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thanks for the information
I have been thinking for months about reusing my stratos 32 frame, the only backpack frame that is 100% comfortable with my badly broken spine (i tried exos 58, atmos 50, talon 44,MLD FS exodus,MLD...

In GEAR » Custom Zimmerbuilt / Kifaru hybird pack.
August 09, 1:22pm

no one
I checked this thread, but seems no one found, my bpl1100 pot with bushbuddy and myog spinntex bag that my wife lost the first day of a 5 day winter hike in the Vercors mountain.

In GEAR » What interesting gear have you found on the trail?
July 14, 7:22am

hexanet
I bought a second hand first version with .5 cuben floor 190g/6.7oz measured weight including added shockcord on top, and velcros on bottom. I didnt found it too small but a bit long to use ...

In GEAR » Hexanet bug shelter
July 12, 6:37am

zpacks chest
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/zpacks_multipack_review.html#.Uc6CxPVUF8E i use it to carry my camera and posted photos in the review thread otherwise have a look...

In Photography » Seeking Solution - how best to carry an SLR Camera
June 29, 12:48am

Scotland
Thanks a lot for this detailed trip report ! Scotland is one of my favourite place to hike, and your link to David Cotton website looks like a very interesting source of information. I need now...

In Post-Trip Reports » Scotland: the West Highland Way, the Cape Wrath Trail, and More
June 12, 12:40am

klymit / FS exodus backpack
Bumping this thread because after soon one year using an FS exodus i totaly agree with a few points : -if i overstuff my backpack ( like when i use my winter sleeping bag ) the backs starts to t...

In GEAR » Air beam/Klymit frame support for backpacks
June 07, 6:41am

TGO
It was a pleasure meeting you... and reading your report. See you on another TGO perhaps.

In Post-Trip Reports » TGO Challenge 2013 – Crossing Scotland from the Atlantic to the North Sea
May 27, 4:32pm

back to thicker cord
When i first saw the cord provided by MLD for my trailstar i thought it was overkill and heavy and that i could use lighter. I replaced them with a 2.3mm lighter one, all went well for about 5...

In GEAR » what lines work with the Lineloc 3 ladder?
May 27, 9:06am

compass
if you remove the plate it weights 0.39 oz no needs to cut or drill, just remove the metallic wire that holds the compass to the plate

In GEAR » looking for decent 1/2 oz compass
April 18, 2:44am

Re: shoes
None of the trail shoes i have worn were quick drying : mizuno wave ascend xodus progrid 2.0 addidas supernova riot 5 salomon xa pro 3d

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » List your "quick drying" trail runners that you also cross streams in.
April 15, 5:41am

All Reader Reviews by Fred eric

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
After a few overnight with this pack ( he was too big , but i wanted to try it asap, planning for 2013 TGO ), i just did my first one week snowshoeing hike with it. - first as i have complained on ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 3:09am

Black Rock Gear Hadron
I ordered an XL Hadron, because the previous blackrock hat i had was a slightly tight fit in L. Evan questionned me by mail to check if i really needed an XL. I ended with a slightly larger than nor...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
September 15, 12:30pm

MLD Trailstar
After some week end uses ill give it a 5 as a 2 adults plus 4 year old son shelter. With a ground cloth and stakes i am at about 550+150+100= 800g for 2 1/2 people. I like the simplicity , no ve...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 04, 8:03am

Backcountrygear.com
I wanted some dry bags for packrafting and to try shipito I bought 2 POE pneumo ltw 50l the last model with rounded bottom They sent me the 2009 model with square bottom that was on sale on their w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 13, 12:52am

PHD minimus down socks
sizing is strange, my wife feet are 5/38 so i ordered Small in fact i can use them and my feets are 10 /44. The loft is impressing, but due to the construction you have a lot below the feet and b...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
April 01, 6:18am

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
i usualy use a ziploc for my money, visa card and id card while hiking this time when i left for 3 weeks in Greenland i decided to use the small aloksak that was given me with some other purchase o...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 2:16pm

Thru-Hiker.com
Had after thought and sent a mail to change order. 30 min after it i recieved answer and refund so i could redo order : Hello Frederic- No problem at all with regards to the order changes. I&#...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 10, 2:01pm

TarpTent Double Rainbow
DR in the snow! Its a great lightweight 2 persons tent. First i like the headroom and 2 larges entries . My wife and i...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 20, 9:36am

Garmin eTrex Legend
I bought one and only use it for snow hiking out of trails. Otherwise as i cannot hike close to my home, i dont hike often in the same place, so i wouldnt buy a 100€ map for only 5-6 days of use. ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
December 11, 11:40pm