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Quilts and closeness
GL, et al, I raise a caution to GL's comment that "quilts can be pulled closer to eliminate dead air space".... While this is true, it is also true that quilt users and bag use...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 21, 7:40am

Quilt question
Eric, Since you talk of wearing the quilt in option two.... Do you mean the JRB Stealth vs the listed JRB Shenandoah? Virtually the same weight. Pan

In GEAR » Help me choose a sleeping insulation system
January 13, 7:23am

Self Tensioning Tensioners
Alternatively, here is a self tensioning line... slightly heavier.... but stake it out... still taut in the AM even after rain or heavy dew which causes silnyl to stretch and get floppy or necessit...

In GEAR » Guyline Tensioners
January 11, 8:49pm

Tie to the trees
BB58, et al, To eliminate HH Fly sag and get necessary protection. First pick a protected site, lee of the ridge, behind wind block rock or bushes etc. Second, tie to the trees, with tarp ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Hennessy Hyperlight Backpacker A-Sym Hammock REVIEW
December 22, 6:03am

Ar is too short for you
Kyle, The HHAR is too short for you at might get in it but you would not get very flat in the asym sweet spot... Take a good look at the HHELR... same size as the HHHL but lighter.......

In GEAR » Lightest Hammock
December 08, 12:37pm

Umbrella hats
Actually these work quite well in forested areas.... Used one on a 650 mile section of the AT in the very wet 2003... Absolutely super in warm weather, as you get max ventilation.... Super coverage...

In GEAR » The Pros and Cons of Backpacking Umbrellas
December 03, 7:29pm

Great pack
Along with Grant Sible I was a tester for the prototypes of this pack... The prototypes did not have the stays nor stay pockets... My recommendations were that packs designed for loads at or below ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Miniposa Backpack REVIEW
November 28, 2:13pm

ground is uncomfortable
Tommy, Go to ground and save a pound if you want but it is easy to hang in winter at 12 lbs base weight.... comfort trumps the last pound as one ages... :-))) Pan

In GEAR » Help Me with a Gear Diet!
November 15, 8:39pm

bag loft vs quilt loft
DH, et al, Bags loft is typically stated for the bag zipped and laid out and allowed to fully loft.... So... a 3 inch bag is actually a thickness/ loft of 1.5 inches... about 40 degree range.......

In GEAR » Layering Sleeping Bags?
November 13, 6:45pm

over quilt/bag
FWIW, the JRB Large Family of Quilts functions well as an over quilt or bag in combo with the DTEPC (80 inches of girth).... Several in cold climates persued this approach last year.... see the fif...

In GEAR » Layering Sleeping Bags?
November 13, 12:32pm

All Reader Reviews by john Tier

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Equinox Silnylon Poncho
Agree with Richard on the mods.... all easy to do....I've had the extended length model for over 4 years and it is super through the mid season.... and yes it will cover a HH. Here is my mod......

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 6:10pm