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Re: Re: Re: Original NeoAir...
>> What upsets me about the "X" pads though is that they are literally cutting corners to save weight, although I know that not everyone will share this preference. Me though, I lik...

In GEAR » NeoAir XLite - Aluminized Baffles Wearing Off ?!?
April 30, 5:53pm

Re: performance between single and double walled shelters
This is a great article discussing this very subject: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/single_wall_shelters_condensation_factors_tips.html

In GEAR » performance between single and double walled shelters
April 16, 2:22pm

Re: UL sleeping for two
I would definitely look into the Spoonbill. It is a more advanced version of a Penguin matched with a Penguin groundsheet (http://www.featheredfriends.com/Picasso/Bed.Acc/Groundsheets.html). My wif...

In GEAR » UL premarital counseling (sleep system for two)
April 09, 2:41pm

Re: Spring skirafting case study/gear dissection
Excellent. Thanks for the gear focused report. I had fun reading about the adventure, and I'm happy to read a gear focused description. I am very curious about the boots. I have recently tri...

In GEAR » Spring skirafting case study/gear dissection
April 09, 12:54pm

Re: Review, Six Moon Designs "Skyscape X"
Great review John. I bought mine last fall, but haven't had a chance to use it yet (I do all my backpacking in the summer). I feel the same way you do; it could use a bigger bathtub floor. Not ...

In GEAR » Review, Six Moon Designs "Skyscape X"
April 03, 10:37pm

Re: Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt
Great writing. Nice change of pace for this site.

In Editor's Roundtable » Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt
March 28, 11:25am

Re: It happened...the dreaded flat pad at 2AM (Exped SynMat UL7)
Like others, I put a thinlight pad underneath an inflatable (in my case, a NeoAir). It provides a little bit of extra warmth and comfort along with a little bit of protection. If the inflatable doe...

In GEAR » It happened...the dreaded flat pad at 2AM (Exped SynMat UL7)
March 26, 2:16pm

Re: Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
Great review, but it is a bit disappointing that no Propore or breathable Cuben jackets were reviewed. I know Propore is extremely fragile and Cuben is extremely expensive, but I would like to know...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
March 21, 12:45pm

Re: Re: Re: kinda picky questions on sleeping socks
Last year, I did a few hikes in the spring and early summer that included snow travel. This meant that my feet got wet. For those trips, I took two pairs of hiking socks and an extra pair of fleece...

In GEAR » kinda picky question on sleeping socks
March 06, 5:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Using a tarp with a small "dugout" in snow?
OK, so I found the magazine. It is the latest issue (Jan/Feb 2012, Volume 31.3) of Cross Country Skier. The article is titled "Down in the trenches... snow trenches, that is!" by Ron Watt...

In Winter Hiking » Using a tarp with a small "dugout" in snow?
March 02, 8:39am

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm