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Another great write-up!
Ryan, Awesome. What more can I say but keep em coming.

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: Blisters and Fire
February 08, 8:51pm

Re: Both Ropes through the same biner on 08/16/2010 20:25:05 MDT
+1 to Kai I know...old thread but Kai has GOT it proper. Half ropes - alternating Twins - same biner If you are in question, take a climbing course and get it together. If you are deba...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
February 07, 10:30pm

Re: Some new ski stuff
Thanks for the link Dave. That's great news, esp the T4 as I've reverted to my old leathers due to lack of newer options. I look forward to those Scarpas!

In Winter Hiking » Some new ski stuff
January 26, 12:24pm

Fly
Mike - FWIW if I am reading into this properly, the BA Fly Ck 1 is not a fly, but a double-walled tent - hence the weight.

In Gear Lists » General go-anywhere/ 3-season gear-list almost complete
January 25, 10:24pm

Re: Definition of winter
My 13 lb baseweight takes me to 0ºF and a bit below. Copious snow as well - BA String Ridge 2 handles it all. Augmented for colder temps, I'm still under 20 lbs - but don't really se...

In Winter Hiking » Winter multi-day packs
January 21, 9:47am

Re:Re: Winter multi-day packs
Eric, My dedicated winter multiday pack is an older Golite Pinnacle. Truly great for weight vs volume vs carrying capacity. Not to mention durability. Really though, 7.5lbs for just your pa...

In Winter Hiking » Winter multi-day packs
January 20, 9:43pm

Re:Re: Lightest 1L bottles
In terms of durability, cost, wide-mouth, and weight I've found the Snapple 1L (w/out label) to be very good. Weight is 1.6oz / 46g per bottle Can't complain about the $2 cost eithe...

In GEAR » Anyone move away from Water Bladders?
January 18, 10:14pm

re: exl
+1 for eric's comment The exlight weighs less IIRC w/ a full zip. And costs less.

In GEAR » Patagonia UL Down Shirt
January 17, 8:17pm

Re: Big Bend OML
Excellent trip report and pics! Much appreciated and keep up the good work, as well as the trekking. The dry ground has me aching for some of the same here in MT...it'll be a bit before I get...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend OML Jan. 6-9, 2011
January 14, 7:10pm

montbell all the way
From personal experience and having owned both (now just the MB FWIW), I say hands down go w/the MB. Style should NOT trump function when we are talking about a piece that is going to be worn in t...

In GEAR » MB AL Light Down Parka vs Patagonia Down Hoody
January 13, 8:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Nicholas Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm