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Sam Farrington (scfhome) - BPL Premium Member

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Lightest water resistant gloves?
For the warmer 6 mos. of the year, I use Seirus stretch gloves that have patches over the thumbs, palms and forefingers. They weigh under 2 oz for the pair. They claim to be waterproof, but don&#...

In GEAR » Lightest water resistant gloves?
November 15, 9:47pm

Reasons why packs aren't water repellent?
Re: "Take any well used pack and look inside the pack while holding it up the light. The bottom of the pack will have tons of holes in it from setting it down on the ground. You might not see ...

In GEAR » Reasons why packs aren't water repellent?
November 15, 9:23pm

Re: Idea for a bivy top material vs eVent.
Note that WPB rain jackets generally are made of a material with much higher HH than tent or tarp walls. For example, 3000mm is considered a very good HH for a tent or tarp, better than most on th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Idea for a bivy top material vs eVent.
November 15, 7:18pm

Thanks Everyone
Terry, Please note the distinction between water proof(high resistance to water penetration), and water repellent, often called DWR. Most pack fabrics have DWR on the outside when new, and the...

In GEAR » Reasons why packs aren't water repellent?
November 12, 12:52am

Re: Eric203 PM about Epic Windshirts
Richard, I have had exactly the same problem since around the time the ads went up. Later, because the ads generated other problems, I used Google to find sites showing me how to prevent the Goog...

In GEAR » Eric203 PM about Epic Windshirts
November 12, 12:02am

Nigor Didis 2
First thought was the classic Hellsport, the Rondane, light but very expensive. Cheaper are other Scandinavian look-alikes from Halti, Fjallraven, and also Jack Wolfskin and Wild Country, which ca...

In Editor's Roundtable » Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1
November 11, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Membrane PU2000
Nick, While we can note Jordo's successful results, I am not a mathematician, so don't know for sure whether the parabolic arcs created by flexing small tubes or rods will be the same as t...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
November 11, 12:35am

No more sagging
"> it seemed like I couldn't get the sides taught, even though the guylines and > ridgelines were extremely tight. That suggests to me that the centre pole may not have been high e...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
November 07, 4:35pm

Membrane PU2000
Re: "On the second night with the mid, it seemed like I couldn't get the sides taught [sic], even though the guylines and ridgelines were extremely tight." Nick, Looked at your m...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
November 06, 11:06pm

Carbon Fiber Versus 7075 Aluminum in Alite Mantis ?
Not sure about 'tube over post.' Those look like hubs, and you don't have to be an engineer to see that enormous force will be placed on the very short lengths of tubing that project in...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon Fiber Versus 7075 Aluminum in Alite Mantis ?
October 28, 7:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am