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"backpack suggestions? for his/her bags"
Jared, Get your GF a Vapor Ki and get yourself a Vapor Trail. These are reasonably light while maintaining a high level of comfort and volume. Of course, if you want to go really light/frameless ...

In GEAR » backpack suggestions? for his/her bags
June 26, 9:19pm

Suggested terms for "base" weights.
Jim,Yes, I agree. It is helpful to qualify the conditions and definitions we use in posts. When I see something like a '3lb,3 season base' packing list I usually wonder what '3-seaso...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A modest proposal
June 25, 5:41am

Re"Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack"I own it
I bought this pack for light weight canyoneering last summer. called sawanobori here in Japan. At about 87 liters per kg empty weight, this pack has one of the highest ratios of volume to weight of...

In Editor's Roundtable » Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack SPOTLITE REVIEW
June 25, 3:18am

"Down jacket in sleeping system"
Mike, Get the Montbell Light Alpine down jacket. It has about 2x the loft of the UL down. Then you will have a 2-jacket system which gives you 3 combinations of warmth for year around use. Getti...

In GEAR » Down jacket in sleeping system
June 24, 11:48pm

"continuous baffles on sleeping bags"
I don't need to because I never have 'too much' bag. I adhere to the light backpacking concept of taking a sleep system which includes my base clothing layer, my insulation clothing lay...

In GEAR » continuous baffles on sleeping bags: a practical way to adjust temperature?
June 24, 11:43pm

"'show avatars' does nothing" / still not working on some threads
Thanks for the modification; I noticed it on standard blogs. But on other pages it still does not work. Example:

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » 'show avatars' does nothing
June 24, 11:35pm

Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude 50% off now $125, two left

In Gear Deals » Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude 50% off now $125, two left
June 24, 11:33pm

"Gossamer Gear customer service SUCKS" not for me
I also own several small products from GG; and have no complaints. Products were delivered quickly and meet advertised specs. I don't know the names of the people involved, but I'd do busin...

In Chaff » Gossamer Gear customer service SUCKS
June 23, 7:44am

"Altimeter watch" Suunto vs. Casio
I have a Casio Pathfinder PAG40B-2V and an '07 Suunto Vector. On a recent short hike I brought them both for comparison. I calibrated both to the trail head altitude and temperature. They both ...

In GEAR » Altimeter watch
June 23, 7:39am

"Another Montbell sizing question"
Ashley, I've owned M and L. You need to decide; do you want arms and a torso length which are 2" too short (M), or a chest area which is too baggy (L). I'm 5'10" and went wit...

In GEAR » Another Montbell sizing question
June 23, 7:30am

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm