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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
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Jackorak on hand
Jonathan, If you want a Jackorak, originally an XL but sleeves shortened slightly, velcro cuff closure added and a waterproof main zip installed to replace the original----all for a total weight o...

In GEAR » Feathered Friends Jackorak?
July 27, 11:18am

Bill, I suggest you rub your modded Patagonia Hoody in their faces (nicely, of course)-----they will be interested. I find their CS and R&D people very responsive to input. This may prod them i...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG-SW Capilene Hood Project:
July 27, 11:11am

Too light or what?
Not enough info to judge. Those were horrific conditions. Hard to know if lack of equipment, of experience, or other unknown factors were on hand. I've climbed Mont Blanc without a tent (althou...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Went too light- 5 dead.
July 25, 10:05pm

MLD poles
The Poles came with the same shipment as my Zip Pack to consolidate shipping costs (upon my request). So, I would think that if he has them in stock (as opposed to needing to assemble them from bla...

In GEAR » MLD carbon fiber tarp poles
July 25, 5:28pm

NAND AKA the p↑q pack?
Would wanting it be an operation of alternative denial?

In GEAR » My Field Trip To ULA Equipment
July 25, 3:09pm

Icebreaker Hoodies
Yes, I've heard of the heavier Icebreaker hoodies but no one is doing this with a lighter weight wool that would be more versatile for a range of conditions and for layering. It's an empty...

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow Hoody discontinued!
July 25, 1:04pm

The Mystery ULA Panel loader? Exclusive Spy picture?
I received an anonymous letter from Logan, UT recently. The undisclosed sender wrote a brief description and included a somewhat fuzzy shot (obviously taken with a long lens) of a frontloading pack...

In GEAR » My Field Trip To ULA Equipment
July 25, 12:58pm

Merino Wool Hoodies
Too bad. Time to start bugging Ibex or Icebreaker to produce a hoody. They may be more responsive to our niche demands.

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow Hoody discontinued!
July 25, 11:27am

ULA Top Secret facilities
stay tuned for update.

In GEAR » My Field Trip To ULA Equipment
July 25, 10:41am

Nothing, but nothing, beats the reliability of Flicklocks----I've tried every conceivable alternative over many seasons. experiencing jamming or slippage and sometimes both on the same pole. At...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Black Diamond Enduro CF Trekking Pole REVIEW
July 25, 10:38am

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am