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I don't know guys - choosing a tent to use for "small tricky to pitch....portaledge environment" doesn't favor a side entry - jmo Eric - not meaning to be offensive but the Mom...

In GEAR » Recommendation for wedge/bivy tent
July 21, 8:41pm

Deuter Backpack
The Deuter 60+10 SL backpack is omni-adjustable - that pack (or non-SL) can be adjusted to fit just about anyone. The SL is the "narrower" female version of their shoulder strap harness. ...

In GEAR » Womans small torso pack fitting issues
July 21, 4:55pm

Rab Superlite Summit Bivy
Check out the Rab Superlite Summit Bivy - eVent - just about 3-lbs - the newer ones now called a Lotok Ultra are heavier - very breathable including (don't try this at home) carefully boiling /...

In GEAR » Recommendation for wedge/bivy tent
July 21, 2:56pm

Crop sensor camera body
Love my 6d but it's not the best wildlife camera when needing distance. Use your 70-200 - rent a TC x1.4 III extender - the Mark III has excellent IQ and rent a 60d or 7d, or the new 70d if it&...

In Photography » Best lenses for hiking in Glacier?
July 04, 3:49pm

Lots of snow & potential for avalanche
Hey Mark, I'll assume you know it's still very much "winter" in the alpine Rocky Mountains in mid-May. Many of the roads that lead to marked 3-season campgrounds & trailhea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mt Elbert/Massive Conditions?
May 01, 10:23am

New Packs from Montane
Montane has introduce several new packs for 2013. Ultra Tour 22 - Torque 40 & Grand Tour 55. http://www.montane.co.uk/range/packs I have used the Medusa 32 for the last year for 3-season ...

In GEAR » New Packs from Montane
March 04, 8:45pm

Deuter packs.....
The Deuter packs are really great packs for carrying weight. At 40L & 3.5lbs it might not be the thru hiker pack - but add heavier camera gear, climbing/alpine gear or carrying weight for other...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deuter ACTLite 40+10 Spotlite Review
February 20, 9:09pm

Mohawk
The Mohawk is a full featured hardshell - very comfortable, the sleeves are nicely long, the tail drops down to where it should and the fully adjustable helmet compatible hood is fantastic - the ho...

In GEAR » Montane Mohawk
February 16, 9:57am

fire-maple
I've not used one but have been looking at the Fire-Maple FMS-118 - I'm curious if the Soto windscreen - or a modified version would fit the head - that little windscreen is incredibly eff...

In GEAR » Remote Canister stove Recommendations
January 28, 9:42pm

+1 for a dark sleeping bag cover
Jerry - good comment on the solar value of a dark sleeping bag cover - that makes a huge difference in colder air temps. Looks like a nice bag despite the light cover - competitively priced. Won...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Designs Cloud 15 Review
January 28, 7:45pm

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