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Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
Brad writes: "...is the honeycomb material made out of impermeable material that would restrict airflow within the pad, or is it permeable and would allow airflow at will?" I don...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 08, 6:13pm

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
Hi All- As several forum members have suspected, Cascade Designs has indeed increased the width of the NeoAir. The "20 inch" production pads are approximately 1 inch wider than the pr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 08, 6:09pm

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
Hi Brad- I have high confidence that the pad will perform at R-2.5 as claimed. The "poo-poo"-ing is really a technical discussion as to how much the reflective layer contributes to th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 07, 7:15pm

Re: Temperture Rating
If I'm on snow, I like to have at least R-3.5, though I often use a RidgeRest Deluxe rated at R-3.1 with a bag rather than a quilt. (A bag provides a bit of insulation on the bottom side, even...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 11:45am

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Review
Hi Ashley- I held the minority opinion that the limited width wasn't such a big deal. It is, after all, an ultralight sleep pad. When you compare it to alternatives of similar warmth and w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 05, 11:44pm

Re: allitude sickness
I have a health condition that makes me particularly susceptible to altitude sickness. Diamox is standard operating procedure for anything over 7500 ft for me. It makes the difference between bei...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 02, 7:29pm

Re: Pitching a Tent in the Snow
Hey- You never asked permission to use that photo of me in my blue "torsoclava". Shame on you. ;)

In Editor's Roundtable » Pitching a Tent in the Snow
February 24, 9:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Brynje with vapor barrier?
The Brynje is not wicking -- it's virtually non absorbent and allows sweat to evaporate directly off of your skin where maximum cooling is achieved. With a wicking layer, the sweat is transpor...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vapor Barrier Liners
February 18, 5:37pm

Re: Brynje with vapor barrier?
Yes. I've tried RBH NTS, various polyester base layers of different thicknesses, and the Brynje. I have not tried "Fuzzy Stuff". IMO, Brynje polypro fishnet is the best I'v...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vapor Barrier Liners
February 18, 4:34pm

Re: What features in a compass?
* Screw or locking declination setting- some require a "key" to adjust The problem with some keyless dec adjustments is that they can slip when you don't want them to. OTOH, the k...

In GEAR » What features in a compass?
February 01, 10:23am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm