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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Fleece vs. Synthetic Puffies
Re: “the real issue is the down getting soaked from sweat in high exertion activities ...” Here is a report from two climbers, one using a synthetic puffy, the other synthetic underwear and f...

In GEAR » What down fill weight does Primaloft compare to?
September 17, 5:24pm

Gore-Tex Active Shell
Weight savings: the new Arc’teryx Alpha FL jacket weighs 11 oz (it’s Active Shell), while the old Arc’teryx Alpha SV jacket in Pro Shell weighs 19 oz. The FL is $400, the SV is $600. With t...

In GEAR » Gore-Tex Active Shell
September 08, 7:15am

Cuben Rocket tent again available?
The 1 lb, 6 oz Cuben fiber Rocket tent disappeared for awhile from the Brooks Range web site, and now the pix is back, and they mention it again, but it is not shown in the area where you can order...

In GEAR » Cuben Rocket tent again available?
September 07, 10:42pm

Re: "Bear Canister in a Front Pack"
I agree with Bob Gross about front packs' tendency to cause stumbling. The only exception is when skiing, I for one look out further than when hiking, and don't mind a front pack as much.

In GEAR » Bear Canister in a Front Pack
August 26, 8:21pm

Goat stabbing
I've gone as far as to report aggressive thorn bushes on a National Forest trail numerous times. I should get at least a thousand for the scratch on my knee that would have gotten infected if ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker's death prompts $10 million in claims against Olympic National Park
August 11, 3:32pm

Lightest ever
My entire kit consists of: 1. A magnetized needle, which, when placed on a leaf floating on a puddle, will point North-South, and I guess which. 2. A gob of Kevlar thread: ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » New sub-type of SUL: BXUL
August 08, 8:04pm

New rescue bivy
The rumor is that SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) will be offering the SOL 'Escape Bivy,' 318 grams, and fits two people.

In GEAR » More 2012 shelters
August 05, 1:19pm

AK Classic
What is the state of sat phones nowadays, pretty reliable?

In Gear Lists » Wilderness Classic post-game
July 26, 2:49pm

Ueli Steck impoverished?
Re: “I'm pretty sure he could afford a $5000 eider down suit.” If he can afford Eiderdown, why doesn’t he use Eiderdown garments, instead of the cheap, mass-produced stuff that Mountain ...

In GEAR » A 10 lb baseweight for Alpine Climbs
July 19, 12:59pm

Bah MH
MH says, "Steck’s style of Alpine Speed Climbing requires new equipment—gear lighter, simpler and more efficient than anything before." You can't see the implication that Steck&#...

In GEAR » A 10 lb baseweight for Alpine Climbs
July 18, 8:40pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm