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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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All Forum Posts by Diane Pinkers

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gear repair in Seattle
Rather far for you, but probably could do it, they've got lots of technical skill at repairs. The worst problem I can think of is that there might not be enough fabric for a ...

In GEAR » Add pit-zips to jacket
May 11, 5:56pm

hip belt pouches
I found the side-loc buckles on the hip belt pockets to be fiddly and difficult to close--have to reach around with two hands. Joe replaced the side-locs with an elastic loop and a mitten hook, wh...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 08, 2:32pm

Not enough of a science geek
I love the fact that Richard has the skills to dig in and test a product to find out if it works as described--get beyond all the marketing hype. But, what does all this mean? I am not enough of ...

In GEAR » The SOL Escape Bivvy
May 07, 7:42am

Thanks, Shane
I fixed the knife issue, didn't need it on there twice. I wish my boyfriend would compromise on the tent, but we've been around and around on this issue, and I've given up. He like...

In Gear Lists » Looking to lighten further
May 05, 11:58am

rain pants
I'm looking at alternative rain wear, because it is some of the heaviest stuff in my pack. I didn't know about the Versalites, but they are currently unavailable. I was actually thinking ...

In Gear Lists » Looking to lighten further
May 04, 9:47pm

Looking to lighten further
I have been working on my gear list, as I haven't updated it for 2 years. I am trying to guard against weight creep. I live and hike in the PNW, mostly doing overnights or 4 days, but I have ...

In Gear Lists » Looking to lighten further
May 04, 8:37pm

Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
In normal, everyday life I wear zero-drop shoes. The only place I don't is while hiking. For years, I've worn Inov-8 Roclite 286 GTX's. Since I've moved to zero drop in my daily ...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
May 04, 11:09am

Bear Gryll's pack
Might want to increase the number of band-aids--that's a lot of sharp pointy things. How many sharp pointy things does a guy need? Wait, don't answer that......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 01, 7:10pm

Thanks so much!
Thanks everyone who rushed to the call of duty and offered up Nalgenes. We were able to acquire three replacements, which should keep us in working order for a good, long time, considering that th...

In GEAR » Old style wide mouth Nalgene needed, quick!
April 30, 4:25pm

female quilt user
I have been using an Enlightened Equipment 30 F quilt, with overstuff, for the last 2 summers while backpacking, and have found it to be plenty warm, paired with a Neoair pad. I do wear baselayers...

In GEAR » Quilt Temps Accurate for Women?
April 28, 10:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am