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Cuben Tunnel
Nice job!

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 16, 3:55pm

JohnJonas: I typically poor a big pot of the coldest tap water I can get, which is usually about 40F. I measure that by tossing in my Casio watch for a while since it's waterproof and has a tem...

In GEAR » Alcohol Solo Cook Set (Best and Lightest)
February 08, 9:43am

Waterproofness Initially both Xpac and cuben based fabrics are going to be extremely waterproof. Both materials use a layer of plastic (rather than a fail prone coating) so no water is getting ins...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 06, 1:26pm

Mids in Winter
My experience with mids in the winter is limited, but the general wisdom is that silnylon sheds snow quite a bit more readily than cuben. At moderate angles snow may slide off silnylon but not cube...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
February 06, 11:18am

Haglofs shoe
185g is really light. They could be nice for good trails. This link works, no leather:ÖFS-L-I-M-LOW-MEN/p/497000.2FA

In GEAR » Haglöfs L.I.M. Low trail shoe
February 05, 10:49pm

Warm Pads
You may be interested in the NeoAir Xthem. The R value is quite high at 5.7 yet the weight isn't much higher than a normal NeoAir. The new Xthem MAX is 15oz. Compared to a downmat you're ge...

In GEAR » What is Warmest Sleeping Pad?
February 05, 8:18am

Cuben Floor
I would go silnylon out of these choices, but it depends on your intended use. Camping on rocks or gravel will abrade the 0.75oz cuben quickly. If you're camping on softer surfaces it'll la...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight bivy with cuben floor - durable without ground sheet?
February 03, 11:42pm

"Dan, what are the markings on the 1.3L pot?" 500mL, 1000mL

In GEAR » Alcohol Solo Cook Set (Best and Lightest)
February 02, 6:47pm

1.3L Evernew Sidewinder Cone: 44g My Evernew 1.3L pot (no lid) is the non-stick version which is heavier and undesirable because the coating doesn't really do much. It is also a version with...

In GEAR » Alcohol Solo Cook Set (Best and Lightest)
February 02, 8:09am

Cook Set.
Just got back from a nice weekend using the Evernew 1.3L + Sidewinder + Starlyte. Indeed it's a wonderful thing. Just as good as the 0.9L setup but for two.

In GEAR » Alcohol Solo Cook Set (Best and Lightest)
February 01, 10:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I 4 stars because it's quality construction...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm