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Re: Rail Riders Versatac Pants - mid or light?
I've got both, and I'd second the suggestion for wearing something like light softshell pants for hiking. Not dissing the Versatec pants, by the way, they're my normal pants of choice ...

In GEAR » Rail Riders Versatac Pants - mid or light?
August 27, 9:39am

Re: Re: Is non-waterproof footwear really better?
"I'll chime in that from winter through meltoff (whenever that is for a given year) I really like GT/WPB uppers. They do fend off snow and water and in cold and cool temperatures, do allow...

In GEAR » Is non-waterproof footwear really better?
July 20, 4:55am

Re: Re: Ridgerest Solar
"The normal RR is 1.5cm thick with a quoted R of 2.6. The RR Solar is 2cm thick with a quoted R of 3.5. If we assume the reflective coating does nothing, what would we expect the R value o...

In GEAR » Thermarest Ridge Rest SOLAR
July 19, 6:17am

Re: How should a Jam fit?
I've generally had better luck going with the larger size with Golite packs.

In GEAR » How should a Jam fit?
July 18, 2:34pm

Re: bug netting
"i'm vascillating on the bug netting. i only need it from mid-May to mid-Sept here. i think it would be nice if i had a bug net coccoon to slip over it, and then i would be in total open a...

In GEAR » I want to try out hammocking....
July 16, 6:50pm

Re: I want to try out hammocking....
"without dropping major cash on a hammock for myself and my son. Are these hammocks any good?" Haven't seen that particular hammock, but my first question is whether you'd need...

In GEAR » I want to try out hammocking....
July 16, 1:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Is non-waterproof footwear really better?
""All in all, GTX causes more problems than it solves." Agreed nick. What do you do when you come across water deeper than your goretex? Now you're tiptoeing around, changi...

In GEAR » Is non-waterproof footwear really better?
July 16, 1:35pm

Re: down issues
"However, it is somewhat trickier to protect a down bag from internal moisture due to wet clothing or perspiration/respiration. This can be an issue in areas where the temperature never rises ...

In GEAR » Wet Down vs. Synthetic Fill
July 13, 7:31am

Re: RE: "Map software and GPS advice needed"
"Hey guys, I must've gotten a lemon. I had a PN-40 and it just quit on me on the 29th day of using it. I mean it just died and I couldn't revive it, so I returned it to REI." ...

In GEAR » Map software and GPS advice needed
June 08, 6:38am

Re: PANTS??
I've had very good luck with MontBell's soft shell pants. I use the lighter version for three season hiking and the heavier ones in the winter. If you want something on your legs that, ...

In GEAR » PANTS??
May 23, 6:53am

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm