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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
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How about Tyvek?
You could also check out the Tyvek pants from US Plastics. The XL size I use weigh less than 3oz per pair. They're not stylish, and they're not bulletproof, but they work just fine for most...

In GEAR » Once and For all... Best Rain Pants under 7 oz?
November 29, 5:51pm

Mirage 1P headroom
Your review is great but doesn't note the 1P's headroom. What is the max interior height? Edit: FYI, on the Big Sky website the 1P headroom height is listed as 41 inches.

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Mirage 1P Tent Review
November 17, 10:10am

Holubar bag
I have and still occasionally use a Holubar down summer bag that I purchased in the mid 1970's. Holubar was so far ahead of their time, and their quality was exceptional.

November 15, 6:12pm

Coming in March 2011
I'm looking forward to trying the Exped Synmat UL pad, which an Exped rep said will be introduced in March. Oh - and the Riksak? I got mine about 2 weeks ago and it's going to be a nice,...

In GEAR » Which New Gear are You Looking Forward to Trying?
November 01, 10:40am

Wife's first backpacking trip
Years ago, when I took my new wife backpacking for the first time I did much the same level of shared planning that other posters here are advocating, but I failed to account for one important thin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
October 22, 10:52pm

Washington hikes
So many choices... The PCT north of Hwy 2 (Stevens Pass) is very nice, and I've done a couple of trips in the Sawtooth Wilderness area just east of Lake Chelan that were exceptionally good. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Washington State, best long hike?
October 13, 9:46pm

Me too
The heaviest backpack weight I ever carried was 63 pounds, into the Wind Rivers (I think it was 1979) for what was supposed to be a two week north-to-south traverse. My friend was carrying 64 pound...

In GEAR » Light weight gear What a laugh!!! NOT!!!
October 01, 2:57pm

Exped Synmat UL availability
I received this response from Exped today regarding when they'll be introducing their new Synmat UL pad: We will be delivering the SynMat UL in early March of 2011. Sigh - only 6 more mon...

In GEAR » Looking for a comfy, sub 16 oz sleeping pad for 20 degrees
September 20, 6:01pm

PCT hike
Go. You'll enjoy the trip (it's beautiful country) and if you decide you want the security of hiking with others, rest assured there will be other hikers on that stretch of trail you may be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I am going solo but?
September 01, 12:05pm

Exped Synmat
Nice. I like the slightly larger outer tubes, and the weight too. Any idea if its for sale yet?

In GEAR » Looking for a comfy, sub 16 oz sleeping pad for 20 degrees
July 21, 1:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am