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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
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All Forum Posts by joe newton

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Re: "Neo Air Small"
Save 1/2 an ounce (woohoo!) and leave the stuff sack at home. Mine came with one but I dont use it. As for the 'drop-off effect'. It only exists if you blow the thing up to the firmness...

In GEAR » Neo Air Small
September 25, 12:35am

Re: "Small NeoAir Stuff-Sack Problems"
As Dan said above, leave the sack behind, the NeoAir will be fine tucked away in your backpack on it's own or in with your sleeping bag. Weight saved, simplification gained.

In GEAR » Small NeoAir Stuff-Sack Problems
September 23, 11:47pm

Re: "Winter is Coming"
Hendrik, http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight_footwear_systems_for_snow_travel_part_1.html http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight...

In GEAR » Winter is Coming
September 23, 2:53am

Re: "Photo Essay: A Traverse of the Bob Marshall Wilderness by Foot and Packraft"
Simply stunning Ryan. Great adventure and brilliant photos. The addition of a packraft and fishing gear really add depth to the wilderness experience which too often has us leaving this sort of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Photo Essay: A Traverse of the Bob Marshall Wilderness by Foot and Packraft
September 23, 2:37am

Re: "RAB Latok Alpine helmet compatible?"
According to the Rab website it's 'helmet compatible'. It's a climbing specific jacket so I'm assuming the hood will work with a variety of climbing helmets.

In GEAR » RAB Latok Alpine helmet compatible?
September 20, 1:32am

Re: Perfect Fleece
The TNF Apex jacket you mentioned is horrible. Heavy, very bulky and sweaty. Mine gets used for walking to the shops. Luckily it was a gift because I'd have been upset if I'd paid for it! ...

In GEAR » Perfect Fleece???
September 17, 11:49pm

Ref: Montane Extreme Smock
Some information on Buffalo/Montane Extreme/DriClime garments at: http://www.psychovertical.com/?cuthecrap and http://www.psychovertical.com/?thebestsoftshell

In GEAR » Montane extreme smock
September 01, 5:14pm

Re: "Hut Hiking in Norway"
Yes - book trains in advance. Buses/coaches not so important. I've never heard of anyone getting turned away from a hut, DNT or private. Worse case scenario (very bad weather/lots of hikers)...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hut Hiking in Norway
August 05, 11:01pm

Re: Coghlan's Sqeeze Tubes
Yep, those Squeeze Tubes are perfect for peanut butter! Cheap, light, get smaller with use and re-useable too.

In GEAR » Packing container for gooey trail concoction?
July 29, 9:27am

Functional funtionality
I thought those 'organizer pockets' inside the waist belt pockets were a stroke of genius! I didn't know they were in there when I ordered my pack but I was pleased they were. Like you ...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
July 24, 3:07am

All Reader Reviews by joe newton

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Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
Pretty much the bible when it comes to winter backcountry travel and camping, and not just on skis. Knowledgeable, interesting, humorous and Mike's illustrations are cute and technically astute. ...

In Books and Media
June 13, 11:31am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer. It's a cinch to set up and while there are a couple of obvious tiny compromises to keep the weight low (single zip on the door, etc) it really is a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 16, 11:03am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased the Short version of this much lauded/derided sleeping mat and have to say it proved to be nothing less than exceptional. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and around 190lbs and once I realised...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 15, 3:10pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
I agree with Sam's review above. The Inov-8 Debris Gaiter is almost perfect. The fit and functionality of the product was just what I was looking for when trail running and backpacking. Stretch...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 22, 4:04am

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I swapped my previously beloved Primus folding Ti spork for the Alphalight spoon (long version) for a couple of reasons. The Alphalight is longer (no more messy knuckles when eating freeze-dried meals...

In Cookware - Other
May 22, 3:34am

Montane Lite-speed
I've been wearing this jacket for over a year now and it gets used maybe three times a week for hiking, backpacking, road and trail running. It is light, packable and just weather resistant enough...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 22, 3:22am

Optimus (Brunton in US) Folding Ti Spork
I already had a Light My Fire plastic spork which worked perfectly well, weighed next to nothing, cost a couple of quid but kept getting lost in my food/cooking bag. When I was looking to 'streaml...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:19am