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0* Or Lower Womens Bags? Sarah, PM sent
Ben, it certainly makes my commute more enjoyable than sitting in a car on the freeway. :P Sarah, found a smokin' deal for you for about $212; PM sent.. The bag I PMed about is more of a &q...

In GEAR » 0* Or Lower Womens Bags?
November 06, 7:32pm

Altitude Sickness
Dylan, Paul, right I had forgotten that term.. "ataxia", saw it big time with the same climber on two previous trips. the 'umbles'. That is a good gimick for remembering the sympo...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Altitude Sickness
November 06, 7:21pm

How do you pack a Caldera
Roger, Im assuming you do not have one of the models with the ziplock screw-top container. So, just slide the cone flat into the hydradion bladder pouch of your pack. Takes up almost no room since ...

In GEAR » How do you pack a Caldera
November 06, 7:06pm

0* Or Lower Womens Bags; MB #2 or 1
Sarah, like a fish irresitably rising to the bait I had to answer your post.. I agree with Ben and Steve; Montbell is also my recomendation. I don't care for much of their gear, especially the ...

In GEAR » 0* Or Lower Womens Bags?
November 06, 7:23am

Ben=MB guru; res:MontBell Particle Jacket
Ben, very astute observation; it seems to be a great value. I have been trying to find time to get to Montbell in Tokyo; I need to measure a synth. bag for Richard; and now I have another item to c...

In GEAR » MontBell Particle Jacket -- That Good Really?
November 04, 8:40pm

Clothing Systems for new climber
Kyle, wow, -25F; you will be way below ambient temps I have experienced; sorry I cant advise you..! good luck.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Clothing Systems for new climber
November 03, 10:55pm

Field Test of Montbell Down Inner Jacket and Fleece
Well as they say one test is worth a thousand hypothesis. Thanks for taking one for the team. Im not surprised at your result. I own a few fleece down clothing items. If I'm reading your resu...

In GEAR » Field Test of Montbell Down Inner Jacket and Fleece...
November 03, 10:42pm

Shah TMB Dry-Run Gearlist
Don't carry only Platys for your water. I've had two leak as well. Carry some water in empty soda bottles (soda, because PET bottles from pressurized beverages are stronger).

In Gear Lists » Shah TMB Dry-Run Gearlist
November 03, 9:04am

Clothing Systems for new climber
Kyle, I have some experience in the mountains, but none in Montana. What are the worst conditions you can expect?

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Clothing Systems for new climber
November 03, 9:02am

Altitude Sickness- one simple preventative measure
I recently led a group of 5 flatlanders to the summit of Fujisan at 3,776m (12,388). From sea level, we stopped on day one and slept at about 10,000 feet. The morning of the summit attempt one part...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Altitude Sickness
November 03, 9:01am

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm