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Thom Darrah (thomdarrah) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern Oregon
About Me Owner of TrailLite Designs; Developing unique gear for the ultra light adventurer.
CityKlamath Falls
StateOR
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.traillitedesigns.com
My PDF Gear ListUL Gear (Summer)

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All Forum Posts by Thom Darrah

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Stakes for Trailstar
For three season use I've had good success with MSR Groundhog stakes with very few stake failures in exposed high wind conditions. For winter conditions I use MSR Blizzard stakes. I also use...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 25, 11:01am

Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
"If Cuben is done right - you can achieve a wonderfully strong shelter." MLD has been working with cuben longer then most in the UL cottage industry and if anyone can do cuben right it...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 25, 7:17am

What is your SUL sleep system?
My SummerUL sleep system; Pad: Inertia X Lite Torso = 6.5 oz Bivy: MLD SL Bivy = 5 oz Quilt: MLD Spirit 45 (M55 shell) = 13.5 oz

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your SUL sleep system?
January 24, 6:55pm

Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
"i'm out. f'n ankle!" Ben, maybe you and I can make it this fall. (I'll need some art work done as to not look out of place.)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
January 24, 4:51pm

Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
"Its 17-ounce (482-g) weight precludes its use as a solo shelter for hikers..." The 10.5 oz cuben Trailstar weight would not preclude it from being considered as a solo shelter for hik...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 24, 2:05pm

Karo Winter Quilt
Beautiful job, very nice.

In Make Your Own Gear » Karo Winter Quilt
January 24, 10:14am

Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
NW Alpine, a small Oregon company,is working on a sub 5 oz WPB cuben jacket that looks very nice. I feel this is a great example of non stagnation. Here is a link showing the jacket; http://n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 24, 8:32am

PIF - for paying and nonpaying members alike!
Doug, I do not accept your PIF, heck with your good will and warm feelings - give me gear! Joking aside your intentions will be well received I'm sure.

In Gear Swap » PIF - for paying and nonpaying members alike!
January 20, 3:46pm

A question
I can't speak regarding daisy chain spacing but when looking at the link Dan provide, earlier today, there is no question that the attachable water bottle/side pocket shown on the HMG is copied...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter / Expedition Pack Review
January 19, 7:14pm

2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
"I'm loving the photos btw, its cool to see where you guys are getting your miles." Do to a Krupicka type shin injury I'm forced into alternative forms of conditioning. My focu...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
January 15, 12:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Thom Darrah

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Montrail Streak
The new Montrail Streak is a very nice shoe for mixed terrain running. I ran a five mile loop with the shoes right out of the box, with no break in period, and the shoe performed great. No hot spots o...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 18, 6:27pm