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New ULA Options for 2007
David - I don't know if the hipbelt pockets will fit other packs or not. You'd have to ask Brian. I too have thought the Relay could use hipbelt pockets, but I know Brian's trying to ke...

In GEAR » New ULA Options for 2007
March 25, 9:07am

New ULA Options for 2007
Available for the CONDUIT - Removeable Internal Backpad Removeable 1/4" foam backpad positioned in the interior pad sleeve. Provides additional comfort, and handy if you use the Conduit for...

In GEAR » New ULA Options for 2007
March 24, 8:19pm

Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
see Fanatic Fringe

In GEAR » Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
March 21, 5:22pm

Question for Franco the Rainbow Warrior
For solo treks, I take my tarptent Contrail. For treks with the wife, we take our tarptent Double Rainbow. Note we only do 3 season treks. For winter, I'll still use my 20 year old, highl...

In GEAR » Question for Franco the Rainbow Warrior
March 18, 3:02pm

Wild Oasis by Six Moon Design
Don't wait. Get it now. In six months, there will be something new on the 6-month horizon that looks better than the MLD. If it looks better than what you've got, sell it and buy the &q...

In GEAR » Wild Oasis by Six Moon Design
March 16, 10:46pm

ultralight bivy
While all 3 members of the BMW Vapr bivy series may be highly touted, they have not been available for a year now. I'm still waiting on a response to my inquiry as to when, if at all, that will...

In GEAR » ultralight bivy
March 16, 1:44pm

Insulated jacket comparisons
Patagonia has a good-sized company store in downtown Portland, OR where you can view and try on its products. 907 Nw Irving St Portland, OR 97207 p: (503) 525-2552 SEATTLE, WA Store: 21...

In GEAR » Insulated jacket comparisons
March 14, 10:02pm

Wild Oasis by Six Moon Design
FYI - the Wild Oasis is essentially the Gatewood Cape minus the hood and adding the mesh sidewalls and door plus a peak vent atop the zippered vestible. It should be an excellent shelter for th...

In GEAR » Wild Oasis by Six Moon Design
March 14, 9:54pm

I have an almost new Dueter Futura 32 AC available. I bought it last fall but never used it. Excellent condition. 1950 cubic inches; 3 pounds 12 oz, built-in concealed raincover, air mesh backpanel...

In Gear Swap » WTB Sticks
March 11, 3:36pm

Dollar Coins
It is pure economics - the aim is the collector market, not everyday circulation. It's like postage stamps; everyone sold but not used is a net profit to the govenment. The USPS learned th...

In GEAR » MontBell's New 800fp Down Bags Are Here
March 10, 6:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Bob Bankhead

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Western Mountaineering The Company
WM products are a 5+ WM the company does not sell direct, only through dealers, ergo end-user contacts would not be expected. Their printed catalogues do list their address and FAX and telephone nu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 24, 3:33pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
I use a lot of Mountain House Pro Packs and as much as I like the flavor and texture of this item, I avoid it like the plague. The overwhelming downside is the cheese they use. It does NOT rehydra...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
October 05, 5:17pm

Mountain House Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice
One of my favorite Mountain House meals, albeit a tad too sweet for my taste; too much pineapple, not enough sour sauce. Nonetheless, it makes a great motivator to get to a dinner spot when I know one...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
October 03, 6:26pm

Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
I tried these several years ago when they first came out - no bacon in them then. They were horrible! Like a previous reviewer said, virtually flavorless yellow sponges. Last year I noticed they ha...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
October 03, 6:21pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I decided not to buy these when they first came out because fully closed they were too long to carry on my pack in checked baggage on the plane, and I really didn't want to hassel with the maili...

In Trekking Poles
September 24, 11:15pm

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
I just returned from 22 nights in the high Sierra on the PCT and JMT. I had two days of constant high winds in Onion Valley, with sustained gusts to at least 50 mph. My trusty Gatewood Cape flapped a ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 24, 9:23am

Six Moon Designs Traveler backpack
We have TWO Traveler packs. Early in 2008, we were shopping for a new pack for my wife, who has a short 14-1/2 inch torso length. We drove out to Ron's house to try the SMD Essence, but it did not...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 06, 10:35am

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack
In addition to silnylon, Sea to Summit also now makes their Dry Sack line in eVENT fabric, both with and without compression capability. evac Dry Sack: available in 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 35, and 65 lite...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 21, 9:08pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
This has been my "go-to" sleeping pad for many years on the PCT. I've tried a variety of others but keep returning to this little beauty. It does a great job of insulating one from th...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 8:26am

Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
I have found them to be quite effective in the Sierras the past two summers. I have a Bearikade Expedition, and if you're not careful, the metal edges around the latches can slice an OP sak wh...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 21, 10:07pm