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My Locale Mid-Atlantic via Upstate NY
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marmot 600 down
I really like my marmot 600 down bag. Much warmer than my sierra designs and north face synthetic bags. Also packs down into half their size. Also lasts forever, compared to synthetic, which loos...

In GEAR » Newbie With Questions
September 07, 5:38pm

I bet it will be a big advantage on the East coast of the US. We have 90% humidity here a lot in the spring and fall. Even synthetics feel damp and clammy. I once hung out a wrung out thin poly t-s...

In GEAR » Dwr Down, is it worth waiting for
August 22, 6:29pm

I asked if there were any changes to the higher priced model, or just a cost increase. They said their labor and transportation costs had risen - AND that they had made a few changes. The biggest c...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam 2012 Price Hikes
August 16, 6:56pm

210 Dyneema Ripstop vs 210 Cordora vs 420 Packcloth
I have a Deuter pack made with 210 ripstop where the mesh pocket would go on a lightweight pack. I wear the pack on short rest breaks, and lean back on rocks. As a result, the 210 ripstop gets pr...

In GEAR » 210 Dyneema Ripstop vs 210 Cordora vs 420 Packcloth
August 12, 11:54am

How far is the fabric above your head when sleeping in a mid parallel to the side?

In GEAR » mid for 4
August 05, 5:51am

I get a ”thread not found, or never existed” error with the link above... I also don't find it searching with the terms ”jam hoop frame”. What is the title of the thread in the link?

In GEAR » Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
August 02, 9:43pm

Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
Has anyone added a GG or SMD hoop stay to the 2012 Jam 50 ? How well did it work ? Thanks.

In GEAR » Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
August 02, 5:21pm

gear list
Great article. Very inspiring. Can you post your gear list, or at least the highlights and insights about your choices? Thanks.

In Editor's Roundtable » Map and Compass: A City-girl Walks Western Wilderness
July 16, 9:15am

Jam 50
I ordered one when they were in stock. Tried it on 1 evening walk around the neighborhood. My impression was that the pack is a good size - but requires LW and compact gear choices. Compared to a ...

In GEAR » Backpack questions
July 15, 9:01am

I only wear the legs in the cool morning hours, but remove them for hiking. Once in a while, if it's extra chilly, I'll wear them in the evening. I'd use them more if they were faster t...

In GEAR » pants vs shorts vs convertibles
July 09, 7:20pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm