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Re: Re: winter pants suggestions?
I couldn't resist a pair of NeoShell pants on sale when I stopped at the main LLBEAN store in Freeport. I'm really impressed with Polartec's 3-layer fabric lined with PowerDry HE. R...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 27, 10:02am

As a general rule, the fully regulated flashlights (that maintain brightness instead of dimming over time) are the more sophisticated higher end products. It's one of the reasons to buy a Fenix...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 20, 4:47pm

Garmin 650
The Garmin 650 camera is a simple phone grade 5MP camera. It's fine for hiking snapshots. The main purpose of GPS in a camera like the Coolpix is for GPS tagging the photos so they display ...

In GEAR » Camera with gps compass or GPS with camera
September 19, 2:48pm

Groundhogs for me
I use the Groundhogs for car camping tents and tarp (along with a couple of snow stakes if I ever need them for sand) and some Marmot hook stakes for miscellaneous stuff. I use the Groundhog Min...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 2:29pm

Fenix vs Zebra
I own flashlights from Fenix, 4 Sevens, and Zebra. I would say that the quality, components, and performance of all three is identical. Honestly, the differences are minor -- user interface, etc. ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 2:24pm

NeoAir + goosefeet
I have a NeoAir (med) pillow with a down pillow cover from Goosefeet. Really happy with it. Quite comfortable. 6.4 ounces including a stuff sack.

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
September 17, 6:27pm

Maha chargers
These MAHA chargers have completely independent channels and will charge 1, 2, 3, 4 batteries at a time: http://www.thomasdistributing.com/MAHA-MH-C801D-AA--AAA-Battery-ChargerbrDELUXE-8-Cell-Pr...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 17, 6:21pm

stock headband
the stock Zebra headband seems to work fine for me. Very easy to adjust the aim of the flashlight up or down as needed. And, it's free with the flashlight, if I recall.

In GEAR » Which Zebralight should I get?
September 14, 4:14pm

I use Sanyo Eneloops exclusively (or the rebranded Duracell version which is exactly the same battery). The huge advance over previous NiMH rechargeables is that Eneloops keep their charge in stora...

In GEAR » Which Zebralight should I get?
September 14, 4:11pm

Middle setting
I have the spot version of the single AA that I use as my all-purpose headlamp for hiking and camping. I use the middle setting almost exclusively, except in a tent at night when then the lowest se...

In GEAR » zebralights h52w vs h52Fw
September 14, 1:03am

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Marmot Essence
I picked up a 2011 model Essence rain jacket on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx for a price that was literally irresistable. Grabbing it and taking it as fast as I could to the checkout line felt like s...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 03, 8:32pm