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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Guest

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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iPhone 4 on the trail
John, I'm a new iphone4 user, and after looking at all the available GPS apps I think GaiaGPS is probably the one I'll use. My question to you is about removing the phone's SIMM card...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
December 14, 3:59pm

iPhone 4 GPS apps
I switched to an iPhone 4 a few weeks ago, and I like the multi-function idea of using it as my GPS device. I only use GPS on occasion, primarily to verify my location in situations where there mig...

In GEAR » Iphone GPS apps
December 02, 4:20pm

Tyvek pants
I used to use O2 Rainwear (still wish they made them in other colors), and I've also used the Driducks/Drop Stopper brand, and compared to those Propore garments I would say Tyvek is more durab...

In GEAR » Once and For all... Best Rain Pants under 7 oz?
November 30, 12:44pm

How about Tyvek?
You could also check out the Tyvek pants from US Plastics. The XL size I use weigh less than 3oz per pair. They're not stylish, and they're not bulletproof, but they work just fine for most...

In GEAR » Once and For all... Best Rain Pants under 7 oz?
November 29, 5:51pm

Mirage 1P headroom
Your review is great but doesn't note the 1P's headroom. What is the max interior height? Edit: FYI, on the Big Sky website the 1P headroom height is listed as 41 inches.

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Mirage 1P Tent Review
November 17, 10:10am

Holubar bag
I have and still occasionally use a Holubar down summer bag that I purchased in the mid 1970's. Holubar was so far ahead of their time, and their quality was exceptional.

November 15, 6:12pm

Coming in March 2011
I'm looking forward to trying the Exped Synmat UL pad, which an Exped rep said will be introduced in March. Oh - and the Riksak? I got mine about 2 weeks ago and it's going to be a nice,...

In GEAR » Which New Gear are You Looking Forward to Trying?
November 01, 10:40am

Wife's first backpacking trip
Years ago, when I took my new wife backpacking for the first time I did much the same level of shared planning that other posters here are advocating, but I failed to account for one important thin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
October 22, 10:52pm

Washington hikes
So many choices... The PCT north of Hwy 2 (Stevens Pass) is very nice, and I've done a couple of trips in the Sawtooth Wilderness area just east of Lake Chelan that were exceptionally good. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Washington State, best long hike?
October 13, 9:46pm

Me too
The heaviest backpack weight I ever carried was 63 pounds, into the Wind Rivers (I think it was 1979) for what was supposed to be a two week north-to-south traverse. My friend was carrying 64 pound...

In GEAR » Light weight gear What a laugh!!! NOT!!!
October 01, 2:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am