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Jim Sweeney (swimjay) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Former mathematician turned furniture maker, I'm lucky to live near some of the best hiking and backpacking country on the planet.
CityBerkeley
StateCalifornia
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All Forum Posts by Jim Sweeney

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will take it
will take it

In Gear Swap » FS: smartwool phd hyfi hoody mens M
November 21, 12:08pm

will take it
Will take it.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Arc Blast (52L)
November 21, 11:03am

Query
Have sent a question to the poster, no reply yet - Imagine that if anyone ever tried to use this, they were quickly boiled to death. I'm just wondering if there was a thorough cleaning after...

In Gear Swap » FS: Feathered Friends Snowy Owl Pertex Quantum 15d; 200oz of overfill - $2950
October 17, 10:37am

Bivy
Sounds like Jeff is describing a bivy, of which Borah makes several. Not that a combination bivy/vest wouldn't be a good idea.

In Gear Swap » WTB Borah Gear Down Vest - Medium
October 16, 9:51am

PM sent
Will buy, if still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Fiskars 6 Inch POWER TOOTH Sliding Carabiner Saw
October 16, 9:45am

PM sent
Will take if still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Twin Tent
September 29, 3:52pm

Extended beak
Does this have the extended beak?

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Twin Tent
September 26, 2:47pm

naming
How about the trow-wowel?

In Gear Deals » Name the Potty Trowel
September 06, 8:48am

Sold
Funds sent. Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: Ruta Locura Wasatch Bivy
September 03, 5:07pm

advantage
Moves with you better, more flexible?

In Gear Swap » FS: Westcomb Skeena Hooded Softshells. M and L. eVent and Merino Wool. MMMMM.
August 20, 8:23am

All Reader Reviews by Jim Sweeney

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hydrapak 3 liter bladder
Recently (7/5/13) I purchased a Rush 14L daypack from Golite, which came with a 3L Hydrapak bladder. The bladder is very supple, and would seem like a potential alternative to the Platypus, except fo...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
August 01, 11:32am

Ibex Nelson 17.5 L/S : #1038
Too often it seems that merino manufacturers, in an effort to avoid scratchiness, process merino in a way that tends to make it feel more like cotton or even silk. How they do this I'm not sure. ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 10, 10:20am

Taylor Digital Wireless Thermometer 1434
There are a few different versions of this available--the important thing is to have a sending unit, which transmits the temperature where it is placed, and a "home" unit, which reads the te...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 19, 10:22pm

Black Diamond Winter Bivy
I wonder if the Epic in your bivy was somehow defective? (In which case BD should have sent you another, or refunded your money.) Backcountrygear.com currently has them on sale for $96.50, which i...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 28, 7:18pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
From a recent S & C email: "My friend used to buy new headlights for his car from Shopko when one would burnout, then he'd put the old ones back in the boxes and return them. A genius ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 18, 5:51pm

Andrew Skurka Sierra High Route Mapset
Andrew Skurka, from whom the English language gets the word "skurking", meaning moving quickly over great distances in a lightweight fashion (an antonym for "lurking"), has giv...

In Books and Media
January 05, 9:42am

Zpacks Blast 32
I have a version or this pack with no waist belt, a drink tube opening, daisy chains on the shoulder straps, shock cord lashing on the front, and two shoulder pouches. Total weight, 5.55 oz. Without...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 5:25pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
First thoughts on the new cocoon vest: 1)The pertex quantum used has a finer rip stop grid pattern than the original cocoon pull-over, which translates, very subtly, to a stiffer hand and less silk...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
June 22, 5:28pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Cocoon Pullover
First thoughts on the new cocoon vest: 1)The pertex quantum used has a finer rip stop grid pattern compared to the original cocoon pull-over, which translates, very subtly, to a stiffer hand and le...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
June 22, 5:24pm

North Face Beeline 900
The rating here is definitely price sensitive. I recently bought a new bag at outlet closeout for $90. The bag uses what I think is the best lightweight sleeping bag fabric, very lightly, or un, cal...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 02, 7:00pm