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Red Hot heel cups
Among the various Superfeet insoles, the following has the narrowest and most supportive heel cup: "Superfeet REDhot Premium Winter Insoles. Designed for ski and snowboard boots, the Superfee...

In GEAR » Boot fit
July 02, 12:36pm

GU packets = food?
Will the rangers ticket you for leaving GU packets outside of the bear canister? P.S. I always thought a bear canister was for carrying bear meat, live and learn.

In GEAR » Bear canister on SHR - two questions
June 30, 7:12pm

I am not sure how my homemade G4 would hold up.
I have an old, commercially-made G4 and I don't think it has enough structure to transfer much weight to the hips, so all the weight just hangs off your shoulders. Take a look at the BPL artic...

In Gear Lists » First hiking trip / first shot at gear list
June 29, 10:35pm

Don't overlook the Six Moons tent
The Terra Nova uses “one 7.55 mm Scandium Alloy aluminum center hoop pole, and two end carbon fiber struts.” The brand new Six Moons tent uses: “a dual (trekking or optional fixed length) po...

In GEAR » MLD Solo Trailstar
June 23, 12:29pm

Six Moons uses trekking poles
The Terra Nova uses “one 7.55 mm Scandium Alloy aluminum center hoop pole, and two end carbon fiber struts.” The Six Moons tent uses: “a dual (trekking or optional fixed length) pole support...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 Tent Review
June 23, 12:24pm

Is backless now fashionable?
Has anyone tried on this backless piece? Here’s what C.A.M.P. says: “The amazing Flash Anorak is unlike any other shell on the market—it has no back! This ultralight windshell is carried in...

In GEAR » Is backless now fashionable?
June 16, 5:22pm

You get a PhD...
in light backback technology!

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011
Part 2A – Technical Evaluation – Measurement of Pack Volume and Volume Reduction Capability

June 14, 6:44pm

The Scream
That picture of crossing the screaming-cold river was worth more than a thousand words. You said: “In future trips I would be interested to try a tent or tarp system that uses the paddles and t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Across Iceland by Packraft
June 09, 2:36pm

HACE can kill
Re: “Two of us got nauseated and uncoordinated.” I’m no expert, but I’ve heard that being “uncoordinated” is a symptom of HACE (high altitude cerebral edema), which can kill within ho...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking at High Elevations
May 21, 5:52pm

Tent fail
Roger said: 1. “The bags are carried empty of course!” Why didn’t somebody tell me this earlier? I’ve been carrying around a dozen bags filled with potatoes. Of course, it is emergency ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tent fail this weekend
May 21, 5:38pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm