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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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tall gaiters with rain kilt? Lone Peaks with gortex socks?
I've recently switched from using waterproof pants to a rain kilt. I'm contemplating whether it is an appropriate choice for fall hiking in the PNW. We don't often go out when it is r...

In GEAR » tall gaiters with rain kilt? Lone Peaks with gortex socks?
November 07, 9:24pm

knees and calves
Calf strength was the other reason I wanted to start running. Striking with a mid foot or forefoot strike feels very natural in the flat shoes, and I'm reaping the rewards on the trail already...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
November 02, 1:50pm

beginning to run
I have started to run, to maximize my workouts on the treadmill and increase my cardiovascular fitness. I am taking it very slowly, using the Couch to 5K app, repeating a section if I don't fee...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
November 01, 9:54pm

When you say Spencos, specifically which one? They make several different types. I hiked in Altra Lone Peaks this summer, and after long days my arches were quite tired-I ended up putting Leuko...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
November 01, 9:33pm

Out of stock
One thing I found completely frustrating about them is the fact that nearly every time I accessed the website, whatever I was looking for was out of stock. I would then go to another site and pur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 18, 8:34pm

Product use update
This is an older thread, but I wanted to comment on my experience with the Gear-aid spray on product. Much better! I washed my jacket with the Synthetic Fabric Cleaner, then used the Spray-on Wate...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
October 18, 8:18pm

How well does it breathe? I've been wanting a fleece vest for just a little bit more warmth while snowshoeing, but I am finding it really hard to find a lightweight grid fleece vest. I am mod...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 08, 10:16am

Zelph Starlyte stove
The best thing about the Zelph Starlyte stove in my opinion is the fact that it is really, really hard to spill, if not impossible. One of the major problems with alcohol stoves, especially of the...

In GEAR » Alchol stove.
October 05, 9:16pm

GSI gear
GSI Outdoors has 2 ounce soft sided bottles for use with condiments: GSI link they have a couple of different cap options, depending on your taste. I second the use of a syringe to fill ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
October 05, 5:15pm

I bought the Zpacks, and have been very happy with it. Can't say that I've used it in a sustained downpour, but for the usual PNW drizzly/misty all day wetness with wet brush it has been f...

In GEAR » Which Rain Kilt
October 05, 2:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am