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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
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Re: Just tested CEP's new Outdoor Compression Socks
There's a long and complex story behind my experiences with these socks, which I won't go into here. However, in very brief: IF you have a medical condition which requires a medically-pres...

In GEAR » Just tested CEP's new Outdoor Compression Socks
May 27, 4:21pm

Re: Question
Hi Yuri > Any plans to make a focused lens version of your flood light? Gearbest do not MAKE the Sunree headlamps, they just sell them. You would have to ask Sunree. I am not sure you hav...

In Gear Deals » 12.99$ Convoy S2+ 1000LM 4C 3/5 Modes Flashlight+freeshipping@GearBest
May 27, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Sunrei Headlamp Spotlite Review
I have yet to find (with one exception) any device which can take alkaline AA batteries but not lithium AAs. They are pretty much the same voltage after all. Ditto for AAAs. The one exception wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunrei Headlamp Spotlite Review
May 27, 4:09pm

Re: generalities, especially old ones, do not become us
Hi Mike Interesting stuff, for which we are indebted, but some doubts remain. Let's look at a few. A 200" arch corresponds to about 10.5' diagonal on the ground. Definitely not U...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 26, 10:54pm

Re: nylon vs polyester
> why does almost everyone else use nylon? They do indeed, when performance matters. Nylon is stronger than polyester, denier for denier, and this advantage becomes much bigger when you look...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 26, 7:18pm

Re: BPL only deal of the century!
Geez guys, I am going to have to think about this one. (Searches frantically for 1 kg Rule Book...) > a BPL-super-exclusive deal of absolutely FREE Oh, well that's OK then. Cheers

In Gear Deals » BPL only deal of the century!
May 26, 4:23pm

Re: Re: #1 rated tent ...
> Roger missed calling you out on that one. Might delete it now, hope he just moves it instead. Actually, I moved it from Gear to Gear Deals some time ago. I will get the heading to the Gear...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 24, 3:56am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000T stove
> "I'd love a how-to on this and cleaning/repair" Read our existing article on stove maintenance - it's all there already. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 23, 3:58pm

Re: high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
Greater sole height, greater cushioning => less proprioception, more chance of ankle injury. Gel soles were a disaster for that. Cheers

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
May 23, 3:47pm

Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000T stove
OK, I'll pay that one as REALLY ingenious! Congratulations. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 22, 7:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm