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hybrid solution: huts as bail out option
You should be prepared for every 3-season weather scenario thinkable. The wind, which can be ferocious in Rondane, would be my primary concern. Most of Rondane is above tree line. If you are willi...

In GEAR » norway september
August 19, 12:29am

245 vs 255
Hi David, I have both the 245 as well the 255. The 245 shares the same upper as the 235, but the 245 has a rock plate. The 255 is a tiny bit snugger than the 235, but nothing significant (the r...

In GEAR » Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
August 15, 12:53am

Puffy
A puffy will provide you much appreciated comfort during camp shores (read: resting and eating outside your tent). I wouldn't be able to leave without it. Thus IMHO worth the weight penalty. ...

In Gear Lists » Hiking north of the Arctic Circle, late August
August 13, 10:44am

rain pants: yes
Hi Troy, I’ve done some hiking in that region in August (Sarek). You should be prepared for both prolonged (cold) rain, sleet and snow. So yes, I would bring rain pants after reading you’ll ...

In Gear Lists » Hiking north of the Arctic Circle, late August
August 12, 11:47am

Warning sign indeed
Hi James and Amy, Again superb writing, as usual. Thanks. I am looking forward for your next adventure. Might I ask what made you choose the AAT? It isn't exactly one of Europe's bes...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 06, 7:30am

independently or organised?
First things first: will you visit the region independently or organised? And if independently, do you prefer backpacking independently or with support (guide and/or pack horses)? Will you trek so...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ladakh, Zanskar
June 12, 11:31am

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody: state of the DWR after four days of field use
I must admit that I initially returned my first Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody (BDAS) due to the fit around my neck. After David’s review, I decided to give it a second chance (and sizing up to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review
May 28, 11:57am

no gpx support
One might look up an earlier BPL-post regarding the Explorer: it will not offer gpx-support. Wim

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE or wait for the Explorer?
May 18, 6:02am

no gpx support
In my quest to purchase a non-geostationary satellite communication device, Manfred's post shifted my interest from the Delorme Inreach SE towards the Delorme Explorer as it might render carryi...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
April 28, 11:32pm

Re: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
Hi Richard, Thanks for taking out the time and energy to do this and previous tests. Invaluable information for hikers in need of a good windshirt. So, the fabric is indeed polyester/elastane...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 07, 11:28pm

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