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Re: Recommendations for a $300 winter tent
At or around your $300 price point, freestanding is going to be tough for a new shelter, but is doable used. If you're willing to consider non-freestanding, the world's your oyster. Fre...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 01, 10:31pm

Re: Winter's coming...
"I used to just buy gear all the time if I couldn't get out - not good, but at least fun!" Yikes! I resemble that remark, or at least I have in the past and - ahem - I'm trying...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 9:50pm

I've gone through multiple AAA headlamps and come to the conclusion that it sucks to carry an extra 3-4 AAAs because I don't know when the set in the headlamp is going to conk out. AAs pro...

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
October 30, 9:33pm

Prolite Gear update
The item I purchased from Prolite Gear had a flaw, so I contacted them to arrange an exchange. They directed me to the manufacturer as they didn't have a replacement, and emailed me a shipping ...

In GEAR » Anyone having trouble contacting ProLite Gear?
October 30, 6:51pm

Customer service part 2, and material changes
A few weeks ago I wrote about Hilleberg USA's customer service. Last week they came through for me in a big way. I bought the Kaitum 3 based on the dimensions listed in the catalogue, but it tu...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
October 29, 10:03pm

Re: Re: Re: mens rab infinity down jacket
The infinity is sewn through. At 5'8" and 200lb I would say the Large would be the right fit for the OP. I had one in this size a couple of years ago, and when I dropped from 195lb to 17...

In GEAR » mens rab infinity down jacket
October 29, 9:12pm

Re: down v synthetic
The age old question. I have both down and synthetic in my armory. My go-to vest is a Rab Generator with synthetic fill. Love it, extremely versatile, and the weight / bulk surcharge over down is m...

In GEAR » Montbell Down Jacket
October 26, 10:23pm

SOLD: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Bathtub Groundsheet - Twin Size
***SOLD*** FS, a twin size bathtub floor / groundsheet from ZPacks made out of 1.0 oz/sq.yd. black cuben fiber. I've used the groundsheet just once for a single night, and decided to switch...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Cuben Fiber Bathtub Groundsheet - Twin Size
October 26, 8:26pm

Re: ~4.5lb WM bag
LOL! I was going to say, if you have a Western Mountaineering bag weighing that much, the materials on their own would cost far more than $125. Shows where my brain is, when I read 'WM' and...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
October 23, 10:08am

~4.5lb WM bag
Brad - Which WM bag do you have that weighs in at ~4.5lb? From their spec sheet the only two that are in that range are the long Bristlecone MF (-10F) and the monster Bison GWS (-40F). Both would...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
October 23, 9:43am

All Reader Reviews by Stuart .

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Mountain Laurel Designs
I had to cancel an order I placed a couple of weeks ago with Ron. He was very gracious, no argument on his end or attempt to persuade me not to cancel, and my refund came through within 24 hours. To...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 7:52am