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Re: Unmanageable wetness
the striking part of this story is the fact that you lost so much loft. It is also the most serious fact, the rest is just inconvenience. I've been in similar conditions and with similar gea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unmanageable wetness this weekend
October 05, 3:28am

Re: What's better, CT or PCT across WA state?
I've hiked both. I think I liked the PCT better basically because it feels more like wilderness, on average. The part north of Snoqualmie Pass is amazing. The CT is beautiful too but it hardly ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's better, CT or PCT across WA state?
September 29, 5:49pm

Umbrella synergies
Try to see everything as a kit that works together and not just separate pieces. Having an umbrella may condition the rest of your rain gear: for example, a non-breathable (silnylon or cuben) rain ...

In GEAR » The Pros and Cons of Backpacking Umbrellas
September 27, 5:12pm

Ryan's results
By the way, I'm puzzled by Ryan's results: > We boiled 30 pots of water on a single 100g fuel canister in conditions that averaged 45 degrees, windy, and rainy ... > for 30x0.7L ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Overview and Performance Evaluation
September 27, 11:27am

Conventional top-mount fuel efficiency
Article says: > A conventional top-mount stove is simply not as fuel efficient as an integrated stove I understand this is all quite complicated as the variables are many but I must say I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Overview and Performance Evaluation
September 26, 4:04pm

Depends on each one's backpacking
I was intrigued by the potential difference between thru-hiking and backpacking according to the article until I realised that for me it's the same thing :) If anything, a thru-hike demands ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking versus Thru-hiking
September 21, 11:04am

Superb thru-hiking pack
The Virga has been my pack of choice for years for thru-hikes. I love this pack in almost all aspects and it fits (in the wide sense of the word) me perfectly for the long trips. The one thing I wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Granite Gear Virga Review
August 11, 8:51am

Air-only pads
I have no direct experience with inflatable pads as I use CCF but I had to help a friend in search of an inflatable replacement and I'm inclined to recommend one of these air-only pads. I have ...

In GEAR » Air-only pads
August 09, 3:19pm

Light fleece works for UL backpacking
A thin fleece top is super useful: fleece is great insulation while active and a simple top is not heavy: in 100 wt polartec or similarly thin fleece, pullover style and with no frills, it should w...

In GEAR » Lightest fleece top?
July 18, 9:18am

Re: Microporous PU membranes
thanks a lot for the info. I suppose the thickness of the PU layer, either coated or laminated, will be a major factor in its durability, is that right?

In GEAR » Microporous PU membranes
December 23, 10:33am

All Reader Reviews by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Golite Hex 3
Not a full review but just a small addition on what's already been said regarding winter use. While skis make for wonderful stakes on deep snow, unfortunately the tie out loops at the end of the 6 mai...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 7:47am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I was torn between Ghost and Alpinist before ordering and eventually ordered something in between, quite like the former X from BMW. It has the loft of the Ghost with the dimensions of the Alpinist an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 05, 11:08am