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RapidPure filters
Hi Roger, As I am not science trained, it would be very helpful if you could indicate which of the RapidPure filters is the closest to the Sawyer Mini in terms of capacity, flow rate, and no great...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 7:44pm

Re: Re: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Adam, Yes I'm sure that the coat on the Golite is not sil as in 'silnylon.' The first thing I did was test it with a dab of polyurethane and it glommed onto it totally and unpeelably....

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 29, 7:27pm

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Adam, I was just looking at it for the fabric, so it's too bad I missed the ad for the damaged one. As I mentioned, the fabric coat is a waterproof breathable polyurethane similar to that use...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 28, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Adam, Please take note that GoLite makes a 15D Poncho Tarp for around $60. For some reason, they keep pulling if off and putting it back on the market. Not to mention that they have been having ...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 27, 6:57pm

Re: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Thanks very much for alerting me to this 15D coated fabric. Using an Escapist large tarp, the yield comes to about $30 per running 60" wide yard. That is about the same as Cuben from Zpacks ...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
September 26, 9:53pm

Re: Patagonia Rover Approach - 9 oz per pair?
From the link you posted: "The $125 Patagonia Rover is light — just shy of 9oz. per shoe ..." Just finished MYOGing some fording shoes that total 9 oz, so am relieved to see that it wa...

In GEAR » Patagonia Rover Approach - 9 oz per pair?
September 26, 9:39pm

Fabric Tester
Heath, It is Richard Nisley. You can find lots of info on his posts on this and the MYOG forum.

In GEAR » How to understand fabric types and waterproof ratings
September 26, 9:32pm

Re: Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
The comments on this thread about using the front half of mids as vestibules have totally changed my outlook. That, and I've never been able to come up with a good answer to Roger Caffin'...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 15, 10:58pm

Re: MLD Duomid
It's always a mystery, trying to fathom why different folks have such different feelings about the same tents. One clue came from the comment about,"serious bugs (think stinging/biting ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 10:11pm

Re: Failing #3 Zippers?
Thanks for starting this thread to focus on just one issue raised by Dan's post in the Duomid thread. Looking at the zips on a Moment, they appear identical to the black #3's sold by Que...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 12, 8:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am