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Tim Haynes (timalan) - BPL Guest

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me Early 30s, newly married, work in communications with children's hospitals around the country. Relatively new to lightweight philosophies, but excited to learn and teach others.
CityAlexandria
StateVA
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Tim Haynes

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Suggestions on gloves that can withstand heat?
I'm looking for gloves that are lightweight but can also withstand heat well from a fire. They don't have to be fireproof (though that would be awesome), but I've found in the past that...

In GEAR » Suggestions on gloves that can withstand heat?
September 27, 1:39pm

FS: Marmot Trailwind Hoody M/M
Aaron, have you put the windbreaker on your own scale to see how it measures up to its spec weight? I've had bad success so far with ultralight windbreakers for my wife and I... the Montbell an...

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Trailwind Hoody M/M
September 27, 1:32pm

Gram Weenie stoves
Kevin, Sorry to hear you're having to sell your gear. Hope you'll be getting back out sometime soon. If you don't get someone who wants to buy everything and are willing to part it ...

In Gear Swap » New Ultralight Equipment for Sale - Lightheart Gear Tent, Mountainsmith Pack, Mtn. Hardware Sleeping Bags, Thermarest and Katadyn ++
September 27, 12:12pm

Stoic Thrive
I agree that they look pretty dorky in the pics on the site. Look far better on. Fabric is incredibly thin and I'd call it a tech fabric -- think shell jacket material. Taped seams are used and...

In GEAR » Stoic Thrive: new favorite lightweight hiking shorts
September 26, 10:31pm

Stoic Thrive: new favorite lightweight hiking shorts
I recently picked up a pair of the Stoic Thrive shorts (Stoic is one of backcountry.com's house brands), and they are now my go-to hiking shorts. Weight for size M is 5.5oz on my scale, and the...

In GEAR » Stoic Thrive: new favorite lightweight hiking shorts
September 26, 1:07pm

Poncho tarp
I'm interested in your GoLite Poncho Tarp if it is still available. Please PM me -- I've been looking for one of these, but haven't liked the color on the ones I've found -- the gre...

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearpaw pyraNet 1 custom sil tent
September 23, 8:40pm

Trying to get lighter
I'd watch the geartrade here for framed packs that would meet your needs. As you've probably already observed, almost everyone here is gradually moving lighter, so that means that there are...

In Gear Lists » Trying to get lighter
September 23, 12:32pm

REI Outlet 50% off now
Prices are good, but not much there that would appeal to this crowd. Quarter Dome is definitely one of the best options -- great deal on a lightweight 2person, incredibly dependable tent. The price...

In Gear Deals » REI Outlet 50% off now
September 23, 12:08pm

Etowah Outfitters Ultralight Tarp
PM headed your way.

In Gear Swap » FS: Etowah Outfitters Ultralight Tarp, 8' x 10', Silnylon, Used -- $50
September 23, 9:42am

Vivo Barefoot shoes
I hate to say "it depends" but it does. They come with some very nice, thin insoles. I wear them without insoles; they're designed to work well both ways, depending on user preference...

In Gear Deals » Vivo Barefoot shoes -- starting at $55
September 13, 9:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Haynes

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Camp Xenon 4
New for spring/summer 2011, I was really excited about the Camp Xenon 4 poles. They looked like the best value/weight option on the market, so I was really excited to try them out. The 120cm poles spe...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 10:59am

Stoic LTWT Sleeping Pad - short
I recently picked up a pair of these when they were a good price (~$20/each); I usually use Z-Rests, but my wife prefers an inflatable mat, and these fit the bill for cost/weight/value. shape is nicel...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 06, 1:56pm

Big Agnes Pumphouse Multi-Use Dry Sack and Pad Pump
I agree with previous reviews that this bag only does one thing well -- put air in your sleeping pad. That said, I bring it along on most trips with friends, and it makes it easier for many people -- ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 09, 10:48am