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Re: Re: Re: I want this filter?
Keith, What I appreciate about this article is that the author provides a thorough synopsis of what it is and the technology behind it. I'm not reading this as a sales pitch nor is he tryin...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 10:12am

Re: 1.0 vs .74
"Well...the duplex has a 1oz sq/ft floor....greg was using a .74 oz floor...so there is that difference." True. It may be fine but we'll know more/better in a few years to see if ...

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
September 29, 9:10am

Re: Re: Acceptable down bag weight?
Kelty Cosmic Down +4* weighs per REI 3 lbs 15 oz (size long) and is $199 at REI. http://www.rei.com/product/882217/kelty-cosmic-down-4-sleeping-bag-long-2014-closeout#specsTab Kelty Cosmic (s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acceptable down bag weight?
September 29, 9:04am

Re: I want this filter?
"you can't tell when the rapid pure is no longer effective. it's useless." Same could be said for the Sawyer if it's exposed to sub freezing temperatures. The issue wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 8:35am

Re: Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
At 6'3" I find the Twin to be palatial when hiking solo with plenty of room to lay out my gear. I think the Duplex is a nice looking design but my largest concern is that the floor is cub...

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
September 29, 8:25am

Re: Free climbing in Italy
Those are amazing creatures! Edit My avatar agrees.

In Chaff » Free climbing in Italy
September 29, 8:14am

Cotton and other golden elephants of backpacking
I think wool and synthetic clothing is great. I think cotton is fine if you wear it with the right blend. Again. I can't speak for the ACUs but the summer weight BDUs are 50/50 nylon/cot...

In GEAR » poly/cotton blend fabric: OK performance after getting wet?
September 27, 9:16am

Re: PNW gear list
"thinking i may swap the mid layer for a windshirt, any input here?" That's what I've done. I don't bring it on every trip but my Arcteryx Squamish is: 1. The same weig...

In Gear Lists » PNW gear list
September 26, 5:51pm

Re: The problem
" the USFS excepted journalists on "breaking news" according to news sources but what is breaking news?" It sounds like they really don't have their ducks in a row with t...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: yes, indeed.
I have a pair of Terramar's silk weight baselayer and have been happy with them even though they are not the lightest option out there. I think they are a great value for the money. I'...

In GEAR » Terramar Geo Fleece
September 26, 1:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm