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snorkel
it has been my (limited) experience that when i sleep in a bivi (RAB SZ from Pertex shiled) in direct rain the bivi wets out eventually and stops breathing (like ALL WP/B fabrics as far as i know) ...

In GEAR » Side sleeper in a winter bivvy
February 13, 6:49am

Fizan?
@roger - how would you compare them to the Fizan compact and compact 4 (the latter collapsing to 49cm! weight is very similar ...and although the fizan's achieve their LW via thin walled AL......

In Editor's Roundtable » Easton UL Carbon 3 Trekking Poles Spotlite Review
February 13, 5:59am

vargo
indeed vargo said they could get one....but its on back order for small pots (500~700ml range) would you use this of the Vargo Ti..I assume the wt and size diff is small

In GEAR » Trangia mini pot gripper - where can I get a new one (or make???
February 08, 5:51am

Trangia mini pot gripper - where can I get a new one (or make???
I really like the Trangia mini pot gripper It weighs very little, packs pretty small and, unlike the GSI mini gripper allows me to take the pot off the stove even if its flaming up a bit and eve...

In GEAR » Trangia mini pot gripper - where can I get a new one (or make???
February 02, 12:42pm

my 0.02USD
Well the reason I think these are different than Prolites or down/synmats is: OF course in the lofty ones there is the degradation of loft due to humidity in the prolites of the world - i assume ...

In GEAR » Neoair and humidity in breath??!!! - a hoax?
February 02, 11:39am

Neoair and humidity in breath??!!! - a hoax?
CD stipulate on their website inflating the Neoair series of mats by mouth poses no issue in so much as long term degradation of the mat AND insulation.... Although I feel comfortable with the sta...

In GEAR » Neoair and humidity in breath??!!! - a hoax?
February 01, 6:49am

call me stu_id
but is it THAT bad inflating the NEO? I admit I have a short version - but its pretty trivial - just takes a few minutes as I slowly but surly do it by mouth and RE humidity - I thought TAR v...

In GEAR » NeoAir Mini Pump
January 31, 11:08am

tnx
Thomas: do you have any idea if these blemishes might affect performance and/or durability...or what kind of warranty they give? Loren - thanks. I have some local friends so might work...will th...

In Gear Swap » WTB Xtherm REG
January 25, 12:10am

Preview
@RJ That makes sense (to me at least) as one could benefit from an "unboxing"+ hands on type of mini review (compared to just reading MFG specs) since it says something about quality o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Designs Cloud 15 Review
January 24, 11:47pm

Material and shape
Yeah - my concern is that te new materials have been reported to be thinner... And of course te tapered shape..

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting down the NeoAir Xtherm?
January 23, 1:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Cheifetz

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MLD XP Quilt 21 0z. Climashield
I have older 2009 XP model (as opposed to the Spirit) with 2.5 Osy Climashield. This would correspond to the 48F model he has. I have the wide model + eVent strip at head and footbox. Carftsmenship...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 8:49am

MLD XP Quilt 21 0z. Climashield
I have older 2009 XP model (as opposed to the Spirit) with 2.5 Osy Climashield. This would correspond to the 48F model he has. I have the wide model + eVent strip at head and footbox. Carftsmenship...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 8:06am

Ronald Turnbull The Book of the Bivvy. Cicerone: UK 2nd. ed. 2007
Jeremy above is right in many ways - it is indeed more of a quirky idiosyncratic book that mixes poetry, psychology and anecdotal facts about bivy and the scottish highlands. In that light it could sc...

In Books and Media
January 02, 5:50am