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Bike tour UL list
As much as I love backpacking, I'm mainly a bike tourer since I don't own a car and this is how I get places that I want to go to. I've been working on making a 'perfect' set of...

In Gear Lists » Bike tour UL list
April 15, 1:54pm

Re: Sleeves
I'm as pale as can be and never hike without long sleeves. I have Pearl Izumi bike sleeves that I use on the bike and in cold weather, some of the Moeben sleeves (from, and a ...

In Gear Lists » John Muir 2009 Gear List
April 14, 9:46pm

Re: "Early Spring AT Gear list"
Oops, I just noticed he's on the southern end of the trail. That would make a difference ;)

In Gear Lists » Early Spring AT Gear list
April 14, 8:19am

Re: "Early Spring AT Gear list"
That actually looks pretty good. Oddly enough, the only thing I can think of is a suggestion to ADD more weight in the form of a second outfit for sleeping or regular wear. You're almost guaran...

In Gear Lists » Early Spring AT Gear list
April 13, 10:59pm

RE: "Tarp pitching on cycling trips"
I've struggled with this issue as well. I've used the bike as a support but don't recommend it because 1) it isn't tall enough when flipped over, making the tarp resemble a bivy and...

In GEAR » Tarp pitching on cycling trips
March 23, 5:22pm

Re: Nathan vests
I'm in a slightly different situation since I'm female and tried the whole waist pack thing with no success because I have a waist which is right at the bottom of my ribs. Ouch! When I go f...

In GEAR » Trail Running Pack
March 10, 12:57am

Re: "UL gaiters?"
I have Dirty Girls and love them. Mine are "Lime Gaiterade hurl"! I've done lots of time in the shoes both with the gaiters on and off, and the velcro survives amazingly well, especia...

In GEAR » UL gaiters?
March 04, 11:42am

Re: Nemo Nano tent
I have a Nemo Gogo specifically for bike trips, as well. I haven't gotten to use it much yet, but I got it for the same reasons that you specify - most UL tents out there rely on using hiking p...

In GEAR » Nemo Nano tent
February 23, 5:26pm

I have one (the original, single wall version), though haven't gotten to use it much yet. I do really like it, though wish they included a pole for the tail on the end since it works much bette...

January 14, 11:10am

Re: 40 Degree Bags on the JMT?
I haven't done the JMT, but I'd expect that you'd need something warmer unless you were very careful about sleeping spot selection and clothing. REI also tends to overestimate the warmt...

In GEAR » 40 Degree Bags on the JMT?
October 19, 2:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Courtney Waal

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REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
You forgot the most important part- it's CHEAP! I'm amazed that they sell something far more than a nylon bag with a drawcord for MSRP $89. I picked mine up at a sale for $65, making it hard to compla...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 06, 7:44pm

Gregory Reactor
At 22 oz, this pack is heavy for the 700 in^3 of internal storage space. To the pack's credit, though, are generous and very useable exterior mesh pockets and just barely enough interior space for my ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 8:31pm