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black jax
"Only on BPL do you have people argue about whether a black jacket is warmer than a white one.." My comment was not based on what I think would happen. It was based on what has happene...

In GEAR » ZPacks Rain Jacket updated to ZPacks Challenge Rain Jacket
July 05, 8:57pm

cold feet
Sleeping with the day's hiking sox on very often led to cold feet. Seems the moisture in the sox that comes from sweat, humidity and water in the shoes is an excellent conductor of heat - away...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper gets FROZEN toes at night looking for UL but warm socks
July 05, 8:41pm

Apex summer quilt
Great thread! Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Summer Quilt: 2.5oz Apex
July 02, 6:30pm

new Zpax rain jack
The allusion was to Richard's moisture vapor transmission tests already posted on this site. Re: "Strangely, when it rains in my parts the sun isn't shining and I would doubt any r...

In GEAR » ZPacks Rain Jacket updated to ZPacks Challenge Rain Jacket
July 02, 6:17pm

film cams
Re: "What to do with some old snap-shot grade film cameras?" They are living happily ever after in a landfill. But just couldn't bear to toss the Yashica T4. You are right about the ...

In GEAR » old film camars and slides... what to do?
June 26, 10:09pm

Re: "I am liking this black color... it makes it look like a good looking rain jacket... " "Suppose we will have to wait till Richard tests it to know for sure." Hmmmm. Wh...

In GEAR » ZPacks Rain Jacket updated to ZPacks Challenge Rain Jacket
June 26, 10:01pm

M10s on Sale
I had no problem finding several vendors with M10s on sale in the late fall, and sent an email to Santa, who also happens to be my brother, with the best link, Backcountry Edge. It was a over a hu...

In GEAR » Patagonia M10 Jacket returning for Spring '13
June 22, 10:37pm

Light Trek Poles
Please note that the Titanium will be heavier than the aluminum alloy used on trekking poles. Sometimes overlooked is the quality, as distinguished from the type of the material. I don't fi...

In GEAR » Lightweight Trekking Poles
June 22, 10:25pm

Evernew Titanium Pasta Pot
Have been using the one Liter since it first came out as an REI product, maybe 5 or more years ago. It replaced the old aluminum version that weighs 2 oz more. As was pointed out, the insulatio...

In GEAR » Evernew Titanium Pasta Pot
June 20, 10:39pm

Hubba NX
Delmar, With the Hubba design, new or old, the fly door can be staked out and the rest of the front vestibule folded or rolled up with a little fiddling. That could be what the reviewer had in min...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba NX
June 16, 10:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am