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Sieto van der Heide (Sieto) - BPL Guest

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About Me I am an amateur mountaineer and aspiring ultralight backpacker. Visit my blog at
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All Forum Posts by Sieto van der Heide

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MLD Super Exodus
While MLD isn't known for it's pack to be used mountaineering, I've been using the MLD Super Exodus for almost 2 year for that. MLD doesn't offer the 'Super' version any mor...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lightweight Mountaineering Pack
February 28, 3:03pm

Another reply...
@ Miguel, that is a long reply to Jordan's letter. I think there's several things in the letter and the various replies (I must admit I haven't read all of them); There's the c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 30, 3:53am

MLD Super Exodus
My favorite piece of gear is my MLD 2010 Super Exodus. I got it for my birthday about a year ago, and use for everything; in town, backpacking, climbing. I love the look of the Dyneema X.

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear?
July 24, 8:21am

FS: PHD Minimus Vest (Large, Navy)
For Sale: PHD Minimus Vest Size: Large Colour: Navy (special edition) Weight: 240 grams (8.45 oz) Warmth rating: -5c (23F) Price: 120 EUR / 170 USD ex. P&P I'm located in Europe (...

In Gear Swap » FS: PHD Minimus Vest (Large, Navy)
July 09, 2:33pm

Denali - Post Trip
Hi everybody, I finished my Denali trip a few weeks ago, and thought I would let you know how it went. We had great weather, the trip was short - only 16 days, but we did have 3 weather days at...

In Gear Lists » Another Denali Gear List
July 09, 3:38am

Rab Demand
+1 on the Rab Demand eVent Pullover

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lightweight alpine rainjacket
March 14, 2:44pm

I really like Hanwag. They make good shoes. I've also owned Lowa's before, also good shoes. It pretty much comes down to fit. Try not to have too much heel lift.

In GEAR » Europeans here - what brands for shoes/packs?
March 05, 4:08pm

combined warmth
Totally unscientific I would rate the Chaos jacket at 15 degrees f, the Ultra pullover would add about 10 f, so the combo should be good to about 5 degrees, but take a little margin into account.

In GEAR » OR Chaos & PHD Ultra Pullover Combo
February 21, 4:21pm

high altitude
Thank you all for your input. I have been a few times to high altitude (~6000m and ~7000m), so while new to Denali (and it's temperatures) I'm not totally new to altitude. First trip I d...

In Philosophy & Technique » Layering sleeping gear at high altitude
November 28, 4:04am

re: comments Denali Gear
Thanks for your comments Ben. Yes, I've been thinking of getting an overbag, or use extra clothing to beef up my bag's rating. At the moment I think I'll go for the overbag. The ascen...

In Gear Lists » Another Denali Gear List
November 28, 2:23am

All Reader Reviews by Sieto van der Heide

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MLD Super Exodus
The same review, with better lay-out and pictures can be found at my personal blog: This is a review of my Mountain Laurel Designs Super Exodus (2010) backpack, after a fai...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 26, 3:15am

Extremities Lightweight Guide Glove
They're light: my size XL's weigh only 58 grams. They're windproof, because of the Windstopper fabric on the back. They're durable, because of the Pittards leather palm. They'...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 27, 9:29am

Rab Aeon Tee
Recently bought a Rab Aeon Tee (s/s). It's very light, Rab's website lists it at 95 grams, while on my scales it's 86 grams (3 oz). It doesn't wet out very fast, but if it does, it dri...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 06, 5:40am

Haglofs Treble Hood / Treble Vest
I wore a Haglofs Treble Hood almost all the time during my Aconcagua climb. The hood shielded my face from the sun when needed and provided warmth higher up. The combination of fleece and PS makes i...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 06, 5:32am