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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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Chrome Dome arrived today
Well I guess I spoke too soon - UPS just delivered the Chrome Dome I ordered on 4/10.

In Gear Deals » GoLite Chrome Dome Umbrella $19 and Free Shipping
April 16, 5:32pm

Has your GoLite Chrome Dome shipped yet?
For any of you who purchased a Chrome Dome during this sale... have you received an email notice that they shipped? I ordered mine on the 10th and received the order confirmation email, but I haven...

In Gear Deals » GoLite Chrome Dome Umbrella $19 and Free Shipping
April 16, 10:17am

Bear Can Backpack

In Make Your Own Gear » Bear Can Backpack
February 20, 7:37pm

+1 on adding the MLD Solomid to the tent list.

In GEAR » When is the Tent SOTMR coming out?
February 15, 10:31am

Stove diagram
What does the term "gas wick" mean?

In Make Your Own Gear » Functional Secondary Air System
January 26, 6:12pm

Maybe the Riksak?
The Gossamer Gear Riksak might do the trick.

In Make Your Own Gear » UL stowable backpack?
January 17, 4:55pm

Breathable Cuben Rain Jacket
I'm curious if the breathable cuben fabric z-packs uses is crinkly/noisy when you're walking along? If yes, I think that would become really irritating after awhile....

In GEAR » ZPacks Waterproof Breathable Cuben Fiber Rain Jacket
January 16, 5:34pm

2011 Backpacking Light Reader Picks
Exped Snymat UL7 – light, warm, super comfortable. First sleeping pad I’ve owned that’s hit all three sweet spots. IKEA Woodstove – a fun MYOG project, and an amazing little $4 stain...

In GEAR » 2011 Backpacking Light Reader Picks
December 28, 12:49pm

Bugs and security
If I was backpacking with a group of friends, I'll entertain the thought of cowboy camping if the bugs are not too bad. But when I backpack alone, I feel more secure in a tent (like the contrai...

In GEAR » Solo Tent Feedback Request
December 20, 7:03pm

MLD too
... or the MLD Ark.

In GEAR » Larger packable pack?
December 14, 10:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am