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FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
Midweek bump

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
November 02, 7:15pm

FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
Weekend bump

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
October 29, 10:56am

Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
>"The one material/jacket I would love to see added to this would the the lightest driducks or or rainshield 02 which gives surprisingly good performance, especially in view of cost." ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 27, 1:02am

What do you do for a living?
I have a degree in synthetic organic chemistry and have worked as a process and medicinal chemist my whole life. If I haven't missed something, I'm the first chemist in this group. I'm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 26, 11:41pm

FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
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In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
October 26, 3:20pm

FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
Bump

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
October 24, 6:14pm

FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
Items for sale. PayPal only. Price includes shipping CONUS Send me a PM if you're interested. GoLite “Speed” Pack – Large, Blue - $80 - SOLD Used 15-20 nights, has internal bladder ...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite “Speed” Pack, Ice Axes, North Face Winter Pants, MSR Simmerlite Stove
October 21, 5:09pm

How much snow?"
Jim, I was up at Smith Lake out of Wright's Lake this Wednesday night (Oct 12). The ranger said they got 14 inches at Wright's Lake in the last storm. Most is melted off but there are ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How much snow?
October 13, 6:46pm

Emigrant Wilderness Lake Tour 9/29 to 10/2
About halfway around Hyatt lake on the East side is a nice flat area that is very private and has a great view across the lake. Most people seem to try to camp near the outlet.

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness Lake Tour 9/29 to 10/2
October 04, 2:25pm

Mountain Hardware Men’s Shir
The shirt has been sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: Caldera Cone, Mountain Hardware Men’s Shirt, TiGoat Bivy
September 29, 1:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire – too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire – too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought I’d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm