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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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Time will tell
I for one am looking forward to more info on the Big Sky tents you two have ordered. I really like BSI's design approach, although their prices do give me pause. If the tents rock, they may be ...

In GEAR » Big Sky International - Evolution 2P Tent (Why and How I Got One)
May 14, 2:17pm

Wow, Peter beat me to it by 19 seconds...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Thermawrap Parka, Montane Featherlight wind smock
May 04, 9:31am

Don, About how old is the parka? I know Montbell has recently changed the parka styling a bit and I'm curious which version this is. Count me as interested, pending your answer. Dave

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Thermawrap Parka, Montane Featherlight wind smock
May 03, 11:24pm

Tyvke pants
William, My tyvek pants have held up just fine vs trailside overgrowth and brushy scrambles (where Driducks would have been shredded - I know, I own some), but I agree with the previous poster t...

In GEAR » Dri-Ducks Pants Alternative (Non-ripping)?
April 20, 10:56am

Try some tyvek pants
The ones from US Plastics are cheap and surprisingly effective at shedding rain, wind, and mosquitoes.

In GEAR » Dri-Ducks Pants Alternative (Non-ripping)?
April 19, 12:25pm

Nice hybrid!
Very innovative combination of tent and rainwear. More room and protection than a plain poncho-tarp, and still multi-use. Great idea!

In GEAR » combination sublite tyvek & golite poncho/tarp: ideal compromise (?)
April 16, 9:03pm

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

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