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Philip Mack Furlow (PhilipMack) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Texas
About Me 38, married, 3 children. Backpack with buddies and kiddos, mainly summertime in the high country - Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and Idaho. Also do some spring, fall and winter hikes in the Texas Hill Country, Piney Woods of East Texas and some trips planned for West Texas.
My PDF Gear ListBitterroot Divide 6 days - lighter but not as light as could be

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All Forum Posts by Philip Mack Furlow

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Re: Re: SUV vs. Sports Car / Boots vs. trail runners
Thanks Tom I have looked at the Namche and would like to try them. I purchased the Wide version of the hardrocks and would have already purchased the Namche if they came in the wide version. E...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUV vs. Sports Car / Boots vs. trail runners
June 03, 3:10pm

SUV vs. Sports Car / Boots vs. trail runners
Ok I've made the move to lightening up. Now have lighter gear, lighter pack, lighter everything, even lighter me. Picked up a pair of Montrail Hardrocks - have done alot of day hikes and runs...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUV vs. Sports Car / Boots vs. trail runners
June 01, 9:44pm

Re: Re: ULA Catalyst v. Granite Gear Nimbus
Thanks John. My big summer trip this year will be along the Montana/Idaho border. With fishing gear and food for six days I expect my weight will range from 25-30lbs. Do you think the condui...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst v. Granite Gear Nimbus
April 22, 8:51pm

ULA Catalyst v. Granite Gear Nimbus
Reading these posts I have seen alot of folks recommend the ULA Catalyst and the Granite Gear Nimbus (Ozone and or Meridian). Will reviewed the Granite Gear Nimbus and gave it very high marks. Ha...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst v. Granite Gear Nimbus
April 22, 7:36pm

Re: Sierra Designs Origami 2 Ultralight
Miguel, A buddy and I used the Origami 2 UL last year on a hike up the Cimarron River to just below UnCompahgre Peak in SW Colorado. It is a little heavy but provides four season protection wit...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Origami 2 Ultralight
April 22, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
Thanks Mark - I hit Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma - with big summer trips to Northern New Mexico, Colorado, and this year Montana and Idaho. Really just looking for something to supplement a poncho...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 12, 9:24pm

Re: GoLite's Trinity Fabric - PR Speak Translation
Thanks guys. I live in North Texas and hike all over Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma in Winter/Spring/Fall months. Summer is the big trips and usually involve Northern New Mexico and Colorado. Thi...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 12, 9:19pm

GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
Checking out the new Paradox pant and was wondering if anyone has tried the new trinity fabric offerings from GoLite? I am looking for a good all around hiking pant that is water resistant to ...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 10, 7:23pm

Re: Re: ULA Catalyst v. GoLite Quest
Thanks Ken, the advice is well received. McHale may ultimately be the route I go. I have an odd body shape which was great for football and rugby in my younger years. Broad throughout the should...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst v. GoLite Quest
February 08, 8:59am

ULA Catalyst v. GoLite Quest
Contemplating new pack purchase - read some reviews. Weight ratings need to be around 35 - 42 lbs for most of my longer outings. Debating between those two packs (or just biting the bullet and fo...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst v. GoLite Quest
February 07, 7:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Philip Mack Furlow

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Cabela's XPG bivy
Cabelas XPG Bivy is Big for Big Guys. This is my first bivy purchase and it is heavier than many of the bivy's I read about on BPL. However, 15oz for a 40"X90" bivy is pretty good. It...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 04, 5:20pm

Black Diamond Gradient
Found these on sale at and they have performed extremely well. Last year in Colorado stepped into deep mud and my left foot sunk over a foot. The pole bent - but did not break. I re...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 5:10pm

Smart Wool Lightweight Block Tee
Smart Wool Shirt is Smart Investment that might save your marriage. Just ask my economist wife. I love this shirt. It is comfortable, light, cool when hot, warm when cool, and best of all when swea...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 27, 2:21pm

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
Found PreCip on sale for $43.00 bucks with sale price and added coupon and I must admit that I couldn't be happier with the purchase. The big pit zips work great and vent well. The Hood is we...

In Clothing - Raingear
June 27, 1:11pm

Big Agnes Horse Thief
Last year on a trip a buddy of mine had the Big Agnes Horse Thief. It spread out on the tent floor and looked luxurious after 8 miles and 3500 feet elevation gain. So when they went on sale I picked...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 30, 10:33am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
In my quest to move to lighter gear my sleeping pad was the last thing to give up. I love my 15 year old full length thermarest that weighs in close to 2lbs 6oz. It is heavy but awesome to sleep on....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 30, 9:24am

Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL
The Origami 2 UL is a five equilateral triangle design that provides excellent wind and weather protection. At 1lb 12.5 oz it is a bit heavy for a UL tarp - but it provides ample room for two campers...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 23, 7:43pm

Montrail Hardrock
In search of the perfect lightweight hiking shoe/boot - I have tried trail running shoes and lightweight boots. And I just can't find anything that can beat the Hardrock. This shoe has excellen...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 22, 10:47pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Buddy of mine recommended this and found one on sale. Purchased it for me and sent it to me with the bill. It is a light weight, warm piece of gear that serves as a great warm insulation pullover (b...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 07, 6:17pm

Smartwool Midweight Merino Wool Turtle neck
Sorry guys - hit the wrong button. Meant to ask Ron a question about this shirt and ended up in the wrong spot. Couldn't back out of the screen Thanks for the information Ron. Do you think th...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 19, 7:52pm