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Re:Re: Lightest 1L bottles
In terms of durability, cost, wide-mouth, and weight I've found the Snapple 1L (w/out label) to be very good. Weight is 1.6oz / 46g per bottle Can't complain about the $2 cost eithe...

In GEAR » Anyone move away from Water Bladders?
January 18, 10:14pm

re: exl
+1 for eric's comment The exlight weighs less IIRC w/ a full zip. And costs less.

In GEAR » Patagonia UL Down Shirt
January 17, 8:17pm

Re: Big Bend OML
Excellent trip report and pics! Much appreciated and keep up the good work, as well as the trekking. The dry ground has me aching for some of the same here in'll be a bit before I get...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend OML Jan. 6-9, 2011
January 14, 7:10pm

montbell all the way
From personal experience and having owned both (now just the MB FWIW), I say hands down go w/the MB. Style should NOT trump function when we are talking about a piece that is going to be worn in t...

In GEAR » MB AL Light Down Parka vs Patagonia Down Hoody
January 13, 8:24pm

Excellent pack
Very nice job Chris! I just received a sewing machine and look forward to a creation such as this. The X-pac is burly stuff and I am pleased to see that the weight of your pack is so low for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first DIY Backpack
January 04, 7:44pm

Thanks for the great write-up, very inspiring to say the least. It is great to see beyond the usual (big 3 of the U.S.) suspects. The elevation gain/loss is equally impressive. Keep up the good ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Via Alpina: Not Another Walk in the Woods
January 04, 7:01pm

Best of 2010
1. MB ExLight - ooh so very nice for weight to warmth - about 6oz of pure lovin 2. Steripen Opti - no more chemical taste, 2min of steripenning vs the longer wait for chems, and no more carryi...

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
December 30, 8:29pm

WTB: Older model MSR Titan 2L pot
WTB: MSR Titan 2 Liter pot please PM if you have one available for winter camping! Thanks

In Gear Swap » WTB: Older model MSR Titan 2L pot
December 26, 8:36pm

Re: Re: Summer Bag
+1 for the Summerlite. Great bag for weight vs warmth. And made in USA. Have no complaints after a couple years of use. Muy Bueno IMO!

In GEAR » Summer Bag
December 26, 8:32pm

A vote for Rab Photon Belay Jkt
I'll chime in w/ a vote for the RAB Photon Belay Jacket - 200g Primaloft® Sport in body and 170g Primaloft® Sport in sleeves. Much better than the DAS IMO. Great belay parka. FWIW, RAB o...

In GEAR » Help me out right now! Belay Jacket dilemma
December 22, 7:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm