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Michael K (chinookhead) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm from Michigan and now I live in Texas. I have been an avid hiker and fisherman (spin and fly fishing) for most of my life. I have been a "traditional" backpacker and I am slowly trying to lighten my load.
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belt issue for me
I love the design of the pack bag and organization is great. I also think the hoop going directly on the side of the belt and spreading the weight is innovative. However, I think they were too we...

In GEAR » Torso length and sizing for GoLite packs
March 30, 5:58pm

sizes for golite quest
On all of the pack sizes on the Quests the torso lengths are the same and equally adjustable. The only difference are the hipbelt sizes.

In GEAR » Torso length and sizing for GoLite packs
March 30, 8:01am

Golite Quest 80L Medium
I'd sell you a red golite Quest 80 for 100 dollars. It is in good shape except for tears at the horns on the hip belt from weight (not abrasion). Golite told me that they will fix this and cov...

In Gear Swap » WTB GoLite Mens Quest pack
March 30, 7:27am

Patagonia Merino 1 Long Sleeve tee as good as Rab Meco 120?
Does anyone have any experience with both of these products? Just wondering if both of the products perform similarly because it seems like the Rab Meco is very expensive to buy especially in the ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Merino 1 Long Sleeve tee as good as Rab Meco 120?
March 29, 9:53pm

cord
Like other have said have them cut some 1 inch webbing for you to use to wrap around a tree. Then, you can buy some accessory cord. The 3mm (non-dyneema cord) is not strong enough. You'll wa...

In GEAR » Total hammock newb wants to buy some SUL rope.
March 23, 8:45am

Re: z
Anthony, what xpac material is your zimmerbuilt bag made from? Is it VX21?

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
March 16, 9:23am

price
The only reason I don't have more than just my one rab meco long sleeve shirt is the price. It's ridiculously expensive. Anyone find anywhere to buy them in the states at a reasonable pri...

In GEAR » Rab Meco-Im a believer
March 16, 8:00am

1 comment and 1 question
Nathan thanks for answering my questions, but I now have 2 more comments/questions. 1)On your site, it looks like only the vx07 is being offered without a zipper. It would be nice if the heavie...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
March 15, 7:13pm

Re: Meco 120
I have not used a meco longsleeve in desert hot weather, but I used it extensively this summer in Colorado and in the mid/upper-80's it was fine. I use long sleeves, since I'm super pale a...

In GEAR » Rab Meco-Im a believer
March 14, 3:44pm

Very interesting! Nathan Coleman
Very interesting, but I've got some questions: 1) How much does this set-up weigh if you choose the UL frame? 2) How much does this draw string base talon weigh? 3) Have you thoug...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
March 11, 6:41pm

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