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Sol
I recently used the Jetboil Sol Alum, on a 6 day hike in the Tetons and loved it, other than the balky piezo lighter. I had to play with the wire to alter the spark location, seems to work OK now? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Overview and Performance Evaluation
September 22, 11:24pm

No muss no fuss
I've used it all, except for wood, and like the speed and convenience of my Jetboil Sol. After a hard day of hiking,I want something that's quick and easy, and the JB does it for me "p...

In GEAR » Done with stoves, no more
September 17, 9:07pm

wide
I'm 5'11" and 185lbs get the wide, I had the original Sawatch regular width, sold it and got the Alsek wide, just used it for 6 days in the Tetons, and I loved it. Coverage is excellen...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilts
September 15, 10:52pm

Huge
+2 on the Rainbow, its huge for a one person shelter.

In GEAR » Tarptent rainbow
August 22, 10:18am

Got it now!
I've already got the gear of a SUL Millionaire. But I'm not really an SUL'er, more like a UL'er (2) McHale packs (1) ZB1 pack (Fogarty special) (2) Nunatak quilts (1) Katabati...

In GEAR » if you could start over again- SUL with abundant resources...
August 16, 9:17pm

GG Crown 60
Wait for the new GG Crown 60 pack, spring 2012.

In GEAR » Sizing of GG Virga?
August 08, 11:47pm

Oversized
I like an over-sized bivy, like a Katabatic Gear Bristlecone,6'6"wide, gives me enough room to use a Neo-Air pad inside the bivy and wrap the straps of my Nunatak Arc Specialist around the...

In GEAR » Sierra Sniveler: shivering and sniveling
August 08, 11:42pm

Solo Tarp or Tarptent ?
I prefer a slightly over-sized tarp, such as my MLD Grace Duo. It affords me the space to sit under during rainy conditions, and cook (non high density bear country)under and be far enough away fro...

In GEAR » Perfect shelter for you?
August 08, 11:33pm

I like it!
Nice pack, I like that GG has also placed daisy chain style webbing on their hip-belts. Makes attaching their hip-belt pockets even easier. Some of the MOLLE pouches may fit as well?

In GEAR » 2012 Granite Gear Crown 60
August 06, 4:31pm

Freestanding no
Very nice design, but I still like the freestanding option with my Rainbow.

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 02, 11:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Fogarty

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McHale Chasm
I bought my McHale Chasm pack to be my one and only do-all pack, and I've not been disappointed in the least. First off, the workmanship is second to none. Next and most importantly is the fit. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 14, 11:39pm

ULA Ohm
As with all of ULA's gear, their workmanship is excellent. Load transfer is good, and I could remove .9L plattys, from the side pockets, without needing to remove the pack. I would have scored th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 8:29pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
I just recently received my Zip pack, delivered as promised, within 8 weeks. First off the workmanship is probably the best I've seen, easily on par with ULA. The Green Sil-nylon is thicker th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 5:32pm