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All Forum Posts by Michael Martin

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Re: Appealing Apparel (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
Hi Guys- @David> WM didn't have an XL for me to weigh, but I'd estimate the weight for that size to be in the 11 ounce range. @Mark> Yah, The new Vapor-Rise Lite would be near-p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Appealing Apparel (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 03, 9:47pm

Re: Specs for the Bloody Mary
Charles- You make excellent points. Hopefully Valandre's mention in this discussion will serve to inform readers about their bags. As I mentioned in my last post, Valandre' makes excel...

In Editor's Roundtable » Better Bags (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 03, 11:07am

Re: Bag sizes
Thanks, for the feedback, Edward. We'll try to include that info in the future. When BPL reviews a bag, we list specs in that level of detail, but at Outdoor Retailer, that information is f...

In Editor's Roundtable » Better Bags (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 03, 10:36am

Re: Where's Valandre'?
Hi Charles- I met with Valandre' during the show and saw their bag with the interchangeable draft collars. It was a very interesting concept where you could zip in a 3-season or 4 season co...

In Editor's Roundtable » Better Bags (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 03, 10:34am

Re: Sil-nylon stuff sacks as VB socks?
Works Great for sleeping/camp use. Just put the sack on bare skin and put a thick sock over the top. If you're squeamish about the silnylon on your skin or you want to try it while hiking, yo...

In Multiple Use Gear » Sil-nylon stuff sacks as VB socks?
September 02, 11:43am

Re: stale news
Hi Guys- To those who've stated that they are disappointed with the coverage (as opposed to the publishing schedule) of our OR articles, I'd like to know specifically what you thought ab...

In Editor's Roundtable » Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008
August 30, 3:40pm

Re: Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008
Bill- 1. No, I hold BPL readers, especially yourself, in very high esteem. 2. Maybe I'm just overly sensitive tonight, but I take the tone of your last post personally. FWIW, the schedule...

In Editor's Roundtable » Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008
August 29, 10:15pm

Re: Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008
Hi Mark- Yes, more is coming. The articles are more in-depth this time, so they're being published over a longer period. Cheers, -Mike

In Editor's Roundtable » Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008
August 29, 9:45pm

Re: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
Hi Michael- After looking first hand at the construction of the NeoAir, I think their claimed R-Value of R2.5 is entirely reasonable. Still, this is a 3-season pad. The Exped down mats are in ...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
August 17, 11:11am

Re: Plush Pads (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
Hi Barry- Sorry, no info on the rolled size. But the specs from Thermarest show 1" thickness and an R-Value of R-2.2. Cheers, -Mike

In Editor's Roundtable » Plush Pads (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 15, 12:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm