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RE: I Want a Shadow Hoody
Ooooooo....the shadow hoody! I've been wanting to get my grubby hands on one for some time. It seems like the perfect base layer for the cooler months in my neck of the woods but the price is pre...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
July 26, 10:39pm

RE: Expert Answers how safe...
Um, I had the same problem with my shoulder when using the GoLite Breeze. 4 or 5 miles into a hike usually had my left shoulder aching horribly and a weekend trip would usually leave it sore for t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
July 20, 1:24pm

Just keep DEET away from any plastics and stretchy materials containing spandex/lyca. That includes stretchy softshell pieces. I prefer applying via lotion. Once I'm done with the application I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mosquitos Aargh! -- Need Advise
July 16, 11:17pm

RE: response from Bob
First of all, you gals/guys whom have been shafted get my sympathies. I just can't believe the run-around you all continue to receive. Perhaps you'll take some small solace in knowing that as a r...

In GEAR » Summit Shelters
July 09, 1:14am

RE: Commercial ecology mumbo-jumbo
"All I'm saying is that it's impossible to be "zero-footprint" and develop new products at the same time. This is self-evident. All I'm asking for is intellectual honesty." Woah. You're asking ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Towards a Zero Footprint Environmental Responsibility for BPL
July 03, 12:21pm

RE: sans headlamp
Count me as one of those who enjoys night hiking. As with any activity, the risk is directly proportional to your judgement. In my case, I typically night hike trails that I'm familiar with. In ...

In GEAR » Is this normal?
June 30, 7:15pm

Simple Improvement to O2 Jacket
I recently added a couple of cordlocks to my Rainshield O2 jacket. I highly recommend this addition to anyone using the jacket as I feel it creates a better seal against the face or neck in strong...

In GEAR » Simple Improvement to O2 Jacket
June 19, 3:05am

RE: Love At First Sight
I know I'm gonna be run out of these forums for this one: my 1.5" thick, 3/4 length inflatable sleeping pad (Thermarest Explorer). It was used, in great condition and I bought from a local outfitt...

In GEAR » Love at first sight
June 12, 12:32am

Some gear thoughts from weekend trip
1) I absolutely LOVE my Ex Officio Air Strip Lite shirt. I got it on super-duper discount at REI last month. It's everything its cracked up to be. It is the most comfortable shirt I've worn in w...

In GEAR » Some gear thoughts from weekend trip
May 30, 7:55pm

RE: The Straight Dope on DEET and Nylon
What about stretch woven softshell material that have some amount of spandex? Are they particularly vulnerable to DEET?

In Philosophy & Technique » The Straight Dope on DEET and Nylon
May 30, 5:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Antonio Abad

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PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
They are comfy down to freezing, but aren't terribly wind resistant. Thus, I pair these with OR basic shell mitts (goretex) and have used this combination down to the teens. It's comfortable in thos...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 19, 2:28am

Integral Designs Sil Poncho
I would have easily given this piece of gear a 5 if it was available in a larger option. As a poncho, it certainly delivers. The drawcords help minimize any flapping at the expense of air circulatio...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 19, 2:07am

GoLite Breeze
I dove headfirst into the ultralight way by buying this pack. I used it for almost 1.5 years before I sold it. My baseweight never topped 9 lbs with this bag yet my shoulders were always aching afte...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 19, 1:52am

Montane Featherlite
Lightweight, breathable, and very water resistant. What's not to like? This is my favorite and most versatile piece of clothing. I've used it for almost 3 years now. I wear it any number of ways: ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 19, 1:39am

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
When I received my Puffball Vest I was somewhat underwhelmed: it looked like Patagonia skimped on the loft and the fit seemed kind of off. The latter objection was due to the combination of my physiq...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
March 19, 1:22am