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Is the padding on the shoulder straps and hip belt any cushier on the VT than on the Circuit ? Are the shoulder strap and hip belt widths about the same between the 2 packs ? Is the backpanel pad...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
November 28, 9:46am

Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
I'm looking for the lightest pack capable of "comfortably" carrying 4 liters of water along with lightweight gear (Tarptent Cloudburst, 32 degree synthetic bag, full length Thermarest...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
November 28, 7:28am

Dessert Pack
Will the Granite Gear Vapor Trail or similar packs from ULA (Circuit), or Gossamer Gear (Mariposa Plus) "comfortably" carry 4-6 Liters of water along with lightweight gear (ie: main gear ...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Gear Questions
November 27, 7:29pm

Grand Canyon Gear Questions
I'm planning a mid-May trip from the North Rim, across the corridor (with some side canyon exploration), along Tanto plateau, and up hermits trail to the South Rim. I have 3 questions... ...

In GEAR » Grand Canyon Gear Questions
November 24, 6:22pm

Achohol usage
You might also want to budget a little to pour into a primer pan and to be used up by the stove before it blooms (blooms take longer in the cold). We had a cat can stove and penny stove out thi...

In GEAR » Newbie Question?
November 22, 7:05pm

I typically carry a full 1/2 liter "Deer Park" water bottle, per 6 hours of hiking. If it's over 80 degrees, I carry 2. In most cases, I usually have a tiny bit left when I make camp....

In GEAR » Including the weight of water
November 22, 6:53pm

Pack for 35-45#s
I have an older Kelty external frame pack that weighs 3 lbs 5 oz and carries 35-45#s like a dream on most trails, and works OK for skiing (pack the weight lower inside though). If you have a reall...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
November 22, 6:38pm

I spent 15 years backpacking in the dacks. I used a Sierra designs meteor light and a SD lightning. I think any tent from Big Agnes, MSR, or REI priced around $250 or more will keep you dry in th...

In GEAR » Best tent for rain
November 17, 3:40pm

Thanks for the advice everyone. The pics and commentary in Burn thread from May is particularily good - thanks Mike !

In GEAR » Pack Comparisons
November 14, 12:08pm

Anyone with pics or advice ?

In GEAR » Pack Comparisons
November 13, 5:22am

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm