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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

LMF fire steel
The LMF fire steel is very easy after a little practice. Step 1: make sure the paint (initial use), or dark grey oxide (all subsequent uses) has been removed from the rod in the area you will be ...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 09, 6:47pm

lowe alpine
My lowe carries the best of all the packs I've tried when I need to carry 40+ pounds and negotiate rough terrain. I think it's because the pack is a tall narrow & shallow shape, and the...

In GEAR » expeditition backpacks
July 06, 7:18am

poly shirts
I hike in Maryland / Virginia where it's 90-105° F with 80-90% humidity. I find loose fitting thin poly T-shirts feel lots cooler than cotton because the moisture evaporates so fast. I think...

In GEAR » temperature above which you wouldn't hike in merino
July 06, 6:52am

book - trail tested
How does Justin Lichter's book (Trail Tested) compare to Andrew Skurka's book (The Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide) ? Is gear advice a large percentage of Justin's book? Thanks.

In GEAR » book - trail tested
June 28, 11:54am

pack advice
I recently received a large Golite Jam 50. I'm not sure its for me... I wish the shoulder straps were an inch wider, and the padding in the hipbelt and shoulder straps was much stiffer (sim...

In GEAR » pack advice
June 02, 9:26am

I also recently purchased the Kenai and was very happy with the quality, fit and features. The hood and cuffs work well. The sleeves are very long (good for trekking pole use), and the length is ...

In GEAR » Golite Tumalo Jacket (Pertex Shield) vs. Kenai Jacket
June 02, 7:38am

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