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GooseFeet Explosion! -or- How I Drown in Down
Just received down pants, a quilt, and booties from Ben at GooseFeet and am incredibly impressed. His workmanship really is stellar, and I'm now so excited to get out for some deep winter...

In GEAR » GooseFeet Explosion! -or- How I Drown in Down
January 11, 10:24pm

Re: skinning steep stuff
Having never used skins before, I was really surprised at how much traction I had going up moderately steep pitches. I am 6' tall, 195 pounds, carried a 10lb backpack, and pulled a 50lb pulk up...

In GEAR » First impressions of the Altai Hok Skis
January 11, 4:48pm

Re: re: Hok first impressions
I got the 125's. We have pretty heavy snow around Portland, OR. And, I'll be using these mostly in the spring as a snowshoe replacement and to backpack in areas that are typically snowbound...

In GEAR » First impressions of the Altai Hok Skis
January 11, 11:04am

First impressions of the Altai Hok Skis
As some background, I'm a somewhat avid snowboarder. I've ridden for 15 years. I taught snowboarding for two years in college at a local ski resort. I'm comfortable with the steepest an...

In GEAR » First impressions of the Altai Hok Skis
January 11, 10:54am

AMK Sol Heatsheet emergency blankets
I'm a fan of the AMK heatsheets. They're made out of polyetheline, not mylar like most emergency blankets, so they're much more durable. An oversized single person groundsheet weighs 2....

In GEAR » Best UL groundsheet
January 06, 10:20am

Cottages can't compete with major companies making the same products? Really?
I wrote about this a little bit on my blog but essentially, I think this is an obvious point Ryan is making and that he said it all wrong. Major manufacturers are now finally making reasonably ultr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 30, 11:30am

Roan Plateau Jacket
The Roan Plateau jacket seems like a great deal for the price with 5.8oz of 800fill in it at 16oz total weight. Has anyone tried these on or own one before? I am 6' tall and 195 lbs. I have ...

In Gear Deals » Golite updated their clearance section
December 27, 11:24am

Re: Need PNW Help - Backpacking the Columbia River Gorge End of December
(Just pulling out the map, my eyes found a route taking me up the PCT from Herman Creek to Wahtum Lake, and then swinging back over via Cedar Swamp down Herman Creek itself - trial 406? - back to t...

In Winter Hiking » Need PNW Help - Backpacking the Columbia River Gorge End of December
December 19, 5:23pm

Re: Forums links
Does that mean you're going to add that javascript to the main.js file? Because that would be swell.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Links in the body of posts
December 15, 4:40pm

REI Halo 10º Women's — $150 The women's long is EN-rated to 1º for men, has 30 ounces of 750 fill down, and the 30% off stacks with the existing discou...

In Gear Deals » Additional 30% off REI products - sale and clearance included, free shipping on any item
December 14, 4:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Kyle Meyer

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MLD Trailstar
I've now had the Trailstar out over thirt...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 11:43am