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Re: Fabric breakdown
Ordered mine last night! Decided for the 100 wt fleece and yellow momentum 90 fabric without the elastic loops. Thanks for all your help and looking forward to using it on the trail. Tony

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 07, 12:22pm

Re: Fabric breakdown
Ian, Do you notice much of a difference between the black 100 weight fleece and the monkey fleece? I am a cold sleeper and I am leaning towards the black 100 weight fleece, but the monkeys ar...

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 05, 10:55am

Re: Fabric breakdown
Wallace, Thanks for the great breakdown and fast reply! Great and clear explanations, which I need as a simpleton. Question that came up: Any special instructions for washing & drying?...

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 04, 9:45pm

Re: Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
Wallace, Great idea/solution to a problem that I had not thought about solving! Question for you, as I am a little confused: Options for the top is either 100 or 200 weight fleece. Howe...

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 04, 7:54pm

Re: New Sawyer mini: Gravity filtration vs. squeeze concept
Brian, Sorry that I missed your posting and was delayed in getting back to you. Regarding the Jetflow and Nalgene canteen.....I tried to use a type of telfon "string" that is used f...

In GEAR » New Sawyer mini: Gravity filtration vs. squeeze concept
April 01, 1:15am

Re: Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
Glad to see this article and I would really welcome to have some future article touch on the basics of bushcraft. Survival skills are good and if there should be a situation where gear is lost o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 2:34pm

Re: Hanging a backpack for storage
I don't think that you will have any problems with hanging them as long as they are either empty or have low weight in them. I have a number of small day pack on the back of a closet door on...

In GEAR » Hanging a backpack for storage
March 24, 8:56pm

+1 On the Snow Stake That is what I have used in the Sierras....plenty strong, light, and cheap. Duel use, but I have never needed to use it as a tent stake. Thick and sturdy stick might d...

In GEAR » Potty Trowel.... What?
March 20, 10:42pm

Re: GGG/SoCal
Don, With good weather on your side, I am pretty sure you are going to have a great turn out. Yeah, there will be people who sign up who won't be able to make it due to something last min...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 19, 1:40pm

Don, Wow! Fantastic turn out you have anticipated for your SoCal GGG! Beats the 14-16 we had at our 1st one and you have manufactures coming out to share in the fun! Looking forward to ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 17, 1:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm