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Ibex Indie
My Men's Small Ibex Indie hoody weighs 255g (9oz) and is amazing. It's a great fitted baselayer for my 5'10", 150lb frame and I purchased it this late summer for ~$70. It is thic...

In GEAR » Wool hoodies
October 08, 6:01pm

First look at MontBellB Frostline!
I just stopped by my favorite local gear shop, ProLite Gear and got to check out the new MontBell Frostline Parka. It looks like it'll be the closest competition to the Rab Neutrino Plus thus ...

In GEAR » First look at MontBellB Frostline!
October 08, 4:27pm

Re:Re: crampons 10 pt vs. 12 pt
@Roger - always the dissenting voice, eh? ; ) I personally climbed Shasta this late summer in under 12 hours round trip via Avy Gulch w/ Inov8 390's and Kahtoola Microspikes (8 tiny points)....

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner advice - Socal mtns in winter and Whitney
October 07, 9:25pm

coping -nice one Dave!
Always a pleasure. Gongrats and much props to all of your endeavors!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking as coping skill
October 07, 9:06pm

PM sent on EB Large/Tall
I'll take it if still available

In Gear Swap » BPL, MLD, GG, SMD, Montbell, Oware, Etc.
October 03, 4:06pm

PM sent on EB Large/Tall
PM sent

In Gear Swap » WTB DOWN JACKET/SWEATER
September 29, 9:57pm

re:price
$60 FWIW And with a few clicks you could ascertain this quite easily. The prior posts are doing everyone a favor, as these SAC sales are only up for 20min or so. One can take the *short* tim...

In Gear Deals » SteriPEN Adventurer at SAC
September 28, 10:59pm

neo + closed cell
Had my neo short w/ GG 3/8" on top down to the low teens (FÂș) last winter on snow. All was well. My lady had the same setup but w/ a neo med and sleeps colder than me - she had no complaint...

In GEAR » neo + closed cell or insulated mat?
September 27, 7:19pm

WTB: EB Downlight MED or MED LONG NWT
Anyone? You know this coat is too heavy for you and you really want the MB Exlight : )

In Gear Swap » WTB: Medium EB Downlight Sweater NWT
September 27, 11:25am

ReReRe Windpro
Thanks James - I thought it was somewhere here on BPL. I'll look that one over carefully

In GEAR » Finalizing other winter gear - feedback appreciated
September 24, 3:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Nicholas Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm