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short pad
I use my short xlite for most warm weather trips. I don't mind the drop, as much as the narrowness at the bottom. It takes effort to stay on if not on back. I have a piece of ccf sitpad I u...

In GEAR » Short, thick sleeping pads
November 20, 7:18pm

rocky gtx socks
I use rocky gtx socks too. I had been told size up at least 1 size, maybe even 2 sizes. Well, I wear an 11.5 and a 13 goretex sock was huge on me. About 5/8 inch longer and wider than my socke...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 18, 7:44pm

laces
I wore most tread off a couple pair of older inov8, my last have 650 miles. Did not have that problem. In fact, I yearn for the round laces and loop eyelets. They "stay put" once adju...

In GEAR » Roclite 390 GTX's shoelace design flaw
November 17, 9:00pm

poles
You don't need trekking poles,.. ..until you do.

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 8:30pm

pole length
Sticks and rocks have been known to work pretty good . you are only looking for another 1" or so. I always use a thin flattish rock or piece of wood between tip of my pole and floor of h...

In GEAR » Zpacks hexamid solo tarp with fixed length trekking pole
November 16, 8:18am

ti windscreen fosters
Suluk46 Pricey, but top notch.

In GEAR » Where can I buy Ti windscreen for Fosters Pot?
November 14, 7:44pm

gloves
Synthetic mittens, like ski gear, are cheap and light and water resist. Or, down mitts and rain mitts are lighter, but a lot more $. In any cade, mittens are what you want for warmth. Can eve...

In GEAR » UL glove recommendation
November 12, 8:18pm

AM
I use about half the recommended dosage most of the time and don't notice taste. I add electrolyte mix too often and that hides it anyway. AM changed their bottle droppers this yr and now d...

In GEAR » Something Different
November 11, 7:15pm

gear
Unfortunately, there is gear better suited to certain areas and seasons.If you do all your hiking in one season and locale, you can dial it in. But if you like east and west, and 4 seasons in so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 11, 6:46pm

exlight
My exlight is warm in camp, to maybe 40 f not moving around much. I'd bring a heavier jacket. Being warm is more fun than shivering while making dinner. But it all depends on the person. Some...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 20 Degree bag or 0 degree bag. Need opinions
November 06, 7:24pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm