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wrist compasses
Anyone ever use any wrist style compasses, at least for quick course check? Suunto M-9 Wrist Compass 1.2 oz http://www.rei.com/product/408083

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 19, 9:53pm

light Brunton model; lighter models?
Thanks - wow 1.2 oz with all those features? Very impressive. REI raised price to $24.95, but I'll look around. Are there lighter choices that have almost as many features (to go lighter a...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 17, 6:20pm

can anyone recommend a small lightweight but dependable backup compass?
I haven't yet read the whole post yet, but it is something I was just starting to research for small lightweight backup compasses. I used the Suunto MC-2G as my main compass, it's excellen...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 17, 5:04pm

Good lightweight fixed blade knife + sheath, preferably straight + serrated blade
There was a great thread on this topic that I was following a while back, but it wasn’t specifically on fixed blades. I’m looking for a good lightweight fixed blade knife and sheath as a comple...

In GEAR » Good lightweight fixed blade knife + sheath, preferably straight + serrated blade
September 17, 4:42pm

Rab Vapour-Rise sizing
Also Mark, how's the sizing? You wrote on your site that the Rab Vapour Rise Trail Jacket "runs narrow." I'm 6 ft tall, 185 lbs, slim fit build with a 42 in. chest and typically...

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 14, 2:26pm

thanks, Rab Vapour-Rise usage; where to get
Thanks Mark, that was very helpful (and I've learned a lot from your excellent website). Can you share a little more specifics about activity level and temperature range in which you use the Ra...

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 14, 2:21pm

supplex versus dynamic
Michael, I currently have Mountain Hardwear Convertible Pack Pants which I believe are a form of supplex. I hate the cut and would prefer stretch. How would the Steel pants compare for warmth, weig...

In GEAR » Has anyone tried Beyond Fleece's Steel Convertible Pants (Schoeller Dynamic)
September 13, 9:05pm

Rab Vapour-Rise
Do you know if the Rab Vapour-Rise is much different than the DriClime? It's clearly heavier than the DriClime jacket, but the Driclime doesn't come with a hood. I've read very good t...

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 13, 7:42pm

thanks, lighter weight dynamic in late spring, summer and early fall
Thanks Dylan - based on your experience, how do you think they'd be in a lighter weight for summer, late spring and early fall? http://beyondclothing.com/customize/steel-shock-convertible-pant/

In GEAR » Has anyone tried Beyond Fleece's Steel Convertible Pants (Schoeller Dynamic)
September 13, 2:40pm

Dynamic hiking pants
Anyone try these? I've seen Dynamic pants mentioned in the fall/winter thread, but I think those are a heavier/thicker version.

In GEAR » Has anyone tried Beyond Fleece's Steel Convertible Pants (Schoeller Dynamic)
September 13, 2:02pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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eBAY.com
Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm