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Charles Jennings (vigilguy) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Utah
About Me Former Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. Changed careers to sales and business development.

I own 6 packgoats and really enjoy their companionship and service while on the trail.
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Valandre' Kiruna or Sirius
You may want to look at the Valandre' Kiruna Jacket or the Sirius Parka by Valandre'. They are both very warm in adverse conditions. If your friend is going to be standing around in rea...

In GEAR » WARM + Durable Down Puffy Parka?
February 04, 6:29pm


In User Test Forum » test
January 28, 6:34pm


In User Test Forum » Test
January 28, 6:30pm

Jannu - Min. wt is 5 lbs 7 oz.

In GEAR » 4 season 2 person tent
January 28, 6:16pm

Hilleberg Kaitum
I sold my Nallo 2 and now have a Kaitum. The vertical entrances of the two doors allows 6+ footers plenty of room, length-wise. Plus, the vestibules can roll up to the hoop on each end, providing...

In GEAR » Double Rainbow, Lunar Duo, or Nallo 2 what would you choose?
January 02, 8:34pm

Crescent Moon snowshoes
Not sure I understand what you have read about them not being free to rotate. The bindings on mine move quite freely. I have not experienced the snow throwing as you described.

In Gear Lists » Which Snowshoes?
November 06, 8:29pm

Crescent Moon
I own a pair of Crescent Moon Gold Series snowshoes and have used them extensively for two winters. The bindings attach and release very quickly and hold tight. Flotation is good. I have used...

In Gear Lists » Which Snowshoes?
November 06, 5:56pm

Tim- I own 3 McHale packs. An SCM-II, a Chasm, and a Merkebeiner. If you have the money, you won't regret going with a McHale. His suspensions will hold up to any amount of weight that yo...

In GEAR » Pack for Heavy loads
November 02, 12:22pm

Valandre' Split-S
Mark- I have been using the Valandre' Split-S jacket since November 2008. I use it in temps between 5 - 35 degrees and love it. The down fill is 4.7 oz and the jacket weighs 15.8 oz. ...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Winter Camping
October 27, 11:11pm

If you are going out for more than 3 days, I'd take a vapor barrier liner too.

In Winter Hiking » Winter sleeping bag (-25 rating)
October 22, 9:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Jennings

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Caldera F-Keg Titanium Cone
I had the opportunity to go goatpacking with Josh Leavitt of Ti Goat, who hooked me up with a Ti version of the cone that fits with the Fosters can. As I recall, I had complained about how fragile th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 22, 4:34pm

Valandre Bloody Mary
I have had the chance to test the Bloody Mary over the last few weeks, so this would be an INITIAL REVIEW, with more to follow. The Bloody Mary, rather than a specialized bag which some of Valandre...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 21, 3:26pm

Gossamer Gear

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 21, 3:06pm