. The hip belt must achieve a cert...

In GEAR » Ventra Mainframe - A standalone frame and ventilation system.
October 03, 11:48pm

Dutchware Xenon Sil Test
Ordered some. Moss green was a medium shade, more brown than green, like a medium khaki. That is fine. Just wanted something in an earth shade and light enough for an airy tent. 1.1 osy did p...

In GEAR » Dutchware Xenon Sil Test
October 02, 9:01pm

Re: Thanks
Hi Daryl, Thanks, but Richard did all the work of testing and compiling results. I just sent him a few swatches. Without his efforts, most of my MYOG buys and builds would be a total crapshoot. ...

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
September 29, 10:03pm

DWR Sprays
Paul, My experience with Patagonia "Deluge" DWR is that it is far more water repellent than anything out of a can or bottle. And please believe me, I've tried them ad nauseam, inclu...

In GEAR » MEC Outathere Jacket 165 grams
September 29, 5:47pm

Please note: "Anyone who wants the RAB shell, just PM me with a return email address."

In GEAR » MEC Outathere Jacket 165 grams
September 28, 2:26pm

Re: RBTR - Lightweight Silnylon Try 2 - 1.03 oz/sq-yd
Perhaps Kyle could provide Richard with a sample of this new fabric for testing.

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
September 27, 8:44pm

Dutchware Xenon Sil Test
Thank you, Richard, for your tests and post. A very good deal for the price. Will be interested to see if the 1.1 oz pans out. Hope the moss green isn't too dark.

In GEAR » Dutchware Xenon Sil Test
September 27, 8:28pm

Re: MEC Outathere Jacket 165 grams
I used the RAB pertex shield jacket I bought only once. The DWR was so poor, I knew it would not hold up in the rain. So now it seems it doesn't hold up at all. Wish I were as fortunate as you...

In GEAR » MEC Outathere Jacket 165 grams
September 27, 7:55pm

Exped SynMat Winterlite Failure
Thanks for the heads up. I just purchased an Exped self-inflator when a cut about one inch long inexplicably developed on the top of my Nemo Zor, which was nevertheless, the most comfortable pad o...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat Winterlite Failure
September 24, 7:29pm

Fabric with native water and wind repellency?
Brett, Not sure how you would define "fabric," but Will Rietveld reports on his site about "soft" Tyvek 1443R: "Since it's breathable, some people argue that it's...

In GEAR » Fabric with native water and wind repellency?
September 23, 8:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am