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MoonStone Lucid
Jonathan - We did not have a Moonstone Lucid to include in our review summary, so I can't make any direct statement about its loft or performance. We will try to look at the Lucid in the next ...

In GEAR » 2005 Lightweight Down Jackets Review Summary and Gear Guide Overview
December 22, 10:20am

More on wool to come from BPL
Hi all - Good discussion. Most of us at BPL concur that wool performs very well, even in hot weather - so we will take a closer look at garments, performance, fabrics, etc in 2006. Expect an ...

In GEAR » lightweight wool shirts
September 24, 12:10pm

Tiger's Milk rules!
I think I'll try some of these new bars. Energy bars are nice becuiase they pack so well and are so convenient. If only they had good taste without being too sweet. I'm a big fan of Tiger's Mi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy Bars
April 13, 10:39pm

Combining down and synthetics
Layering down and synthetics, as described by Patrick, is sometimes a great option. You can create a combo that is warm at winterlike temps, but still offers some of the security of a synthetic sys...

In Editor's Roundtable » High Loft Synthetic Insulating (Belay) Jackets
February 23, 7:12pm

Plantar fasciitis
Stretch, stretch, stretch. I've had two bouts with PF. Both resolved successfully by carefully and regularly stretching. For me, it works best to stretch both the calf muscles and the feet. There ...

In GEAR » eVENT boots
January 10, 8:11pm

New WM vest
I see that Western Mountaineering is planning to release a new 3.5 ounce (!!!) down vest this spring. Sounds pretty enticing.

In GEAR » Piece of gear you are looking for in '05
January 06, 12:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Wilson

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Western Mountaineering SummerLite
Agreed. A superb bag - at the top of the pile for light mummy bags. See our review at:

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 21, 10:57am

Nike Lava Dome
Thanks for that blast from the past Randy. I wore a pair of Lava Domes for several years, including over 20 days of climbing on El Cap in Yosemite. Nothing is tougher on shoes than time spent aid cli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 27, 7:20pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
His writing is unforgettable. In The Man Who Walked Through Time he describes a day spent lying naked on a beach along the Colorado, in a remote section of the Grand Canyon. I'll never forget his desc...

In Books and Media
November 21, 9:56pm

Montane Featherlite H2O
This jacket certainly caught our attention at BPL. We recently obtained a test sample from Montane and we'll be doing a full review. I'm anxious to get in into some nasty conditions. If it even has re...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 3:56pm

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
I agree but of note for potential buyers - the XL is 13 ounces, more additional weight than I would have expected. But it is an excellent jacket. I'm still giving it a 5 also.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 29, 1:27pm

GoLite Virga
We'll be taking a closer look at the Virga in the near future. But the prototype version we tested was an exceptionally light jacket at 6 ounces, and performed reasonably well. It is lacking in du...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 24, 8:24pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
Hope you all have seen our SPOTLITE review of the SkahaPlus, published last December. The Skaha is really a superb performer in loft per weight. And the new optional features give you a chance to mak...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 01, 11:41am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I've had mine for 6 months or so. I find I use it more than any other piece of insulating clothing. I've used it in the desert, mountains, rain forest - you name it. It stuffs easily into its own pock...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 07, 5:27pm