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In Gear Swap » FS: Gear, part II
November 26, 12:16pm

I'm interested, but I can't seem to see it on the web site. I do see a 9x9 flat tarp that looks nice.

In GEAR » Best Snow Shedding Design
November 26, 11:10am

Money sent
Money sent

In Gear Swap » (unworn) Railrider's Adventure Top $40 shipped to your door
November 26, 11:05am

Which one.
"Steven - which model do you mean with Alpine light Regular?" I'm sorry, regular I believe. It seems to have more loft than the light and has the box stitching. Mine is a few ye...

In GEAR » MontBell Alpine Down Vest vs MontBell Alpine Light Down
November 26, 8:35am

Yes, down for belay
Yes, I agree, thick down is the best choice for belaying. And also the best choice for any period when you are having to stay in one place for very long. I was assuming for trail hiking when I w...

In GEAR » MontBell Alpine Down Vest vs MontBell Alpine Light Down
November 26, 8:21am

PHD is nice stuff. Ultra for light and warm in drier winter conditions and/or maybe the Sigma for long stretches of freezing rain or generally sloppy weather.

In GEAR » MontBell Alpine Down Vest vs MontBell Alpine Light Down
November 26, 7:34am

Alpine Light Vest
I have what I think is the Alpine light Regular. It is overkill for almost all of my backpacking needs. It is meant for really cold weather and even then you may be sweating a lot except at camp. ...

In GEAR » MontBell Alpine Down Vest vs MontBell Alpine Light Down
November 26, 5:52am

The smell
I find I can use synthetics without the stink as long as the layer touching my skin is natural fiber, silk or merino wool. You don't have to through away your synthetic stuff.

In GEAR » R2 getting a lot thinner?
November 26, 5:36am

In the US and probably everywhere
I remember doing a 3 day with a ULA Conduit, nothing external. A bunch of day hikers carrying day packs asked why I had such a big pack? I said, some people consider it a small pack for three d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm Having some Fun at ClubTread. Come join me.
November 25, 11:46am

I Agree
Yes, my observations as well.

In GEAR » Supposed condensation from shells
November 25, 10:36am

All Reader Reviews by Steven McAllister

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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Clothing
I wear both the shirt and the pants when sun and/or bugs are an issue. They are light, well ventilated and flexible. Mesh ventilated sleeves on the shirt protects arms from bug and sun. Loose fi...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
November 08, 5:25pm

Melanzana micro grid hoody
Grid fleece is more hydrophobic than standard fleece, but not quite as warm without a shell. Great for cool days. Put a wind shell over the top and you have a warm combination that breaths well and k...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
November 08, 4:53pm

Integral Designs Silcoat Cape
The biggest complaint that people seem to have about this cape is that it doesn't extend below the knees. I personally prefer this as it works better when hiking in rough terrain or when wearing ...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 08, 10:12am

Mountain Laurel Designs Monk Tarp Spinnaker
This makes a great summer or emergency ultralight shelter. Add a bivy and it could be used year round. I had problems with the durability of the spinnaker version. A couple tie-outs are starting to...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 10:00am

Six Moon Designs Serenity NetTent
Although most people use this combined with the Gatewood Cape, I have used it many times under an Oware Alphamid and I'm sure it would work great under many other pyramid shelters. It is lighter...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:50am

Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
Although it has grommets instead of tie-outs, the grommets are reinforced and can take abuse. It has mid-point tie-outs that help make it a more versatile shelter. A great step up from the stand...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:41am

Integral Designs Siltarp 2
A good all around tarp. It does not have any mid point tie-outs like Oware and others have. This limits your pitch options, but if all you use is an a-frame or flying diamond pich, this is perfe...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:28am

Oware Flat Tarp 2.5
You will not find a more flexible shelter. Square shape and multiple well placed tie-outs means more pitch options than most shelters. 9'x9' means big enough for a variety of conditions. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:23am

Gossamer Gear Spinshelter
The GG Spinnshelter has much of the flexibility of a flat tarp, but easier pitch in a storm-proof mode. It sheds wind well and is fairly roomy when pitched high. You may not be able to fully sit ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 25, 9:48am

Gatorade Bottle
On problem with sports drink(Gatorade) bottles is that the cap is made out of a different more brittle material. I have experienced the caps breaking many times from being dropped when full of water. ...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 18, 5:24am