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Bota of Boulder
if you have a flexible bottle with a nalgene (2.25 inch opening) bottle, throw a squirt bottle top along with a Bota of Boulder filter on the thing and get low profile hydration.

In GEAR » lightest technique to improve water taste?
June 08, 6:08pm

Re: Dry sack for swimming with your pack on...
Theres a podcast from Jason Lichter, who did 10,000 miles of hiking in a year a few years back about his swimming experiment on this site, he brings up a stuffsack, which i can't remember as we...

In GEAR » Dry sack for swimming with your pack on...
May 20, 7:56pm

Re: "Hiker Falls 200 Feet After Bee Attack" in AZ
Not his lucky day reminds me of that scene from Bushwhacked when the guy plays football only to find out its a hive. classic movie

In Chaff » "Hiker Falls 200 Feet After Bee Attack" in AZ
May 20, 2:55pm

contact case
use one of these and a regular saline solution and you should be able to not carry extra for 1-2 weeks. I'm sure of the scientific ...

In GEAR » Storage of contact lenses
May 12, 8:21am

Wearing Synthetic Insulation while moving
Has anyone had any success with wearing synthetics while moving, and at what temperature? I've been considering getting something with synthetic insulation for some winter mountaineering but f...

In GEAR » Wearing Synthetic Insulation while moving
May 06, 8:12am

Hey Will, could you post a close up picture of the side pocket strap system, Ive been thinking of doing this to my regular vapor trail and I'd like to see how they actually do it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Granite Gear Vapor Day Pack Review
April 16, 8:26am

Re: Baby name ideas?
I've always liked Shenandoah, and it also could be Shannon for short

In Chaff » Baby name ideas?
April 01, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Ultralight Climbing
I think the reason that people speed climb places like yosemite is that its just plain up more fun that way. Ask Bill Wright or Hans Florine. Florine held the speed record for the Nose with Yuji ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Climbing
March 27, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Shoe-tying tips

In On the Web » Shoe-tying tips
March 21, 4:08pm

Re: Tell us your secrets...
Have you read Mark Twight's Extreme Alpinism or Hans Florine and Bill Wright's Speed climbing, or Andy Kirkpatrick's (and soon to be a book too)? They have resources...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Super Uber Light harness
March 20, 5:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm