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Before you buy, read the new products review...
Golite is making some significant updates to the Gust - essentially the replacment for the Gust is a big Jam, with side pockets and other neat stuff the old Gust was lacking. Check out the changes ...

In Gear Deals » Small Golite Gust for $49
August 23, 9:51am

Shoot the Damn Bears
I'm not a hunter, and am fairly pacifist, but maybe we ought to think about hunting bears once in a while. They are losing all fear of people.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Electric Bear Fence
October 12, 10:35am

Thanks for the very useful review. I just came across this jacket at REI. Especially comparing it to the Dragonfly was helpful.

In GEAR » REI Pyrn jacket
July 27, 12:48pm

Re: Re: Ultralight insulating jacket
I second the Golite Coal. It isn't as light as the Patagonia MicroPuff I have, but it has a hood, it is warmer, if covers more of the groin and butt, and is still pretty darn light. I use the Golit...

In GEAR » Ultralight insulating jacket
July 27, 9:37am

Re: Re: Down Jacket/Sleeping Bag
Wild Things Gear makes a good half bag with an Epic shell (water resistant) and Primaloft fill. Apparently they sell quite a few to the military for use on missions in Afghanistan, where it gets qu...

In Multiple Use Gear » Multiple Use Sleeping Bags
July 14, 5:38pm

Take warm clothing!
I tend to use a lighter bag and then make it warmer with my warm clothing. I don't want to skimp on warm clothing in case I have to wear it to hike out in inclement weather - some people will carry...

In Multiple Use Gear » Multiple Use Sleeping Bags
June 08, 9:08am

Flight Jacket
I have the Western Mountaineering piece. It is superb - ultralight fabric in and out, incredible loft, and WM's legendary attention to detail. I haven't seen the corresponding product from Feathere...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
December 29, 4:46pm

Cover the face or just the head and neck?
What you propose, Ryan, sounds great. I actually came across a similar piece elsewhere on the internet some months ago, but wasn't motivated to buy it because it was heavy for what it was (didn't h...

In GEAR » Doubling sleeping bags
December 29, 4:32pm

2004 best gear
GoLite Umbrella. Keeps the sun off better than a hat, and doesn't have the heat build up a hat does in the summer. Also comes in handy for those summer showers, or if you need quick shelter while y...

In GEAR » Favorite Three Pieces of Gear Used in 2004?
December 29, 11:09am

All Reader Reviews by William Webber

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Golite Ion
Think: ultralight travel. SE Asia using this as your only carryon. The zipper top is much better for this application that a drawstring top with lid. Plus, it "cleans up well" - looks better...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 04, 12:00pm

Crocs Any closed toe model
They are so light you can really tie them way back on the outside of your pack without throwing off the balance. So they will "fit" onto (if not "into") any setup. They don'...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 07, 5:08pm

Tiny Knife - Gerber Micro-Lite LST
The new Spyderco Ladybug is even better. About the same size and weight, but better steel. Costs a little more. Shop online. Much cheaper than REI.

In Miscellaneous Products
May 07, 4:47pm

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
The Patagonia Houdini works just as well for a lot less weight. The Precip is cluttered with a rain fly (annoying Velcro keeps catching the fly and gets in the way of operating the zipper) and "p...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 14, 9:43am

Golite Umbrella
I use the reflective silver Go Lite Dome for hiking in sunny weather. I tried all types of hats (Tilley, baseball cap with drape, etc.) but they were all too hot. Nothing beats a "parasol" (...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 14, 9:33am

Ray Way quilt one person - standard
I had to have a seamstress put mine together, but it was worth it for a bag that is less confining but still plenty warm. Does seem rather bulky, but I'll just take a Golite Gust instead of a Jam ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 06, 4:00pm

Petzl Tikka
I use my orginal Tikka for reading at night while my wife is sleeping. It's much better than any "clamp-on" style book light. Actually since we are too cheap (!) to have installed lig...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 11, 11:05am

Patagonia Lightweight Capilene Glove Liners
These so-called "glove liners" have worked well for me as all the gloves I need. They weigh practically nothing, don't get hot or sweaty, but add a needed touch of warmth before bed or when getting up...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 15, 11:42am

Golite Gust
I have a couple of Gusts, too cheap and too elegant in the simplicity of their design to pass up. Since my hikes are short (1-2 nights) in mild summer weather, generally to High Sierra camps in Yosemi...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 11:38am

Black Diamond Winter Bivy
Ryan, great expert's perspective! However, I am in a quandary for summer hiking - I have a Ray Way quilt, and the Bibler seems ideally suited to it - keep the drafts out, keep the quilt clean so I ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 15, 11:31am