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Valentin Zill (Valentin.Zill) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Valentin Zill

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Re: Icebreaker Superfine or Smartwool Microlight
Go for the Icebreaker. I've got an Icebreaker Oasis L/S 200 shirt and a Smartwool Microweight L/S, the Icebreaker's quality is much higher, and it feels better. I've washed the Smartwo...

In GEAR » Icebreaker Superfine or Smartwool Microlight???
July 02, 6:26am

Re: Re: MLD sssslowwwwnnnnesssss....
As far as I now Ron still sews (almost) every item by himself. And I can tell you MLD gear is really worth the long wait!

In GEAR » MLD Delays
June 24, 5:42am

Re: Re: Re. Best one pound sleeping bag
The Yeti V.I.B. 250 bag is still available at , even in a new 2007 version. Website is in german language only. Contact me if you need help. I once had this bag, it's very ...

In GEAR » Best one pound sleeping bag?
June 24, 5:42am

Re: Re: Languages
That's funny, Miguel, because your name actually sounds Spanish... Il y a une - forget it, my French's not to good. What I wanted to say is that there's a French UL forum as well, ww...

In GEAR » Stoves in the European Alps
June 21, 10:36am

SnowPeak GigaPower cannisters in the Alps
Miguel: I posted your question concerning the availability of SnowPeak GigaPower cannisters in the Alps at, the german equivalent of BPL. There are too answers until now...

In GEAR » Stoves in the European Alps
June 18, 12:10pm

The right stove in EU
Miguel: Cannister ("Gaskartusche" auf Deutsch) stoves can be used everywhere here without problems, you'll find them in every outdoor store here. Esbit and alcohol work great also, ga...

In GEAR » Stoves in the European Alps
June 17, 3:01am

What about on-trail repairs?
Great article, very funny, thank you Mike! And thank you for calling me a Master - I also carry a small razor blade. The only purpose I carry it for are on-trail repairs (cutting duct tape, dyne...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
May 24, 9:57am

Thank y'all!
Thank you all so much for your help! After ordering a Cocoon UL 60 balaclava, thinking about the JRB down hood and cancelling the Cocoon prepurchase (sorry again for the inconveniences to the BPL...

In GEAR » Warm head wear for using w/quilt?
April 18, 7:46am

Warm head wear for using w/quilt?
I'm looking for the right head wear to complement my sleeping system (Arc Ghost, GG ThinLight 3/8", MLD LiteSoul Bivy) down to the lower 30s. Curious 'bout your suggestions! And thank ...

In GEAR » Warm head wear for using w/quilt?
April 15, 3:31am

More advantages than disadvantages, if you ask me
I used to hike without poles but learned to love them on several day hikes I did in the last two weeks. Advantages: 1. The fitness aspect. Using poles means you train the whole body, not just ...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
April 14, 11:55am

All Reader Reviews by Valentin Zill

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Mountain Laurel Designs
In February/early March I ordered a Revelation Pack, a Monk Spectralite.60 Tarp and a few weeks later a LiteSoul Bivy, for which Ron didn't charge me any extra postage fees. As others already ment...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 04, 6:25am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
This review refers to the DriDucks rain suit, I bought it at Gossamer Gear last year. I had the chance to really test it on a day trip yesterday. I stayed totally dry during rain and sleet. We bushwa...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 04, 10:17am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD about a year ago and I must have watched it about a dozen times now. As many of the other reviewers I also bought it to SEE put into practice what I had READ about in different bo...

In Books and Media
March 21, 2:55am

Gossamer Gear
Gossamer Gear's customer service is really outstanding. It was the first time that I ordered gear in the U.S. and I was almost sure problems would occur. Nope! The package arrived within a week - ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 13, 10:04am