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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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All Forum Posts by Diane Pinkers

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Altra Lone Peaks on the coast
I wore my Altra Lone Peaks while hiking the northern Washington coast this week-end. I really liked hiking in them, and was surprised at how dry they felt quickly, even in wet, humid conditions. ...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
May 26, 10:25am

rain skirt
I tried it out this week-end on a hike on the Olympic coast, and I'm pretty sold. It may not have been the best choice of kit for the hike, but the skirt did great. The rain wasn't ever p...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 26, 9:50am

sil-nylon vs cuben
To be truthful, I didn't give it much thought. I wander Z-packs site regularly, and have more than one piece of their kit. The design is well-thought out, enabling it to be used as more than ...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 19, 9:45am

melting cut ends of cord
Somewhere on here I read a thread regarding ideas on how to melt the cut ends of cord without getting big blobs on the end. I've done a search and a custom Google search, and can't find the...

In Make Your Own Gear » melting cut ends of cord
May 18, 8:41pm

So I'm a complete idiot, and a totally useless excuse for a human being. I shall slink off now and trouble you good people no more. Delmar, your on you're own.

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 7:54pm

See, that's what I mean
A hastily written post on a forum, without proof-reading! That's why I don't write a blog, Doug! Walk away, come back and read your post, correct it, then hit Send.

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 6:50pm

Possibly trying the skirt out first thing in a quiet house wasn't the best idea. Rain pants make that "sshh-sshh" sound as one walks, this may not be any worse, just a different freq...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 18, 6:38pm

Thank you Delmar
I for one appreciate the attempt to point out incorrect English usage. The use of spellchecker programs and now auto-fill on cell phones has made people very lazy about their writing. I like to r...

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 4:10pm

zpacks rain skirt
I've just purchased a rain skirt from Zpacks--cuben fiber. I haven't had a chance to hike with it yet, but trying it on in the house makes me wonder--does the potato chip bag sound moderat...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 18, 4:03pm

gear repair in Seattle
Rather far for you, but probably could do it, they've got lots of technical skill at repairs. The worst problem I can think of is that there might not be enough fabric for a ...

In GEAR » Add pit-zips to jacket
May 11, 5:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am