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James Lantz (jameslantz) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Georgia
About Me 52 YO physician(Internal Medicine), Eagle Scout, Philmont veteran, convert to lightweight backpacking in summer of 2007.  Passions include Jesus Christ, backpacking, tennis, grilling & barbeque-ing, single malt scotch(in moderation of course) & Georgia Southern football!!!
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Chris, Is the tent to the far left in the third to last picture a Gossamer Gear Squall Classic?

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
December 10, 3:50pm

GoLite VersaForce trail runners durability
I now have about 40 trail miles on these shoes, all on the AT in Georgia.  The comfort & breathability is excellent.  They seem stable & supportive in their lightweight backpacking role....

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Lightweight Footwear Roundup (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 25, 7:47pm

GoLite Ultra Quilt
Brian, I have used a long GoLite Ultra Quilt for 3 weekend trips on the AT in GA with temps ranging from 26 to 50 F. The bag was purchased for $250 in January 2008 & it weighs approx. 20 oz ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Top Bag AR Review
June 04, 8:23pm

Sometimes 2 pads are better than 1
I find that the combo of a Montbell UL 90 inflatable pad & GG torso length foam pad works great. The total weight is only 12 oz or so & it is especially comfy if you are a side sleeper.

In GEAR » Back Issues - Thickest/Lightest pad?
May 06, 8:13pm

sleeping bag storage
I have only observational perception to support this, but my GoLite Ultra 20 top bag seems to loft much better when hung by its footbox loop than when stored flat. Perhaps a placebo controlled dou...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag storage question
April 27, 5:18pm

Money is the root.....
A common misconception is that money is the root of all evil.  Actually, it is the LOVE of money that is the root of all evil.  Money itself is just a tool that can be used to purchase things for...

In Editor's Roundtable » Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message
April 07, 9:22pm

Ultra Quilt Strap fragility
I purchased an Ultra quilt in January & used it in February in mid 20 degree weather with gusty winds in excess of 50 mph in a tarptent. All was well until I rolled over on my side which resul...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Ultra Quilt Review
April 03, 3:19pm

All Reader Reviews by James Lantz

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Gossamer Gear
I experienced corrosion of one of my Lightrek poles' threaded aluminum bolts which holds the rubber expander to lock the 2 halves of the pole together. This made it impossible to use the pole. Af...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 17, 4:40pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
This is a well made, economical, & versatile bivy. However, when used with a 72" NeoAir pad it is very tight in the foot area to the point of being very uncomfortable. I am 6'1", 2...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 28, 6:06pm

Golite Versa Force
Brian, Thanks for your excellent initial impression discussion on the Versa Force. I owned two pair of these, one for the trail & one for my practice hikes around my hilly neighborhood. I found t...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 4:04pm

Osprey Exos 34 Large
I recently received the Exos 34 & had my first opportunity to use it on a day hike, though I had it loaded with the gear I will use on a 4 day hike on the AT around Labor Day, including food &...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 23, 7:08pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
I've spent a total of 5 trail nights on the NeoAir short. It weighs 9 oz on my scales. Very comfortable down into high 40's. Haven't had the opportunity to test lower temps yet. I'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 28, 7:29pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Absolutely the best trekking poles I have ever used! I've got over 100 trail miles on them including 60 miles this past weekend on the AT from Standing Indian campground to Fontana Dam N.C. This...

In Trekking Poles
May 28, 7:03pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
This is one of my most indispensible articles for cold weather backpacking. When coupled with a lightweight baselayer & a lightweight waterproof shell layer like the GoLite Virga, I have been warm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 21, 7:54pm

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I just received the Montbell UL 90 pad & pillow today. It is about 6" longer than the GG closed cell foam pad I usually use. It fits perfectly, when folded into thirds, into the external sl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 23, 8:04pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I agree with the previous posts about the merits of the Caldera Cone. So much lighter than my Primus Technotrail II! I simply roll up the cone & place it in my Snowpeak 600 Ti mug. Then, place t...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 09, 7:00pm