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You may have some abrasion issues with lighter weights of cuben fiber... I think people tend to look too much into the lightest gear instead of the hike. Sure cuben fiber TP might give you the b...

In GEAR » BEST Cuben Fiber Toilet paper...????
January 31, 2:57pm

Lost Coast
I live on the north coast of California (Humboldt County, Arcata) and have hiked the Lost Coast. I did it in January of last year, and got super lucky with warm weather and sunny skies. I would sug...

In Gear Lists » Lost Coast Trail in early February
January 29, 5:53pm

Uniqlo
I would go uniqlo also. They just released their water defender series which uses DWR fabric and hydrophobic down (Like dridown). I don't have the water defender version, but my small parka wei...

In GEAR » PCT: Down jacket
December 20, 12:57pm

Fit
Should fit close to the body if not layering much under it. Fit should be close enough but not compress the down with full range of motion in the arms shoulders and chest. I find the GW to fit weir...

In GEAR » Down jacket fit
December 17, 3:59pm

Hemamid Soloplus or twin
Sounds like the solo plus or twin will do what you want. At first I was skeptical about the netting, but now I really like it. It is very strong and keeps additional rain spray out. It also protect...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
December 16, 9:23pm

RE: Fusion
I don't think you will have carry weight or bulk issues with the current setup you have as long as you only will use the pack for 2, max 3 night trips. The SMD 50l may have some bulk issues (bu...

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 16, 8:38pm

RE: Will this work?
Those packs are really designed to be used with base weights of 12lbs and less. That being said, I would say yes, but you could easily lighten up more. For an overnight or weekend trip you may be a...

In Gear Lists » First published gear list - will this work with a new light pack?
December 15, 7:23pm

New Uniqlo Water Defender UL down Jacket with hydrophobic down.
Looks like Uniqlo is really going to start giving some of the more expensive down jackets a run for their money. Claims (from uniqlo website): -DWR repellant fabric, and jacket designed to she...

In GEAR » New Uniqlo Water Defender UL down Jacket with hydrophobic down.
December 12, 1:21am

Anorak and mirage
Serge, you make a good point on getting something warmer like the mirage. Perhaps My expectations in warmth for a ~2.5 ounce fill jacket is just high. The uniqlo was my first down puffy and I had a...

In GEAR » Not impressed with Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer down hoody. Alternatives?
December 06, 5:11pm

MH GW fill
"I'm not sure I'm understanding this. Unless MH is lying about the FP of the down being used I'm not sure how this is possible. Do you mean the amount of fill? The Golite is 800fp ...

In GEAR » Not impressed with Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer down hoody. Alternatives?
December 06, 3:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Jacob Blumenfeld

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ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Plus Tent
Overview: I purchased my tent with full netting and the cuben fiber groundsheet from ZPacks in November 2011. I used it for several weekend long trips, and got to put it to the real test during my ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 23, 4:19pm