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SoloMid
PM sent. Been thinking about switching to this from my Duo. Now's my chance to give it a try. Edit: Payment sent.

In Gear Swap » MRS: Making Room Sale
December 08, 4:19am

Peak XV vs Frontpoint
If you look at this threa BPL member Richard Nisley indicates that by his testing, the Peak XV tests only 1F less warm than the Frontpoint at a significantly lower cost and a ~5oz weight penalty.

In GEAR » This or that?
December 03, 3:25pm

Re: Ti Goat Sierra Sniveller Special
Nice. With the new, lighter fabric, this is a great option for people who don't want to lay out the cash (and the wait time) for a Nunatak Arc Alpinist. I had a Hudson River, and while I like...

In GEAR » Ti Goat Sierra Sniveller Special
December 03, 8:49am

Re: I'm wondering about the 2010 model
The 2010 is lighter due to lighter fabric, (from 30D to 15D) I believe, not due to smaller size. I had an older model poncho tarp which I used, but never in rain. I decided poncho tarping wasn...

In Gear Deals » Golite.com--40% off
December 02, 5:50pm

Re: What about hail?
I don't know how big Rocky Mountain hail is, but my BPL Nano tarp made it through a 5-10 minute intense hailstorm at Susie Lake in Desolation Wilderness last October. I didn't have a ruler...

In GEAR » Cuban Fiber in Snow
December 02, 5:44pm

Re: Thinking about making a 0 degree goose down quilt
Nunatak sells a quilt they rate to 5* that weighs in at 30oz in Quantum, so it can be done. I'd worry about the bivy creating condensation though. If you watch this video essay about a snowsh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thinking about making a 0 degree goose down quilt
December 01, 7:28pm

bump: FS: Non-UL Icebreaker jacket, REI Taku rain jacket
prices dropped. Edit: I'd also trade the Icebreaker straight up for a Montbell thermawrap parka or ex-light jacket. Or something similar, possibly.

In Gear Swap » FS: Non-UL Icebreaker jacket, REI Taku rain jacket
November 30, 3:48pm

Re: Moosejaw 5XREWARDS :still going on
just not advertised on the site. thru midnight 11/30. just enter the 5xrewards code.

In Gear Deals » Moosejaw 5XREWARDS
November 30, 3:40pm

FS: Non-UL Icebreaker jacket, REI Taku rain jacket
Prices are shipped CONUS. Will ship elsewhere at actual cost. PM with any questions. Icebreaker Coastal 340 Jetter Men's Large - $155. Edit: I'd also trade the Icebreaker straight ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Non-UL Icebreaker jacket, REI Taku rain jacket
November 23, 6:44am

Brunton ADC weight
I have the Brunton ADC as well. After cutting off the belt clip thing, and putting on a piece of guyline instead, mine weighs 1.98oz, about .4oz heavier than the generic digital watch I used to wear.

In GEAR » Are you guys bringing weather monitoring devices?
November 14, 9:46am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm