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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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And Stephen was much easier to deal with than PhD. His shipping charges were more reasonable, too! (I think it was $0). So maybe the best place to buy PhD, until they figure out something better...

In GEAR » Do PHD products breathe well?
June 30, 6:17pm

PhD
They're difficult to deal with. Shipping is exorbitant, as they insist on only using the most expensive (and quickest) mode, because, I think, of qualms about being becalmed in customs -- or, ...

In GEAR » Do PHD products breathe well?
June 30, 5:35pm

riser
Will take one. PM coming.

In Gear Deals » BPL exclusive--BRS-3000T Jetboil pot riser disk
June 24, 6:24pm

Payment sent
Payment sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
June 14, 10:06pm

Minus33
Minus33 arrived quickly and in great condition. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Assorted [Sierra Designs, Smartwool, Patagonia, REI, Minus 33] clothing
June 03, 6:32pm

Minus33
Will take the Minus33 medium. PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Assorted [Sierra Designs, Smartwool, Patagonia, REI, Minus 33] clothing
May 31, 10:07pm

PU, stored wet
Years ago I had some PU-coated gear, which, if not stored bone dry, and maybe even then, would develop almost impossible-to-remove odors from some degradation in the PU coating. Not sure if it was...

In Gear Deals » Some new Tent ideas I have up on Kickstarter
May 31, 4:25pm

Will take it
PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Katabatic Bristlecone Bivy-Long
May 12, 1:08pm

Even better!!!
An amazing price!!

In Gear Swap » FS: Z-Packs Hexamid Solo-Plus Cuben Fiber Tent
May 09, 7:13am

exit date
Just to emphasize that the rangers never check that you've exited on the day you said you would, or in fact ever exited. The system is principally concerned with trail head apportioning, allow...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
April 21, 10:59pm

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