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Re: "Iridium GO! First Look"
Great post, Paul (I love David Horsey's cartoons). I think you hit the nail on the head. I could care less if the other guy carries way too much technology (as long as it isn't loud) but if...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 3:08pm

Re: So much data
>> So, Squamish owners, the PU coating inside sounds like it would be unpleasant against the skin. Is that the case? I had a Montbell wind shirt (presumably a Tachyon) and it felt clammy. Hen...

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
March 18, 3:22pm

Re: Drying
I've tried the following technique in the Spring (in lots of very wet snow). It won't be as successful in the Winter, but it might be something to try: Carry lots of extra socks. In the ...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 18, 12:26pm

Re: Easy Bindings
This is an interesting option: You would basically buy some cross country ski boots, and then buy this adapter and you can snap in and out just as e...

In GEAR » Snowshoes with "Easy" Bindings
November 28, 7:53pm

Re: Cuben FS Tent
I've been able to set up my tarptent faster than most of my friends set up their free standing tent. It takes a while to assemble poles, attach all the clips, then put on the separate fly (if i...

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 29, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Good Flashlight similar to Fenix LD01 -- what are they?
Very interesting. It looks like the LD02 comes complete with a clip as well. Very nice. I use a headband holder from Nite Ize that weighs less than an ounce. A clip could save a few grams and fit i...

In GEAR » Good Flashlight similar to Fenix LD01 -- what are they?
October 25, 6:22pm

Re: Hey, this is about us
I think the article is full of ignorance, arrogance and stereotyping. He lumps a fringe group -- those that are merely fixated on amassing miles and setting records -- with ultralighters. This is s...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 20, 8:58am

Getting back to the housing issue ... I find the housings for inline filters to be rather primitive. Several years ago, before Sawyer made an inline filter, I had a "squeeze" filter sy...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 06, 10:55am

Re: Real world test/failure
@Eric -- Thanks for the heads up. That isn't a good sign, but it doesn't mean the technology is flawed (only that the manufacturing process is). That has happened to a bunch on companies, u...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 06, 10:00am

Re: Re: I want this filter?
>> >> "you can't tell when the rapid pure is no longer effective. it's useless." >> Same could be said for the Sawyer if it's exposed to sub freezing temp...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 8:59am

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm