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Hipbelt pockets for Virga
I bet that Zpacks hip belts would work with a Virga ... they are designed for Joe's packs, which have 1 and 1.5 inch belt options

In GEAR » Granite Gear Hipbelt Pockets
May 29, 5:34am

Re: SHT Muddy & Slippery
Hiking poles are a blessing for mud and slippery sections. That descent from Hellacious Overlook was what convinced me to try those wussie sticks. Took a couple days to get comfortable with th...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 28, 9:28am

superior hiking trail
Roleigh, You'll encounter a variety of soils on the SHT, some will be slippery when wet but many handle water well. I think the most treacherous footing I've encountered was coming off ...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 28, 8:28am

Re: How compressible is climashield XP?
Someone on Thru-Hiker's forum asked a similar question about a slightly larger quilt (20% larger) made with 1 layer of 5oz XP. Ayce estimated about 1 cubic foot (1728 cubic inches, 29 liters)....

In GEAR » How compressible is climashield XP?
May 27, 9:52pm

Re: superior hiking trail
Jim - You're good There aren't too many wide open river views on the trail. That segment was my first SHT experience and remains my favorite. I've walked it 4, maybe 5 times, most ...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 27, 9:39pm

Re: superior trail
Vicki: Once the peak skeeter population passes (varies with each year's climate) each succeeding week generally sees fewer biting insect's than the one before. Late July better than early...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 27, 11:15am

Re: Any Good Trails in North/Central WI?
Tim: While it isn't my idea of an ideal HIKING trail, you might find the railroad tunnels of the Sparta-Elroy bike trail worth a visit. Definitely more scenic than your average midwestern con...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Any Good Trails in North/Central WI?
May 27, 2:16am

Re: rope
If you bring rope, do you get grief over it? We brought a combo of nylon rope and mule tape in 2007. Got no grief as long as we used their approach of hanging from two separately tied ropes. A...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 23, 10:31am

Re: combining a hippack with a frameless pack?
I used a size medium Golite Breeze riding on top of a pretty sturdy 700ci lumbar pack for a couple years. I liked the setup but have since switched to GG Virga which weighs about half what the two...

In GEAR » combining a hippack with a frameless pack?
May 21, 8:02am

Re: Thickness of ThinLight Pad for Legs?
I bought a 60" long 1/8" thinlight in a successful attempt to prove that I want more padding than that. Afterwards I cut it in half then joined the pieces with duct tape, making it easy ...

In GEAR » Thickness of ThinLight Pad for Legs?
May 20, 12:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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TarpTent
My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am

Thru-Hiker.com
1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am