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Randy Martin (randalmartin) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Colorado
About Me My primary pursuits are mountaineering (hiking with the goal of a summit) but I am beginning to re-kindle my love of Backpacking. In particular I have become a big fan of the Ultralight approach and love this website. I seem to be in a perpetual state of shelter/sleep system evaluation. My current setup for shelter is a GG SpinnTwinn with YMG Bug Bivy 1.0 (summer) or Katabatic Bristlecone Bivy(colder). Sleep system is Katabatic Chisos 40 degree quilt with Neoair short.
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All Forum Posts by Randy Martin

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Re: Fleeces!
For the benefit of others you may want to clarify chest inches. 23" can't be right. Also what do you mean by overall "?

In Gear Swap » Fleeces!
February 04, 6:40pm

Re: NEW 2014/15 MB Permafrost for $220
Wow, what a score for someone. I have this exact same jacket and can testify to it's impressive warmth. Outstanding insurance in the Alpine winter

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Permafrost Down Parka / Mens Medium / Sunset Orange
February 03, 10:52pm

Re: grey solomid
Thanks Zakary, I ended up ordering the cuben version from MLD. Thanks for your follow up.

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Solomid Silnylon
February 03, 8:47pm

Re: Asking for trouble!
That's why I think actually having both ends open is best. At least if wind shifts it can blow through without lifting the tarp, pulling the stakes, and well, you get the picture. Below is an...

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 03, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Re: favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
I backpack quite a bit in Colorado in the Summer. I generally just take a puffy vest (Patagonia Down Sweater Vest). The only times I might be cold would be late evening or early morning while at ...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 1:28pm

Re: Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
I play in Colorado and I have been in several strong storms in my Tarp (GG SpinnTwinn) including one last summer that hailed on me pretty good. Using natural wind breaks (Trees, rocks, terrain) an...

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 03, 12:50pm

Re: NF Denali vs. Arcteryx Gamma MX or Atom or Epsilon
I have the Gamma MX. It is really intended as an outer layer (just a base layer beneath it) in high output activities in cold weather. It's very breathable and doesn't cut the wind comple...

In GEAR » NF Denali vs. Arcteryx Gamma MX or Atom or Epsilon
January 27, 10:22am

Re: WTB: MLD Solomid Silnylon
Sunday morning bump.

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Solomid Silnylon
December 14, 9:46am

WTB: MLD Solomid Silnylon
Looking for a Solomid in Silnylon, prefer grey.

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Solomid Silnylon
December 13, 8:00pm

Re: Re: miles gear bivies and uber bivy, thoughts?
I am pretty close to pulling the trigger on the Uber bivy. To me it fits into a similar category as the Nemo Gogo bivy/tent. It provides the room to maneuver that most bivys do not provide. The ...

In GEAR » miles gear bivies and uber bivy, thoughts?
November 30, 4:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Randy Martin

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Katabatic Gear Bristlecone (Regular Length, Wide Width)
I have had the Bristlecone Bivy for a year and really appreciate the side zipper for ease of entry/exit. The mesh is just right for breathability and views. The stake out loops are nice when you wan...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
May 15, 6:03pm

Marmot Atom
The bag is true to it's 40 degree rating and when I sleep with insulating layers on I have comfortably slept in this bag down to the upper 20's. If you are cold in this bag at 50 then I suspe...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 31, 1:59pm