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Tarptent StratoSpire
Franco, A mite snarky, mate? Being from Oz, you should be familiar with the WE bug dome, here as modified: Cheers, Sam

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 15, 4:30pm

Tarptent StratoSpire
Henry, Thanks for all the additional info. It markedly improves my feeling about this tent. FWIW to fans for a larger Moment: The remodel of my Scarp uses bungee cord to keep the struts in pl...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 15, 3:49pm

Tarptent StratoSpire
Henry, Possibly you missed my point. The reference to pup-tent shape was not about the outer tent; but was made with reference to the net inner shown in the first pic in Franco's post of 8/11...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 14, 10:54pm

".65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabri
Any color but black (or white). Hope that's not asking too much.

In Make Your Own Gear » .65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
August 13, 8:58pm

"Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire"
Franco, Here's a "hint". Notwithstanding the innovations, when you look at the low denier fabric or mesh inners of many such offerings, they all amount inside to the 'pup-tent&#...

In GEAR » Coming Soon: Tarptent StratoSpire
August 13, 8:55pm

".65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
Zohar, Thanks for starting such an entertaining thread. If you end up with any dark color other than black, I will throw $35 in for 5 yds. No PM, just msg. me at What...

In Make Your Own Gear » .65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
August 12, 10:08pm

"need gps advice
Bob, Thank you for your comments. Very Helpful.

In GEAR » need gps advice
August 09, 10:45pm

"R Caffin Style "external frame" by modifying an off the shelf "internal frame" rucsac ?"
Forgive posting on my post, but must confess a change of mind. Ordered some carbon rods and fittings to use instead of FG for the new pack. The weight savings were too tempting, and the stiffer ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » R Caffin Style "external frame" by modifying an off the shelf "internal frame" rucsac ?
August 09, 8:38pm

MYOG worth it?
For me, there would be no MYOG unless the need was purely practical. Unfortunately, the tents, packs and some other gear are often simply not available with the desired functions and lower weigh...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG worth it?
August 09, 8:30pm

gps advice
Thank you for the info related to my post. Looks like a 'personal GPS trainer' is going to be required. I used to be able to hit waypoints dead on with a decent map and compass; but for...

In GEAR » need gps advice
August 09, 7:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am