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Fleece
The hoody arrived today,and in new condition just as described. That said, it might be helpful to reconsider how you do transactions here. The item arrived 12 days after payment was received, an...

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot BonFire Fleece HooDy BLK Medium
March 07, 11:25am

Coating
As compared to the non-stick pots the uncoated ones are: 1. Lighter. 2. Cheaper. 3. Less likely to kill you. If you're ever planning to move to freezer bag meals (i.e., using your p...

In GEAR » Evernew non-stick pots, experiences?
March 07, 10:04am

Wind Shirt
Poncho tarps are great! No need to get wet either-a windshirt with a decent DWR (like a Patagonia Houdini) is plenty of protection for the short time it takes to put the guylines away. When you ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Bivy as bag liner
March 07, 9:07am

Z-Lite
Mike, Just measured mine and it comes out to 5 1/8 inches per section.

In GEAR » Ohm owners
March 05, 11:52pm

Cuben Kidneys
Did you add a drainage grommet to the bottom? Without it, water can't really pass through the cuben.

In GEAR » MLD - New 2011 Gear
March 04, 11:10pm

Poncho Tarp Stretch
Started playing around with a GoLite Poncho Tarp today but had a bit of a concern: when I unsnap the buttons that give the tarp its poncho shape, it feels like I'm stretching the fabric out. It...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarp Stretch
March 04, 11:08pm

What to do with non-UL mummy bag?
So here's the deal. I've managed to sell off most of my traditional/heavy gear for backpacking, but have one thing that's managed to sit around: a North Face Chrysalis 15 degree mummy b...

In GEAR » What to do with non-UL mummy bag?
March 04, 9:34pm

Deals
Just got a confirmation email from GoLite in regards to the order I placed this morning; it says they had to cancel the "Mesa Running Shorts" from my order as they were out of stock, but ...

In Gear Deals » Golite Huge Clearance - Up to 70% off, example 2008 Pinnacle $39
March 04, 11:21am

Jacket
Great deal on a great jacket

In Gear Swap » mountain hardware compressor Jacket Medium blue $35
February 24, 4:30pm

Thanks
Great review, though I'm sorry your trips didn't work out! Definitely looks like a nice quilt, and I actually am glad they chose to make it functional with CCF pads as well; one of the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Katabatic Sawatch 15 Quilt and Crestone Hood Review
February 22, 3:36pm

All Reader Reviews by John Castro-Rappl

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BackpackingLight.com
I ordered a backpack, then upon its arrival realized I had made a critical error; my gear was light enough, but too bulky for the bag. I sent the pack back to BPl, then sent them a message a few days ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 3:06pm

Driducks rainsuit
After hearing great thing about DriDucks jackets I decided to get a pack. I took members' sizing advice and purchased a size small (I'm 5'9, 35/35 arms, 40-41 inch chest) and it fit perfec...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 29, 10:08am