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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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"Best" 70 L
I'm no expert, but I've heard that many climbers are crazy... I mean crazy about packs from Cilo Gear. However, some of their non-woven dyneema packs cost in the neighborhood of $750, a ve...

In GEAR » Best 70L pack for Climbing / Hiking
March 21, 8:46pm

Cuben anecdotal evidence
FWIW, here is a bit of anecdotal evidence from an online reviewer: “I can say for sure that the [Cuben-fiber Rocket Tent] is dry. The fabric is waterproof. It rained, and occasionally snowed b...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 20, 8:24pm

Roger Caffin: help?
Roger, if people have talked about this, sorry, but what's this about: "The new Sol stoves from JetBoil use a built-in regulator that overcomes sub-freezing pressure problems so you can go...

In GEAR » Roger Caffin: help?
March 20, 6:33pm

BC frankenboot
You can buy carbon-fiber rando racing boots lighter than that, but unless you are a professional racer with big-time sponsors, young skiers can't afford the several thousands of dollars. If yo...

In Winter Hiking » BC frankenboot
March 17, 7:51pm

Stomach pouch
Re: "Robert-- I'm still trying to get the stomach pouch figured out. A backpack was nice except that the shoulder straps were irritating. My strategy this year is a two-ply basketball jers...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 17, 7:08pm

Eating spoilable food
“He was down to one slice of orange, a few cashews and an ounce of water. The sandwich and tea had turned rancid.” (Cicotello, 57, was stranded on a ledge in No Man's Canyon, in the rugged...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Eating spoilable food
March 17, 6:05pm

Fast and Light...
Re: “My biggest breakthrough was realizing that I can stay warm by moving, and that I can move all day and night if needed.” Even with a broken leg? Even in dense fog? Even after you’ve be...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 15, 11:26pm

Fast and Light...
Fascinating report! Personally, I would have brought an extra pair of boot liners, so I could dry one inside my clothes while skiing with the other pair, but I am certainly no expert. I would also...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 15, 7:10pm

Not 4 seasons
So true. Actually, it is only a 4th season tent, i.e., winter, or the altitude-generated winter of high mountains.

In GEAR » 620 g 4-season tent
March 07, 11:39pm

620 g 4-season tent
For What It’s Worth: (I have no affiliation with the following): The Cuben fiber (metallic coated CTF-3) Rocket Tent by Brooks-Range Mountaineering is billed as able to handle all four seasons, w...

In GEAR » 620 g 4-season tent
March 07, 6:40pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm