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cutting large fabric pieces
Have had good luck with Ping-Pong tables bought cheap from places like Walmart for around $100. They generally fold up, and have wheels so the folded table can be moved against the wall, or moved w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting Large Pieces of Fabric
March 23, 4:21pm

Tarp Hunting for lightest silnylon
StoS also makes a roughly 5by8 tarp of the same material, with a reported weight of just over a half pound. Terra Nova makes a sil tarp of similar size with a reported weight of just over 6 oz. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightest Silnylon
March 22, 7:25pm

single wall breathable tents
Maybe I contributed to some confusion here. When BD's Epic Malibu failed, it was not about just misting. The reports are numerous of soaked bathtub floors and occupants. What makes it diffic...

In GEAR » Single Wall Tarp-Tent W/ Epic/Nanoshield Type Fabric?
March 20, 10:58am

single wall shelter fabric
You are quite insightful, as that seemed the consensus about BD's Epic Malibu here before you arrived. Even if we could be sure of getting the 'good stuff,' which might be possible by ...

In GEAR » Single Wall Tarp-Tent W/ Epic/Nanoshield Type Fabric?
March 18, 9:19pm

hip belt pockets
Delmar, I have a couple small ones that I stripped off a Bean's AT 55 (2011 model) pack. Rectangular shape with horizontal top zips. You could have them free. But am not sure how you woul...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern for MYOG Hip Belt Pocket/Pouch?
March 07, 7:18pm

New REI tents
Stephen, Agree with your comments about the previous model of the QD T1. The only issues I had with it were the weight, smallish door and limited floor width, but nothing life threatening. The ne...

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
March 04, 9:27pm

Chair Alert
Last August, I posted about a MYOG lightweight (< 1.5#) camp chair, and there was some inquiry about making such a chair available for sale: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackin...

In GEAR » Chair Alert
March 03, 7:55pm

new REI tents
Beg to disagree with Dan's positive comments about the tents. "REI's doing some good stuff." The QD1 looks like someone started with the old Eureka Crescent design and jettison...

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
March 01, 7:39pm

My First Backpack
Don't see many larger frameless backpacks that fit so snugly against the back. Nice.

In Make Your Own Gear » My First Backpack.
March 01, 5:27pm

Munich
Not bored in least, Matthew, but then again, I'm a MYOG geek too. So thank you, and looking forward to the next article. The Thinsulate featherless sounds worth a peek. Too bad one can't...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich
February 26, 5:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am