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All Forum Posts by Samuel C. Farrington

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add-on hip belt
Thanks, Jeffs Eleven. Don't need pix, I get it. I can cut off the belt pockets to lower the weight a bit. A little pricey (unlike bargain bins where I usually rummage for MYOG parts), but wo...

In GEAR » Value of substantial suspension
November 03, 3:29pm

sewing nylon reinforcements to cuben
"Cuben has little or no stretch; nylon has significant stretch. So layering them together doesn't seem like a good idea, as the cuben will still take the load anyway because the nylon will...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 02, 11:13pm

Jeffs Eleven, Nice looking hipbelt. Wonder what it weighs, and how it buckles. Does webbing go over it, or is there something else not shown in the picture? Thanks.

In GEAR » Value of substantial suspension
November 02, 10:24pm

Hubba NX
Well, four inches in any direction can make a big difference. Increasing the width to 30" is a major plus for the many who felt the old Hubba and some other 26" wide solo dome tents, lik...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba NX
November 02, 10:13pm

Locus CP3 poles
Marc, Thank you very much for the detailed post. Today, I had to call off a hike because the twist-locks on a Gabel carbon would not work - the final last straw for twist-locks for me. You rev...

In GEAR » Locus Gear CP3 Poles - Initial Impression
November 02, 9:27pm

WR down
Eric and Dale, My experiences parallel those you relate in your posts. Thanks. The word anecdotal is often used by folks who wish to disregard something. Another tactic is the classic blame the...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
October 30, 5:23pm

wet synthetic insulation
Mary D, Must respectfully disagree. Have wrung out synthetic bags (when I was too young and stupid to keep them dry), and they kept me warm. Down? NYET.

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
October 29, 10:58pm

Re: "... goose down really, is naturally very water resistant and it is not easy to get completely wet in any real life scenario." Agree with Bob G. It might be more accurate to say, ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
October 29, 10:55pm

backstitch etc.
"Babylock sells a bomber machine called the Denim Pro (now named the BL18 selling for around $200.00)" "a Viking Emerald 116 that cost under 1/2 the Pfaff." Yipes, sounds ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backstitch vs Lockstitch
October 29, 10:39pm

Adam, Am still puzzled why you would want such an expensive machine. There are home machines that are more than adequate to make all the packs, tents, etc. I've done. As for the backstitch...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backstitch vs Lockstitch
October 27, 8:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. 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