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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Your gear is LIGHT
The gear you list is some of the lightest on this planet. I'm NO expert, but I don't think you can reduce weight safely.

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 07, 6:56pm

Cilogear fabric
Cilogear uses "proprietary woven Dyneema with the NWD laminate inside." How does this compare to Seek Outside fabrics?

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 6:35pm

Does this author hate Z-Packs?
This author,in multiple articles, seems bound and dtermined to deny the existence of Zpacks. Is he at war with them? Or are they financial competition? "Disclaimer: The author enjoys a non-...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 02, 9:55pm

Cave building is hell
If you are going from place-to-place-to-place, that is, not setting up a basecamp where you will sleep for several nights, in my opinion, a tent is the only practical option, unless you are just da...

In GEAR » Extreme winter sleeping bag system advice?
March 27, 3:01pm

Is Nikwax down any different?
From the ISPO artiocle: "Rab is a launch partner for Nikwax hydrophobic down" Nikwax built an empire on hydrophobic stuff, do they know anything others don't know?

In GEAR » Patagonia Encapsil Belay Parka Reverse Engineered
March 05, 11:35pm

Nice...
...low-angle shots

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter Packing SoCal Style
March 03, 6:31pm

40 degree walk finished minutes ago
Oddly enough, just a few minutes ago I came in from a city walk with the temp at 40 degrees F, with a 10 mph breeze. I started out at 26 wearing a s/s merino T-shirt, topped with a RailRiders l/s ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Updated SUL Clothing 40F
February 01, 5:43pm

Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
Come on, all you quilt owners, fess up, every time you are zipped into a sleeping bag, it feels like being nailed into a coffin, lowered 6 feet into the ground, and tons of dirt poured on top of yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
January 15, 9:41pm

Mimi is still in the ASI business
This was on their web-site as of 12-16-2013: ASI Directors: Mimi Maki-Vadasz ASI Co-Founder ASI Adminisrative Director ASI Rock Guide ASI Alpine Guide ASI Ski Mountaineering Guide AMGA Ski...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 16, 5:42pm

Recommend Bela and Mimi at Alpine Skills
I've had lessons from both of them, and they are extremely professional. I'm not sure that they give lessons themselves anymore, they must be almost as old as I am, but they run a tight sh...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 14, 5:04pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm