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Hey, this is about us.
Maybe the guy in the photo was just airing out his back a bit. As for footwear, we all know it's really just about what fits and works best, don't we? But OK, I don't get why anybody ...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 21, 8:23pm

Re: Help me . . .
I have an older Marmot zip turtleneck that is soft on the inside and tightly knit on the outside. For many years it has been my Go To base layer from late fall to early spring. Yesterday, I wore o...

In GEAR » Help me . . .
October 20, 8:50pm

Re: r2 as insulation and rain gear
Brett, Funny but I've had a similar experience with an old light weight Polartec sweater from the former Chuck Roast in temps in the lower 50s. When the terrain is not so flattish, pulling the ...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 17, 7:17pm

Odor Proof Bear Bags
From earlier in this thread: "So next spring, when our bears come out, I will return to the small clearing in the forest behind the house and see how the Nylo bags do next to the Ziplock free...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
October 14, 10:28pm


In User Test Forum » test
October 14, 9:50pm

Perceived Warmth Experiment
Re: "There's some kind of dynamic between the fiber mix that negates the bad qualities of both pure synth and cotton garments. Cotton helps wick and poly helps evaporate." You may ...

In GEAR » Perceived Warmth Experiment
October 14, 7:13pm

Top Coverings
Confused by your reference to polypro. Is that polypropylene, as distinguished from polyesters intended for this purpose, such as Coolmax? Another question: Polypropylene had a reputation for ...

In GEAR » Perceived Warmth Experiment
October 13, 8:50pm

Snow Peak Lantern
I've been using the Snow Miner Headlamp/lantern for several years now on BP trips. It works fine as a headlamp, and also serves and a tent lantern for short periods. On one occasion, when the...

In GEAR » Snow Peak Lantern
October 13, 7:49pm

Best SUL camera
> some people here on BPL can take a better picture with a phone than I can take with > my RX100. So... there is no need for me to get a iii. If that's so, then where can be found the...

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 7:24pm

RapidPure Filters Review
Thank you Roger and Paul for the clarifications in your recent posts. They were very helpful. A major reason I use a pump is because I like to be able to take water from seeps and shallow sources...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 04, 6:50pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am