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robert v (mtnbob123) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Upstate South Carolina
About Me Father, Backpacker, Canoeist, Special Ed Teacher
--Starting to explore the ultralight philosophy as I get older just so I can keep up with my sons on the trail!!!
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How about a SMD Vamp Tarp with perimeter no-see-um mesh? That is a NeoAir 25x77 and a 20x48 old thermarest inside. Very light setup with polycro floor, and solid as a rock in weather.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Six Moon Designs Haven
March 16, 7:14am

Lightheart Gear Tent
I can only comment on rain. They are bombproof!!! They need to be seam sealed before use. Lightheart Gear will do it for an extra $30. I did mine myself. I had been in some serious all day rain and...

In GEAR » Best ultralight 2 person tent for appalacian trail?
March 05, 3:06am

2nd on the Caldera Cone
If the first doesn't work out :)

In Gear Swap » FS: Osprey, Golite, Caldera Cone, Timberline filter, Thermarest, TNF
March 04, 9:58pm

Lightheart Gear Solo or Solong 6
Both are sold as one person tents but the Solong especially will easily fit two friendly people. You look far thinner than me, and my girlfriend and I both fit with no problem. Also the sides roll ...

In GEAR » Best ultralight 2 person tent for appalacian trail?
March 04, 9:56pm

+1 on the Revelation X Quilt from Enlightened Equipment
I have one and it is top notch!!

In Gear Swap » WTD: 3 Season down Quilt
February 21, 3:59pm

Lightheart gear Solong 6
Specifically the Lightheart Gear Solong 6 if you are over 6'1" or are using thick sleeping pads or a thick winter bag. Tons of room for 1 and fits two average size people easily.

In GEAR » Tarptent Options - 1P - Opinions wanted
February 19, 1:02pm

big agnes airview
How much do you think the clearview would weigh for shipping? Is it mummy or rectangular? Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS, Air mats from Survey, Australia
February 18, 2:03pm

Covering head in a down quilt.
I'm sure you already know this, but the water vapor in your breath will dampen the down and reduce it's effectiveness. You would be far better to use a down hat or hood and snug the quilt d...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment down quilt from $165
February 18, 1:30pm

A Steal at These Prices!!!
I love my Rev X Quilt!!! I bought one before Christmas and couldn't be happier!! The workmanship and loft are amazing. The 6'6"wide half taper even fits my big self. Packs down to next...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment down quilt from $165
February 18, 11:57am

Seams
ok thank you

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks cuben tarp 7x9 $190 4.3 oz.
February 08, 11:34pm

All Reader Reviews by robert v

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LightHeartGear Solong6 Cuben
Very nice tent, especially with the awning! Excellent reinforcement in wear areas. Sets up tight and the material lets in just the right amount of sunlight so that it is never gloomy inside, but still...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 27, 3:46am

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I have ordered several times from Lawson. For some reason, something seems to get screwed up about every other order. I have eventually received everything, but it has taken several emails on several ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 29, 10:14pm

Enlightened Equipment Revelation X
Love this Quilt! It is Huge(2.5"baffle, Wide and Long model- overstuffed ) but weighs very little(28oz in stuffsack). Very warm when cinched up tight, but still useable as a lightweight quilt in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 01, 11:35am

Lightheart Gear Tents Solong 6 Cuben Fiber with Awning
Large 1 person tent. Two friendly people can easily fit in this tent. It is very long, a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
January 29, 7:09pm

Lightheart Gear
I have bought two Solong 6 tents from Judy and Mark at Lightheart Gear. I have one made of Sil-Nylon and one made of Cuben fiber. They have always been more than patient with me as I asked a thousand ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 29, 6:13pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I returned a 12 year old Golite breeze pack and was told that they would replace it with a brand new Peak pack. It is on its way!!!!

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 06, 6:05am