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RapidPure Filters Review
Thank you Roger and Paul for the clarifications in your recent posts. They were very helpful. A major reason I use a pump is because I like to be able to take water from seeps and shallow sources...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 04, 6:50pm

Applications
Roger, A few more questions I guess. You mention the long Scout "for trips under a week." Since these filters do not appear to be renewable by backflushing, I'm wondering if you ar...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 02, 10:23pm

RBTR
John, if I read the site correctly, that is all 1.1 oz nylon with a silcoat that brings it up to 1.24 oz/sq/yd. I was looking for 15D nylon under 1.12 oz with coating. Please note that uncoate...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
October 02, 7:44pm

Re: Wet Socks!
" I was just curious if anyone has any close calls with frostbite or hypothermia due to all their socks being wet." Lots of times. It comes especially with winter trekking, whereas in ...

In GEAR » Wet Socks!
October 02, 6:57pm

Choice of Unit
Thanks, Roger, for your response. Will proceed accordingly.

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 30, 10:00pm

Re: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
"Exped have a sil/PU 15D fabric they are using which they claim is 1500mm HH" The Exped poncho-tarp is roughly 5 by 8 feet and lists at 13 oz. Please compare with S2S 15D Escapist Large ...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 30, 9:34pm

RapidPure filters
Hi Roger, As I am not science trained, it would be very helpful if you could indicate which of the RapidPure filters is the closest to the Sawyer Mini in terms of capacity, flow rate, and no great...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 7:44pm

Re: Re: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Adam, Yes I'm sure that the coat on the Golite is not sil as in 'silnylon.' The first thing I did was test it with a dab of polyurethane and it glommed onto it totally and unpeelably....

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 29, 7:27pm

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Adam, I was just looking at it for the fabric, so it's too bad I missed the ad for the damaged one. As I mentioned, the fabric coat is a waterproof breathable polyurethane similar to that use...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 28, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Adam, Please take note that GoLite makes a 15D Poncho Tarp for around $60. For some reason, they keep pulling if off and putting it back on the market. Not to mention that they have been having ...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 27, 6:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. 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