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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Guest

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
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All Forum Posts by joe newton

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Re: Ultra-light Tripod redux
Anyone have any experience of this tripod? 9.7oz, ball head, stands 40" tall and supports up to 4.4lb

In Photography » Ultralight Tripod
February 10, 3:33pm

Re: Brynje in the USA
Good work Robert, they're a helpful company. It will be interesting to see if other people can get over the weird look of Brynje and appreciate it's effectiveness.

In GEAR » Brynje in the USA
February 10, 3:23pm

Re: Rab: Size dilemma - need advice
Christoph, Get the Medium, the Large will be huge on you. You're almost exactly the same size as me (I'm 184cm height and have 104cm chest). I recently bought a Vapour Rise Smock and the...

In GEAR » Rab: Size dilemma - need advice
February 10, 2:12am

Re: Japanese Layering System - Norway style!
I have no idea where to buy Bryjne in the US. The company are pretty 'traditional' (just check out the photos on their website!) but they responded to e-mails well so drop them a line and t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese Layering System
February 09, 3:52am

Re: Re: Re: Japanese Layering System
Good 'outside-the-box' thinking here. Kinda reminds me of my current winter layering system. Mesh base-layer:

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese Layering System
February 09, 2:10am

Re: 2 shelters dilema
SoloMid +1

In GEAR » 2 shelters dilema
January 27, 1:55pm

Re: g4 finished
Good job Thomas, very impressive. It is good to see peoples projects as I start on this MYOG path.

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 finished
January 27, 3:24am

Re: Re: Custom eVent pullover?
Yep, OMM and Rab (Demand Pull On) are coming out with eVent pullover shells this year.

In GEAR » Custom eVent pullover?
January 27, 3:20am

BPL Roka pack colour
Wouldn't the bright orange colour help prevent you from getting shot in the back of the neck by hunters? Seems like a plus to me!

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 12:31am

Re: Re: hood or no hood down jacket
Hoods don't get lost or blown off on windy summits either. I like the way hoods create that seal between your head and neck, much warmer in my opinion. I wouldn't be too worried about the h...

In GEAR » hood or no hood down jacket
January 13, 10:57am

All Reader Reviews by joe newton

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Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
Pretty much the bible when it comes to winter backcountry travel and camping, and not just on skis. Knowledgeable, interesting, humorous and Mike's illustrations are cute and technically astute. ...

In Books and Media
June 13, 11:31am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer. It's a cinch to set up and while there are a couple of obvious tiny compromises to keep the weight low (single zip on the door, etc) it really is a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 16, 11:03am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased the Short version of this much lauded/derided sleeping mat and have to say it proved to be nothing less than exceptional. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and around 190lbs and once I realised...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 15, 3:10pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
I agree with Sam's review above. The Inov-8 Debris Gaiter is almost perfect. The fit and functionality of the product was just what I was looking for when trail running and backpacking. Stretch...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 22, 4:04am

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I swapped my previously beloved Primus folding Ti spork for the Alphalight spoon (long version) for a couple of reasons. The Alphalight is longer (no more messy knuckles when eating freeze-dried meals...

In Cookware - Other
May 22, 3:34am

Montane Lite-speed
I've been wearing this jacket for over a year now and it gets used maybe three times a week for hiking, backpacking, road and trail running. It is light, packable and just weather resistant enough...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 22, 3:22am

Optimus (Brunton in US) Folding Ti Spork
I already had a Light My Fire plastic spork which worked perfectly well, weighed next to nothing, cost a couple of quid but kept getting lost in my food/cooking bag. When I was looking to 'streaml...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:19am