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Wild Things Power Stretch Hoody
I just came across this item: It looks perfect for me for the colder months. I, like others, missed the boat on the Smartwool Hoody. This looks li...

In GEAR » Wild Things Power Stretch Hoody
April 17, 8:55pm

Re: Re: Cocoon gear and volume displacement
"I'm not even using stuff sacks with my clothes and quilt" Ryan, others: how do you pack your puffy stuff if you're not using a stuff sack? For example, is your sleeping bag s...

In Gear Lists » Doug's Sub-4 Gear List
April 17, 7:18pm

RE: Any Sports Fans?
I've been a Miami sports fan given that I was born and raised there. I've played basketball all of my life, so naturally that's the sport I love to follow the most. In that regard, I&...

In Chaff » Any Sports Fans?
April 16, 9:38am

Re: 24 Hour White Mountain Hut Traverse
I would recommend ditching the stove. You can eat whatever you like at the huts, sometimes free (this kind of "trail magic" has been known to happen to hikers doing the hut traverse, tho...

In Gear Lists » 24 Hour White Mountain Hut Traverse
April 13, 12:55pm

Re: RyanF gearlist
Looks like a solid, very lightweight list. I especially like the pairing of the nano shelter pieces with the diad jacket. I agree with the response above: why not carry a lightweight insulat...

In Gear Lists » RyanF gearlist
April 11, 2:56pm

Re: Re: $100 woodstove + $2 Pot...
"a $3 trip to WM gets you hiking light and entire functional." Also, a $15 trip to Home Depot (plus a knowledge of a sheet bend knot) can get your shelter needs taken care of. IME, ...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
April 09, 7:26pm

How about just one pole?
I was never comfortable carrying two poles. They just felt too cumbersome and they seemed like overkill for about 90% of the terrain I've hiked. For hairy uphill terrain, I feel more secure a...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
April 08, 11:17pm

Re: UL climbing gear
There are some whom properly preach the virtues of UL principles in mountaineering and climbing. Pro Mountain Sports in Seattle, WA comes to mind.

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Dilemma
April 05, 10:30pm

RE: O2 Rainshield Jacket
I've had the jacket for 2 years now. It has surpassed my expectations. If you're staying on the trail and can stand a little babying, then it should be plenty durable. I've used it in all season...

In GEAR » O2 Rainshield Jacket
September 06, 3:46pm

Sleep Deprivation
I am Jack's total sense of awe. ;-)

In Gear Lists » JMT Un-resupplied
July 28, 6:15am

All Reader Reviews by Antonio Abad

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PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
They are comfy down to freezing, but aren't terribly wind resistant. Thus, I pair these with OR basic shell mitts (goretex) and have used this combination down to the teens. It's comfortable in thos...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 19, 2:28am

Integral Designs Sil Poncho
I would have easily given this piece of gear a 5 if it was available in a larger option. As a poncho, it certainly delivers. The drawcords help minimize any flapping at the expense of air circulatio...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 19, 2:07am

GoLite Breeze
I dove headfirst into the ultralight way by buying this pack. I used it for almost 1.5 years before I sold it. My baseweight never topped 9 lbs with this bag yet my shoulders were always aching afte...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 19, 1:52am

Montane Featherlite
Lightweight, breathable, and very water resistant. What's not to like? This is my favorite and most versatile piece of clothing. I've used it for almost 3 years now. I wear it any number of ways: ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 19, 1:39am

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
When I received my Puffball Vest I was somewhat underwhelmed: it looked like Patagonia skimped on the loft and the fit seemed kind of off. The latter objection was due to the combination of my physiq...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
March 19, 1:22am