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Thanks for the great write-up, very inspiring to say the least. It is great to see beyond the usual (big 3 of the U.S.) suspects. The elevation gain/loss is equally impressive. Keep up the good ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Via Alpina: Not Another Walk in the Woods
January 04, 7:01pm

Best of 2010
1. MB ExLight - ooh so very nice for weight to warmth - about 6oz of pure lovin 2. Steripen Opti - no more chemical taste, 2min of steripenning vs the longer wait for chems, and no more carryi...

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
December 30, 8:29pm

WTB: Older model MSR Titan 2L pot
WTB: MSR Titan 2 Liter pot please PM if you have one available for winter camping! Thanks

In Gear Swap » WTB: Older model MSR Titan 2L pot
December 26, 8:36pm

Re: Re: Summer Bag
+1 for the Summerlite. Great bag for weight vs warmth. And made in USA. Have no complaints after a couple years of use. Muy Bueno IMO!

In GEAR » Summer Bag
December 26, 8:32pm

A vote for Rab Photon Belay Jkt
I'll chime in w/ a vote for the RAB Photon Belay Jacket - 200g Primaloft® Sport in body and 170g Primaloft® Sport in sleeves. Much better than the DAS IMO. Great belay parka. FWIW, RAB o...

In GEAR » Help me out right now! Belay Jacket dilemma
December 22, 7:45pm

Re: windshirt decision
Hi Warren, FWIW, regarding breathability, the MB windshirts are calendered fabrics. This means that they have been treated w/ heat to buff up their durability, while lessening their breathabili...

In GEAR » Montbell EX Light (5.7 oz.) vs. Arc’teryx Atom LT Jacket (11 oz.)
December 14, 11:54pm

Winds TR - nice one
Andrew, Thanks for the thorough and outstanding TR! A great read to say the least.

In Post-Trip Reports » 9 Days Solo in the Wind River Range
December 13, 12:43am

Leather and 3 Pin all the way!
Gonna disagree w/ ole Rog here and say stay away from NNN boots/binders. Not the stability, control, nor the strength when compared to the OG 3 pins or the LW cables such as Voile or similar. I h...

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
December 13, 12:35am

Re: Camp Magix 10
Hey David, Would really like to hear your feedback regarding these after use. I own many a CAMP item (from quickdraws to Vector Nanotechs) and am curious as to these particular specialty crampo...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » BD Contact crampons
December 13, 12:13am

Another Goose Vote
... for Aaron's pops. He definitely has my vote! All the best to you and your Dad, Aaron.

In Gear Deals » Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway
December 13, 12:07am

All Reader Reviews by Nick Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm