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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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Exped UL Synmat7
I picked up this pad earlier in the year, and it's wonderful. Over the last 35+ years I've used everything from ensolite foam sheets to the original orange thermarest pads (and lots of othe...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL7
October 03, 4:01pm

MLD Large hipbelt pocket
Thanks, but I'm most interested in finding one of the original light grey dyneema large size MLD hipbelt pockets. Anybody have one of these available for sale?

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD hipbelt pocket - Large
September 06, 12:09pm

WTB: MLD hipbelt pocket - Large
I have one of MLD's original (2009) light grey Dyneema hipbelt pockets, in a Large size (they used to be available in small, medium, and large), and I am looking for another Large size pocket f...

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD hipbelt pocket - Large
September 04, 7:00pm

Sliding sleeping pad
Thanks - I had painted a few strips of thinned silicone onto the Contrail floor when I seam sealed it, but for the Exped SynMat UL, which seems to be a little slicker than my old pad, it looks like...

In GEAR » How to stop a sliding sleeping pad.
August 29, 11:27pm

How to stop a sliding sleeping pad
Andy, I have the same Exped Snymat UL pad, but I use mine in a Contrail. Did coating the floor work for you?

In GEAR » How to stop a sliding sleeping pad.
August 29, 2:41pm

Maybe tyvek?
Last week in North Cascades NP I used some tyvek pants to keep the mosquitoes from biting through my nylon pants, and they worked really well. Cheap too. I bet it wouldn't be hard to fashion so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mosquito Proof Socks?
August 26, 6:14pm

Look again at the Sprint Aquatics
Rafi - Unless your feet are larger than size 11, go with the Sprint Aquatics (their sizing runs small). I use the Aquatics for stream crossings and camp shoes, and for me they work great. I adde...

In GEAR » River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
August 01, 3:31pm

Plasma stuffsack
Or just pick up a Riksak from Gossamer Gear, which you can use it as a stuffsack for the Plasma and as a daypack for when you make camp and want to explore the area.

In GEAR » Marmot Plasma
July 11, 11:00am

No pants...
Bummer - the Montbell Thermawrap pants aren't part of the sale.

In Gear Deals » 25% off at Campsaver on Montbell
May 18, 2:56pm

Torso length
Paul, The pack is the long torso model, but I no longer have a record of what that size translated to in inches. My torso length is about 20.5", and the pack fit me well.

In Gear Swap » FS: Clearview pad, PackaFeather XL stove, Granite Gear pack, MEC vest, IKEA woodstoves, plus FREE stuff!
May 06, 9:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am