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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me bookseller. nordic skier. backpacker.

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Most comfortable lightweight pack?"
I use a Luxury Lite frame with a Gossamer Gear bag attached, instead of the cylinders that come with that frame. This gives terrific load transfer off of my shoulders to a very comfortable hip belt...

In GEAR » Most comfortable lightweight pack?
December 08, 1:25pm

RAB - what's the general consensus?"
Love my Rab Demand. And I'll give a shout out to Rab Latok Event gloves. I'm not sure why these aren't more widely appreciated. But I'll stipulate that my winter activities are pret...

In GEAR » RAB - what's the general consensus?
December 03, 7:27pm

"Clothing System Help"
"IMHO, a light colored windshirt is a very good sun screen." O.K. hold a Houdini up to the sun. Now hold a polyester spf 30 or above shirt up to the sun. There's a big difference. ...

In GEAR » Clothing System Help
December 03, 7:10pm

"Clothing System Help"
Shirts provide sun protection. A Houdini, not so much...well, none. Also, mosquitoes can't bite through my spf 40 nylon shirt. They can't bite through a Houdini either, but I wouldn't w...

In GEAR » Clothing System Help
December 03, 1:52pm

"Short Report: Fly Creek UL1 Platinum"
I've also found the Fly Creel ul1 to be very storm worthy. I haven't used the Platinum. As far as mesh showing beneath the fly...the ul1 has fabric, not mesh, about half way up on the inner...

In GEAR » Short Report: Fly Creek UL1 Platinum
December 03, 10:09am

"Personal packable porta potty. (PPPP) Pack it out."
Yes, in heavily used areas, ya gotta pack it out. The climbers' route on Mt. Rainier, for example. Otherwise, when the ranger tells me to pack out all my poop and tp during a 5 or 6 day hike in...

In GEAR » Personal packable porta potty. (PPPP) Pack it out.
December 01, 10:38am

"CPAP for backpacking?"
This is so new that it hasn't even been released yet. cpap machine that weighs 10 ounces (!)--no humidifier though. You get one night with the battery. But they say that you can bring along mor...

In GEAR » CPAP for backpacking?
November 20, 10:28am

"Pad on top or bottom!"
All right fine it doesn't warm me up. But my downmat is a far sight warmer than other inflatables that I've used. But I doubt that it would be if I had a blue mat on top of it. It seems tha...

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 19, 4:24pm

"Pad on top or bottom!"
Except that, with my old Exped downmat, using a thinsulite underneath, the pad would actually warm ME up--I would often unzip my bag and use it like a quilt, with the downmat staying warm underneat...

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 19, 1:31pm

"Pad on top or bottom!"
Over the years (!) I've read enough commentary on this topic by knowledgeable people to assume that the pad on top is the warmest way to go. But I still would like to know: don't you end up...

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 19, 10:37am

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm