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Re: Not quite the same
Hammock socks are breathable so the moisture in your breath can escape. A waterproof sock, short of the usual GoreTex wonder fabric, would trap that moisture inside, and even with Event (which I a...

In GEAR » waterproof hammock sock
January 25, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Going from a Bag to a Quilt
"seems like with a quilt, air would get in around the edges when you first lay down, you could tuck it in, but as you roll around at night, it would come out and there'de be air gaps&qu...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 22, 1:45pm

Re: Going from a Bag to a Quilt
I much prefer a quilt to a sleeping bag for hammock use. Much easier to get in and out of the hammock that way. Trying to get into a sleeping bag requires more contortions than I want to go throu...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 22, 11:39am

Re: Re: Best synthetic parka
By "best" do you mean warmest? I have an old Golite Six Month Night Parka that has much more insulation than my newer Montbell. Both are excellent for the genre; the Golite is cetainly ...

In GEAR » What is the best lightweight synthetic parka to buy and why?
January 04, 1:20pm

Re: Re: winter mitt layers
"I'm a huge fan of the BPL VBL mitts, made by RBH. They were a critical part of my glove system on my winter Michigan trip - they go with me on every winter trip." Have to agree on...

In GEAR » winter mitt layers
December 13, 8:34am

Re: Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
I lean toward camp #1. For me, the insulation requirements for actively carrying a pack and being inactive in camp are very different. While moving, staying cool and not sweating too much is a pr...

In GEAR » Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
December 02, 2:41pm

Re: New MLD Pack
I think I'll stick with my Exodus.

In GEAR » New MLD Pack
December 02, 2:20pm

Re: Re: Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
I've been very happy with Montrail trail runners. Got me trough 6 days in Rocky Mountain NP this summer without any foot problems at all.

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 02, 7:39pm

Re: Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
I hike mainly in the Northeast, and I use trail runners most of the year. They handle the typical rocks and roots very well. I tend to switch to warmer shoes when it gets either cold or cool an...

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 01, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil MiniMo
"Ron Moak from SMD (and others) have said it well so many times... BPL is not where their business comes from so why design for the BPL crowd." John - Sorry, but where do you think ...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo
September 29, 7:50am

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm