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VAT
I ordered one a week or two ago and had 17% deducted for the VAT.

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Mountain Software Yukon Down Pullover Review
March 16, 11:24am

Re: Smell?
I've done extensive smell checks, and find that all of the synthetics stink worse than wool, after many days w/o washing. Silk is pretty good, too. And the early polypropylene was the worst eve...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Briefs Review
October 13, 2:54pm

Merino?
I think underwear are really important. Chafing, moisture retention contributing to fungal blues, drying time, lack of odor retention, interference with a pack; all these are important. I have ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Briefs Review
October 13, 9:19am

More Eneloop
Some Costco stores have the new Eneloops, and some of the vendors on Amazon do as well. I just ordered a package with a charger (that I don't need) and both AA and AAA batteries from Amazon. I ...

In GEAR » Zebralight H51
September 25, 1:49pm

More eneloop
The new "A" series Eneloops have even lower self-discharge and better low temp performance (down to 10 F), than before. I have used a lot of different ni-mh and ni-cad rechargeables over ...

In GEAR » Zebralight H51
September 25, 12:49pm

Re: Thanks for the suggestion
You might try the Sanyo Eneloop. That seems to be the go-to AA battery among a lot of the flashaholics. They work great for me. I just ordered an h51, looking forward to using it.

In GEAR » Zebralight H51
September 22, 8:47pm

Water purifiers
Hi Donna: I know you didn't ask me, but I thought you might be interested in our water treatment experiences. I had an Aquastar Plus, which I really liked until it died. One of our group had a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Return to the Fight! Lightweight Rematch in the High Annapurnas
May 12, 9:08pm

Good report.
I just finished the AC a couple of weeks ago. It is actually possible to walk on the east side of the Kali Gandaki and avoid the road nearly all the way to Tatopani. You have to have good maps or a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Return to the Fight! Lightweight Rematch in the High Annapurnas
May 12, 9:34am

Batteries on the Annapurna Circuit?
Are CR123A cells available? TIA, Alan.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tea House Trekking: Lightweight to Everest Base Camp
January 18, 2:01pm

It depends, absolutely, on how you want to use them.
I am a little over 5'8", and like a fixed pole at 120-125 cm, which is much longer than the "standard" guideline. For me, longer is better, until the poles are so far below me wh...

In GEAR » How to size trekking poles?
September 20, 5:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Alan Seegert

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SteriPen Adventurer
I just got back from a trip to Nepal, and one of the members of our group had a SteriPEN Adventurer. The seven of us in the group ended up using the SteriPEN more than we expected, as our other two pu...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 13, 12:33pm

Aquastar Aquastar - plus
I just got back from walking the Annapurna Circuit. Our group of 7 had my Aquastar Plus, a SteriPEN Adventurer, and a First Need filter. I used my Aquarstar for the first few days until it failed, and...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 04, 12:24pm