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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
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Momentum Mojo
In the fabric Mojo section of the MLD site, Ron Bell states the following: "Momentum Compared to 2006/7 Pertex Quantum The closest lightweight dwr fabric to Momentum's performance foun...

In GEAR » MLD Soul Bivy vs BMW Vapr Bivy
July 09, 5:20pm

Brett's "mini" review
Brett's review of his Cilo is earlier on this thread---just scroll up. He hasn't posted his review in the Reader Review section like a good citizen. :-P

In GEAR » Cliogear packs
July 09, 3:10pm

high proof kindness
good luck with that. >;-)>

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 09, 2:19pm

Yes, a good alpine pack is good for multi-day ski-tours, too.
Great picture----go Dynafits!

In GEAR » Cliogear packs
July 09, 12:45pm

Epic vs. momentum
Hi, Epic is more water resistant than Momentum. As far as I know, Momentum, unlike Epic, is not silicon encapsulated but relies more on it's tight weave to be water resistant---that and it'...

In GEAR » MLD Soul Bivy vs BMW Vapr Bivy
July 09, 11:38am

Nomads "R" Us
No---I meant personal and practical experimentation, like I did w/ the merino baselayers. :-) Preferably among what's left of the nomadic Beduoin. I'd do it, but my ethnicity is rather per...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 09, 11:30am

You may need to get the one you CAN get.
Your choice may be dictated by when you need it by. MLD is 8 weeks out. Who knows when the BMW bivys will be in. To me a side zip is not a necessity---I've not had entrance/exit issues with...

In GEAR » MLD Soul Bivy vs BMW Vapr Bivy
July 09, 8:21am

Further observations of wool in the heat.
I rode a near century today, starting early but ending (after a prolonged plunge in a lake) in afternoon 90's heat on my roadbike. My bike jersey? Ibex LW merino wool S/S jersey. I'm going...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 08, 6:18pm

Go, ahead and give it a test...
Robert. Please document your findings here where they will be peer reviewed with gusto, not to mention ribald humor. And pictures. We want pictures of you wearing black and white beduoin wear---...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 08, 6:01pm

LL stick
One---it's not a trekking pole. Two---looks ideal for picking up trail litter. Three---it has none of the panache of a sword stick. We want Coolness! Four---it wouldn't go with a frock c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Large carnivore/omnivore protection
July 06, 8:10pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am