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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
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Fruitbat Ultra-istas and moving forward
Aaron, I know some view UL/SUL practitioners as a "cult". I think some of the posters above have some great ideas about helping to allay this perspective --even if some of us do act as if...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 29, 1:20pm

Jock straps 'r us
>> And why is it that discussions of jockstraps and underwear leads naturally to a discussion of Democrats and independents? I don't see the connection. ----That's between we and o...

In GEAR » Smartwool Boxers...
June 29, 12:17pm

MSR press release
Was this MSR's way of acknowledging the BPL Test/Report? MSR, to their credit, has been good through the years about correcting "not quite ready for prime time" gear.

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
Part 3: Laboratory Measurements for Canister Stoves

June 29, 12:05pm

MB Pants
Believe it or not, I'm really more of a "get that cool gear out into the wilderness" wonk. Besides, those with full gear closets feel incredibly guilty (or they should!) if they aren&...

In GEAR » Cocoon UL pant vs. Monbell Inner Pant
June 29, 11:25am

UL60 Cocoon Pants availability
Miguel, it's still an option if you want any size other than med. Just a thought, M. I think it would be possible (upon examining my Cocoon Pants) to get the large size and take in the waist...

In GEAR » Cocoon UL pant vs. Monbell Inner Pant
June 29, 10:36am

UL Moonies?
I can see it now---- UL evangelists systematically flooding retail stores, pigeonholing people----we may yet get a rep for being a cult! :-D "Lighties"? "Ultristas" ? "...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 29, 10:05am

Educating at the "top" as important as at the "Grass Roots"
Which might point out the need for clinics specifically aimed at the workers and management of brick and mortar outdoor stores to show the "Light" side. Brett's idea of demoing UL ...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 29, 9:58am

re. Cocoon UL pant vs. Monbell Inner Pan
They're both great insulated pants. If I were going to use them much as part of a sleeping system, I would get the Cocoons, simply because they will retain loft when wet and make a good back up...

In GEAR » Cocoon UL pant vs. Monbell Inner Pant
June 29, 9:55am

Show me...
Not unless that kangaroo pocket on the Rab weighs half the weight of the entire jacket. Next...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kinsman pullover w/mod
June 29, 8:28am

Jackets, apples and oranges.
It is probably true that PL is more compressible ---although like Delta, I wonder if compressing it to it's minimum volume is ultimately destrictive to the insulation. I don't mind my Delt...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kinsman pullover w/mod
June 28, 10:40pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am