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Been following am enjoying this discussion. Couple of point to add or reiterate what others have said: 1. Sorry docs or other medical specialists who are skeptical. Barefoot running or hiking...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 31, 1:05am

Fake VFF
There are a lot of fake VFF floating around, many with nearly similar looks vibram soles until you examine the stitching. Don't expect to get a small niche product like this at deep discount, a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review
January 12, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Hands free umbrella
Looks like the hands free model of the silver umbrella with longer shaft is finally out.

In GEAR » The Pros and Cons of Backpacking Umbrellas
January 01, 3:53pm

Five fingers KSO Trek
Been playing around with the new KSO Trek model this past week. They definitely provide better protection and grip than any other previous vibrams including the previous KSO. It's the first FF ...

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
April 05, 9:22am

NB MT100
Your posts are getting me in intersted in the NB MT100. How do you find the shoe comapared to Inov8 shoes? They seem lighter, more durable and cheaper but my concern is the grip on wet/snow...

In GEAR » NB MT100
April 05, 9:11am

Dolly Sods in winter
Hi all, Planing a winter camping trip to Dolly Sods, possibly as early as this weekend (Jan 22nd). I hav a fair share of winter experience from a training bout in the adirondacks but was con...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Dolly Sods in winter
January 19, 11:53am

WM Versalite
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In Gear Swap » FS-WM Versalite
December 24, 10:32am

basegear & Thermarest neo
I used their 20% coupon and free shipping to get a thermarest neo air small for less than $100. Good deal... ordered on Sat & it was on my doorstep on monday.

In Gear Deals »
April 28, 8:36am

Re: Montbell Spiral Down #3
Hey Ben, I hear you on keeping an open mind and letting the bag prove itself. I'd have reconsidered except I just didn't find it THAT comfy or roomy to begin with compared to a good quil...

In GEAR » New 2009 Mont-Bell Down Bags
March 19, 1:22pm

Montbell Spiral Down #3
Just picked up the new Montbell spiral #3 to try. Overall it's OK but I've decided it's going back. The loft is a little underfilled in areas and it is definitely less lofty than a frie...

In GEAR » New 2009 Mont-Bell Down Bags
March 18, 11:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Praveen M

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Crux Plasma Down Jacket
This jacket is new to the market and Crux as a company is still relatively unknown on this side of the Atlantic pond. But they make great stuff.. bomber but lightweight and primarily targeted for the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 16, 7:56am

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
As others have noted, these have amazing warmth for the weight but in the end I gave them up on them & wouldn't buy them again. They tear way too easily at the fingertip areas... just about us...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 07, 4:14pm

Golite Ultra 20
A great quilt within its limitations. I pair it with my montbell 90 Pad, use the straps to tuck it in and never have to worry about drafts. I love the feel of the material, the DWR of the pertex s...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 11, 6:25pm