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Re: GoLite XTComp or MTN Gecko?
Golite Footwear still seems to be rather unknown on BPL even though their shoes are certainly UL by any measure. Made in the USA too. Personally, I would chose the full rubber rand on the MTN Gecko...

In GEAR » GoLite XTComp or MTN Gecko?
May 15, 7:48pm

Re: Senz
The "gotcha" with the Senz design and its kin is that it acts like a wind vane and wants to turn into the wind. Fine if you are walking into the wind but a struggle in cross winds and win...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 15, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Jiva Coffee Cubes
I believe the CEO of Starbucks is on record that his business didn't take off until they started selling "milk shake" coffee flavored drinks like the Crappachino.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jiva Coffee Cubes
May 14, 9:19pm

Re: SmarTube vs Convertube...
I use the Platypus Drink Tube Kit with a 1L Platy bottle carried on the top of my Kumo pack under the OTT lid. Keeps the tube length short and pack balanced as the bottle empties. Don't think t...

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 14, 8:06am

Re: Re: Zpacks trekking pole holders
Mark, I always have a hard time securing the poles in the bottom loop on the Exos pole carrier, especially when I have the pocket jammed full or using snow baskets on my poles. And the top loop see...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 09, 7:26pm

Re: samurai style
Yep. It's only for temporary stash when scrambling or I need them out of the way. For long term storage I attach them to the pack or stuff them in a pocket.

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 09, 6:32pm

Re: Zpacks trekking pole holders
I always found my Exos pole holders to be finicky in use, getting tangled up and such. Now when I need to temporarily stash my poles I just do it "samurai" style across my back underneath...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 09, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Astrophotagraphy equipment recommendations
The astro imagin forums on will be your best source of info on the latest gear.

In Photography » Astrophotagraphy equipment recommendations
May 08, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Adventure Medical Kits SOL Escape Bivvy
Hmm, I'd say it is about as insulative as a cotton sheet at body contact points, breathes like wax paper, will wet thru on body contact points, and is kinda expensive compared to a $2 Mylar &qu...

In GEAR » The SOL Escape Bivvy
May 07, 8:13am

Re: Re: Montbell Alpine Down Parka (not "Light") & new Montbell stuff
I am skeptical of Montbell's ultra high Fill Power ratings as the down/feather content seems off compared to others. Montbell seems stuck at 90/10 ratio for 800FP, 900FP, and 1000FP while some ...

In GEAR » Montbell Alpine Down Parka (not "Light") & new Montbell stuff
April 30, 5:31pm

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