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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
My PDF Gear List3 day "Shoulder Season" list- Rocky Mtns

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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high loft wool
the Dachstein looks nice, but it's very close to what I already have w/ the Patagonia guide sweater and the Norwegian army sweater- quality, tight weave wool sweater- will shed moisture and win...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 23, 6:01pm

high loft wool sweater
looking for a really high loft wool sweater, I've got a few wool sweaters, one is a old Patagonia guide sweater- very tight knit, very weather resistant and rugged, but for the weight (2#'s...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 23, 7:16am

Re: Thank you!
I'm actually between 5'11" and 6' so probably a 1/2" difference :), I'd be fine at a full 6' and probably 6' 1"

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:55pm

no photos w/ both of us in the tent, but I'm 5'11", my wife 5'2" and we don't have any problem w/ fitment when we use the inner (which we do more often than not using it)

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:32pm

Re: Alpha
Ito- definitely has happened to me more w/ moist weather, but occasionally dry as well- like you said it really sneaks up on you, you're warm, moving well and then out of the blue you start get...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 12, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: atom vest
Stephen-it might, I just looked it up- guess I'm out of the loop a bit w/ the newer stuff coming out :) Mike

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 9:46am

Re: atom vest
Ito- good to hear :) I'm sure you've experienced this running, but when I'm out for longer periods in cool weather (especially cool/damp weather) I can feel my core temp slowly droppin...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 8:34am

Re: Re: options for a light syn vest?
I found a good buy on the Atom and ordered one, of course soon after I found an even better price on the Rab Generator- if anyone is looking they have them on STP, w/ a 35% coupon it comes to under...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 10, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
I still use mine for snowshoeing (w/ snow baskets), but went to UD Z-poles a couple of years ago-10 oz vs 18 oz and the ability to fold them up (especially running) is what prompted the switch

In GEAR » black diamond alpine carbon cork poles
October 10, 7:31am

Re: Re: What is your most used piece of gear?
I'm w/ Justin on this one- my windshirt, the most versatile piece of gear I own- summer through the dead of winter; day hikes, backpacking trips and trail running probably a tie, my shoes Pe...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 10, 7:20am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm