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Conventional top-mount fuel efficiency
Article says: > A conventional top-mount stove is simply not as fuel efficient as an integrated stove I understand this is all quite complicated as the variables are many but I must say I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Overview and Performance Evaluation
September 26, 4:04pm

Depends on each one's backpacking
I was intrigued by the potential difference between thru-hiking and backpacking according to the article until I realised that for me it's the same thing :) If anything, a thru-hike demands ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking versus Thru-hiking
September 21, 11:04am

Superb thru-hiking pack
The Virga has been my pack of choice for years for thru-hikes. I love this pack in almost all aspects and it fits (in the wide sense of the word) me perfectly for the long trips. The one thing I wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Granite Gear Virga Review
August 11, 8:51am

Air-only pads
I have no direct experience with inflatable pads as I use CCF but I had to help a friend in search of an inflatable replacement and I'm inclined to recommend one of these air-only pads. I have ...

In GEAR » Air-only pads
August 09, 3:19pm

Light fleece works for UL backpacking
A thin fleece top is super useful: fleece is great insulation while active and a simple top is not heavy: in 100 wt polartec or similarly thin fleece, pullover style and with no frills, it should w...

In GEAR » Lightest fleece top?
July 18, 9:18am

Re: Microporous PU membranes
thanks a lot for the info. I suppose the thickness of the PU layer, either coated or laminated, will be a major factor in its durability, is that right?

In GEAR » Microporous PU membranes
December 23, 10:33am

Microporous PU membranes
that's my guess for coatings but it's only a guess so it's good to hear it's also someone else's :) Then, there's membranes where "membrane" supposedly means a ...

In GEAR » Microporous PU membranes
December 23, 8:43am

Microporous PU membranes
I wanna give this question another chance at the top of the list, I'm really interested. Anyone?

In GEAR » Microporous PU membranes
December 23, 6:21am

Microporous PU membranes
Common BPL wisdom talks about ePTFE membranes being typically microporous and PU membranes being monolithic, these being the two basic options for actual, commercially used membrane systems. Meanwh...

In GEAR » Microporous PU membranes
December 21, 6:12am

Re: Re: warmlite pitch
Olivier, It's widely talked about how tricky it can get to pitch a shelter in Iceland and some seasoned hikers recommend a free standing one if only to ease the task a bit. How did you find ...

In GEAR » Warmlite vs ultralite wind video - compare/contrast
November 11, 4:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Golite Hex 3
Not a full review but just a small addition on what's already been said regarding winter use. While skis make for wonderful stakes on deep snow, unfortunately the tie out loops at the end of the 6 mai...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 7:47am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I was torn between Ghost and Alpinist before ordering and eventually ordered something in between, quite like the former X from BMW. It has the loft of the Ghost with the dimensions of the Alpinist an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 05, 11:08am