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Thom Darrah (thomdarrah) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern Oregon
About Me Owner of TrailLite Designs; Developing unique gear for the ultra light adventurer.
CityKlamath Falls
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My PDF Gear ListUL Gear (Summer)

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All Forum Posts by Thom Darrah

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Forecast your sex life for the year ahead.
"Install to withstand gravity, normal and thermally induced movement, as well as to resist deterioration under conditions of heavy use." From the only book at my desk, a construction...

In Chaff » Forecast your sex life for the year ahead.
January 13, 10:23am

TrailLite Designs "CloudVest
BPL member Jamie Shortt is testing the first prototype of the CloudVest. Based on his feedback I will move forward with making the product available. While Jamie is testing the first prototype I ha...

In GEAR » TrailLite Designs "CloudVest"
January 12, 9:01am

Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
Good for you Chris!

In Editor's Roundtable » Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
January 10, 7:02pm

MLD - 2012 News
"New MLD Gear Category - WOMENS!!! The Exodus W Pack is first. It features Women Specific S curve shoulder straps that are a little narrower. Women specific torso sizes- the Short and Med are ...

In GEAR » MLD - 2012 News
January 09, 9:14am

Having done a recent PIF gear-closet cleaning I have a feeling not of loss but of liberation. In regard to minimalism I have a ways yet to go but I've made a good start.

In Philosophy & Technique » Minimalism
January 06, 4:54pm

What is the strangest thing you ever saw in the backcountry?
I did not see the following but remember reading the storey and enjoying it immensely; A group of mountain bikers set out to climb a steep and challenging ascent to a summit fire lookout. All ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the strangest thing you ever saw in the backcountry?
January 05, 8:33am

No New Gear 2012
I made it to 01.05.12, I think I completed the first ever YoYo of the twelve step program for UL gear junkies.

In Philosophy & Technique » No New Gear 2012
January 05, 8:05am

Arc'teryx Alpha LT Sizing
I wear a medium in Arcteryx and for me the Alpha LT is roomier then both the Alpha SL and Alpha FL jackets. It is not a big difference but noticeable - to me.

In GEAR » Arc'teryx Alpha LT Sizing
January 04, 9:01pm

UL backpack with large volume
MLD Ark has the volume your looking for; ULA Catalyst is a 2nd option;

In GEAR » UL backpack with large volume
January 04, 4:40pm

Vest replacement
If your wanting to go ultra light check out the new vest from BlackRock;

In GEAR » Vest replacement
January 04, 3:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Thom Darrah

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Montrail Streak
The new Montrail Streak is a very nice shoe for mixed terrain running. I ran a five mile loop with the shoes right out of the box, with no break in period, and the shoe performed great. No hot spots o...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 18, 6:27pm