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Meds for altitude
I admit to being a yellow-bellied coward, but I prefer meds that have passed the FDA formal clinical trials, phase I, II, and III, with subsequent FDA approval. My wimpish attitude is that anythin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » homeopathic "meds" for altitude
March 03, 4:17pm

Saving bag weight
Re: “As to jackets and bags, I think any sleep system should … use the lightest possible sleeping bag; otherwise, you are just carrying more insulation and not utilizing it fully.” Questi...

In GEAR » Using sleeping bag as camp jacket to save weight?
March 03, 4:00pm

Double boots
I'm no expert, but re: "they act like a vapor barrier so you won't need a pair of them and i'd (so does the manufacturer) recommend wearing them with a very thin sock, not a mounta...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » lightweight double boots?
February 23, 7:35pm

Boiled wool mitts
Re: "If I was going to use leather mitten shells I'd use my Dachstein boiled wool mittens as liners." Good luck holding on to an ice axe with that combo. Sadly, I am old enough to o...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Chopper mittens
February 17, 8:35pm

I haven't been there, but when planning hikes, do we have to avoid drug growers, and / or native Hawaiians that don't like Mainlanders?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Oahu hiking ideas
February 13, 6:10pm

Breezy on Mt Rainer
The people on have noticed that Camp Muir on Mt. Rainer is a bit breezy today: “Gusting to 152 but averaging 128 mph, incredible. And still going up.” “A cate...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Breezy on Mt Rainer
February 13, 5:53pm

"Tech" bindings
I'm looking at a pair of Scarpa Spirit 3, Dynafit-compatible ski boots as I type (well, between typing). There are two grooves in the heel, which spread out into a "T" shape. The Dy...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter ISPO 2011: Day 4 - Technical Treats
February 10, 7:40pm

Yuppy Me
Re: ISPO 2011: “Danny is wearing the Belite Jacket filled with Eider duck down. This insulation reportedly costs from 3,680 - 11,000 € (US $4,999 - $14,944) per kilo. The feathers are collect...

In GEAR » Yuppy Me
February 07, 4:43pm

Partly Cuben
For What It’s Worth: note the length of the “Long:” 6 feet, which is long enough to cinch around the neck, so it’s not exactly a “Half Bag” or “Elephant’s Foot.” Vireo 25°-45...

In GEAR » I know we decided gear sucks and all, but check this out: Cuben Infused Cyanocitta.
February 01, 10:19am

Down in the PNW
[RAB HAS 2 Event “shelters” tall enough that you can sit up inside]: [TENT 1]: Summit Mountain Bivi: Single skin, 2 person mountaineering shelter with increased headroom Weight:2000g/71oz (...

In GEAR » Down in the PNW
January 27, 12:29am

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