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Try blankets around your house
To get an idea for size try blankets and duvets you may have around your house. A queen bed is 60" wide. A double bed is 54" wide. A duvet for a queen bed is 88" wide, A duvet fo...

In GEAR » Twin quilt recommendations
March 16, 5:09pm

1 week backpack trip
For a 1 week UL 3 season trip with abundant water the ULA Circuit and similar 2-2.5lb packs is all the backpack that anyone needs. I dont believe that you gain comfort by increasing pack weight be...

In GEAR » Pack Weight
March 16, 4:49pm

Travel Light Series
I really like these MEC Packs http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Packs/Daypacks/PRD~5023-571/mec-travel-light-top-loader.jsp They are a real nice pack for quick overnights if you have crunched you...

In GEAR » cheap + light backpack
March 15, 2:13pm

Re: Uh oh
Define storm worthy. I had mine in one big storm it was fine. The one issue is the sides bend in inthe wind so you lose interior space. This was an issue with 3 six foot tall guys in the tent ...

In GEAR » Rainshadow 2 and "rain" vs. StratoSpire2
March 14, 5:57pm

Rain shadow and rain
If you use the midpoint tieouts on the rainshadow it performs well in the rain. Without the midpoint tieouts the side panels sag in alot. Although with two people this would not be an issue like ...

In GEAR » Rainshadow 2 and "rain" vs. StratoSpire2
March 14, 3:11pm

Re: Summer in the Rockies
Couple of areas I see you can reduce weight Rain cover. This weighs 1/4 of the weight of your pack and water can stiil leak in through pack straps. I use a trash compactor bad inside of my pac...

In Gear Lists » Summer in the Rockies
March 13, 8:01pm

Re: Re: 3 person shelter
I had an RS2 but found it to small for 3 six foot tall 200lb guys. 3 smaller people would work well. It was just a bit to small to keep off the sides of the tent.

In GEAR » Three Person Shelter Question: Golite SL3 or TT Rainshadow 2? Others?
March 11, 6:12pm

Bring thin foam pad for backup
One option would be to bring a 1/4 inch thinlight or sulak type pad for both protection and small insulation value if you do get a leak. I think the Sulak ones are waterproof so can also serve as ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pads - Inflatable or not?
March 11, 12:45pm

GoLite Shangri La 5
If you want super luxury for 5.5 lbs the GoLite Shagrila 5 might be the way to go. It is $300, 5.5lbs, good it the wind, easy to set up. Me at 6 feet tall can almost stand up in it to get dressed...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a 2 person light "palace " tent? Imogene ul3? Jack Rabbit SL3? Quarter Dome T2+?
March 11, 9:32am

Dont think its the pad
I disagree that the pad is the problem. The OP is camping above freezing with night time lows approaching 32. Not on or around snow. An R3 pad should be fine in these conditions. It's proba...

In GEAR » Thinking a downfilled jacket question
March 10, 2:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm