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Zpacks Splash Bivy
Hi Jim I thought I'd add some feedback having just come back after having used this bivy for the first time in Kintail over two nights. The previous poster's amendments are good and I...

In GEAR » Zpacks Splash Bivy - experience?
September 06, 7:11am

Have you thought about the Unaweep? These sacks are mean to be great for carrying heavier weights, and this one is designed for peo...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 27, 2:37pm

I like the Coyote, I think it would adapt to a great camera bag!! I also like the grey; for me I'm not a fan of bright colours, but I know others are. Pete

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 12, 6:09pm

I have that version on the Mariposa and often hike with a tripod; I hike with a camera, 2-3 lenses, filters and a tripod I have ample room for 2-4 days gear (I don't carry water as I drink from...

In GEAR » Z-Packs Arc Blast to replace Mariposa Ultralight?
December 26, 10:04am

Cassin Ridge, Denali
Belting story and great photos - thanks for taking the time to write/present it to us. Ace stuff. Pete

In Post-Trip Reports » Cassin Ridge, Denali - harder and more rewarding than expected
August 18, 1:04pm

Trailstar Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
Thank you all - that has been ace information! It seems like for this shelter Silnylon is the easiest to pitch and most flexible to use in terms of pitch options, so that is where my choice will b...

In GEAR » Aaaaah! Apologies in advance: Trailstar - Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
October 20, 2:39am

Apologies in advance: Trailstar - Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
Thank you for the feedback - my heart says cuben but after reading the information you've helpfully pointed at, my head says silnylon!

In GEAR » Aaaaah! Apologies in advance: Trailstar - Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
October 19, 5:55am

Aaaaah! Apologies in advance: Trailstar - Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
I've searched this site and i've no idea if I've missed it, but is there a thread on the above topic? There are lots of Trailstar users on here and in the UK, and I feel a bit late...

In GEAR » Aaaaah! Apologies in advance: Trailstar - Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
October 18, 1:22pm

Roger Caffin
Roger, so good to have the semi naked skier profile pic back; seriously, pathetic as it is, this has made my day! A bit of rebellion is a good thing in my book. Pete

In Chaff » Roger Caffin
March 28, 4:17pm

Fizan Compact Trekking Poles
I've been using these poles for a year after some bad experiences with non-metal poles! I can say that these are great - the only real maintenance needed is to dry them out properly when wet o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review
August 03, 1:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Peter Atkinson

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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Great, light poles, but be careful with them.

In Trekking Poles
October 13, 10:20am

Gossamer Gear
I ordered a product from GG (and I live in the UK) and it arrived quickly but unfortunately it broke on the first use; I sent Grant an email and a photo and without question he sent a replacement - wh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 13, 1:04pm

Stephenson 2R
... but then what tent is?! I have the 2R version with windows, and find this tent roomy and very stable; we camped at a high level (for the UK!) on a mountain side in Scotland and the tent was a s...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 29, 1:04am

Antigravity Gear .4 oz pepsi style alcohol stove
This is one of my favourite pieces of gear: cheap, light, functional, and just plain pleasing. I intend buying a few for mates for birthday presents as these aren't very common in the UK, and the...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 02, 7:33am

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
This is the perfect jacket for so many conditions and places. With layering I wore it as my main warm wear whilst camping at 700m in winter on a col in Scotland, in snow and winds; it's also ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 02, 7:27am

Hilleberg Rajd
I managed to pick up a damaged Rajd (cheap!) in the States last year, and it's been in my cupboard until this weekend, sad to say. I took the tent as we were running in a two day mountain marat...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
July 08, 2:25am

SMD Wild Oasis
I'm just back from 2 nights' backpacking in Scotland, with my Wild Oasis, the first time I have used a floorless shelter. I think that for Scotland this shelter is as minimalist as I dare go,...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 12, 7:16am