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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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Tyvek Pants size (from US Plastic)
Hey Dont, What tyvek (pant) sizes did you order from US Plastic, and how did they fit? I learned from their tech support folks that the XL pant size has a 28-inch inseam and an overall 44-inch l...

In GEAR » Seamsealing tyvek pants
July 15, 1:19pm

Sprint Aquatics
I've used the Sprint Aquatic mesh shoes for a couple years now, around camp and for stream crossings here in the Cascades. I am careful about foot placement during stream crossings but I've...

In GEAR » Sprint Aquatics Mesh Shoes: Grip?
July 14, 10:49am

MSR Zoid 1
Mark, I think the design changed a little bit in late 2002 or early 2003, and I have the later design. So thanks very much for the offer, but a Walrus (pre MSR) Zoid 1 probably would not be a match...

In Gear Swap » WTB: MSR Zoid 1
June 13, 6:22pm

Any more Zoid 1's?
I own a MSR Zoid 1 (great little tent), but have been looking for a second one so I can dis-assemble the rain fly and use the parts as a pattern to build a new fly out of cuben. So if there's a...

In Gear Swap » WTB: MSR Zoid 1
June 11, 2:56pm

Sprint Aquatics
The Nylon Mesh Shoe from Sprint Aquatics is something like 2.5oz for the pair, and work great for river crossing and camp shoes. I added a second layer of foam (from a 1/8 GG Thinlight pad) to mine...

In GEAR » Lightest Camp/River Crossing Shoes?
May 01, 10:29am

I think the Contrail is very spacious, and having the peak above your head makes it feel exceptionally roomy. I'm 6-2 and I have plenty of stretch out space in mine.

In GEAR » Tarptent questions
April 30, 5:16pm

Contrail is a good choice
I like my Contrail. I've used it for two seasons now, and it has provided good protection and relatively easy setup for me. I made some elastic line tighteners last year that I used on the rear...

In GEAR » Tarptent questions
April 30, 3:50pm

I like it!
Great knotless method - easy to do and easy to remember! I'll be using it this season whenever I need to hang food. Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang
April 27, 5:53pm

Future sale
Hi Devin, Kudos to you for taking this product from vision to reality. Though I have no immediate need for a Montgomery Kettle, I thought I would mention my interest because I suspect I am not t...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
March 31, 1:33pm

Lafuma Xlight Mids
I picked up the same mids at Sierra Trading Post, when they were clearing them out earlier this year. Good fit for my feet, and the upper/lower lacing scheme is rather nice, but it leaves you with ...

In GEAR » Lafuma Xlight Mid - opinions?
March 26, 10:23am

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