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Problem with uberlight thongs.
The lightest available harnesses all have a feature which almost eliminates their usefulness, IMO. They dispense with a buckled waistbelt whose size can be precisely adjusted, instead favoring eit...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Super Uber Light harness
August 14, 10:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Alfred Sidman

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OR (Outdoor Research)
In addition to creating many classic backcountry products and continuing to think outside the box, OR offers something else which sets it apart from the other mass producers. For Seattle area residen...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 15, 1:24am

Golite Pinnacle Pack
The Golite Pinnacle is the larger, but apparently similar, sibling to the Jam2. I have now taken my new size L Pinnacle on three 3-day trips and several shorter ones, and can share my impressions. I...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 15, 12:17am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
As both a one and two person shelter, the tarp has been quite satisfactory during the several overnights I've used it. Its 120" ridge length sets it apart from others. It provides adequate ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 11, 6:44pm

Marmot Atom
I used the 40 degree Marmot Atom once, before deciding the extra two ounces in the 30 degree Hydrogen was worth it. The biggest difference is not fill weight; it is that the Atom is sewn through whil...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
October 18, 12:49pm

I can compare these to my collapsible aluminum poles and my uberlight Gossamer Gear fixed-length Lightreks. Nowadays, the aluminums only come out for mountaineering when I'm burying them in snow as d...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 12:21pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Straightforward: Use them if you want the lightest. However, I keep going for my REI UL 3-section carbon fiber poles. Even at three times the weight, and with occasional twist-lock slippage, the abi...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 11:52am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Used this pack for two 3-day/2-night on-trail backpacking trips in the Olympics and Cascades in summer. Also used it as my only luggage for a four week hostel trip in Europe, where I carried it on pl...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 18, 2:41am