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External Frame Packs
Also, try asking the local scout troops. Externals are often end up sitting in garages, after scouts get a "more modern / cooler looking" internal. will locate the boysco...

In GEAR » Kelty Super Tioga
January 23, 9:56am

2 pads
The consensus from discussions last year was that foam on top was slightly warmer. This agrees with theory too. Thick air pads lose some heat due to convective currents inside the pad caused by a ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
January 04, 6:11pm

Why not just add a small webbing strap across the bottom, with a buckle like the ones on the end of shoulder straps in the middle so you can synch the webbing tighter. Then you could vary the amou...

In GEAR » Emulating Golite Pack's "Compacktor" System
December 20, 4:29pm

Winter Layers
In 0-15 degree weather, while hiking, I wear a short sleeve poly t-shirt, 100 wt fleece shirt, a 200 wt vest, and a WPB shell. If the hiking gets hard, or I'm X-country skiing, then I take off...

In GEAR » Chilly Weather Moisture Management
December 20, 11:34am

Headlamp recommendations
I use the Petzl Tikka+ (4 leds, 3AAA batts). Low works great for reading, Medium works great for setting up the tent (can see enough of the ground to get good placement), and walking throu...

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Flashlight or Headlamp
December 07, 6:14pm

Re: Mora and Opinel Advise
For gift purposes, I'd steer toward the Clipper / Craftline (same knife, 2009 vs 2010 version) over the #1 or #2 since it's handle & sheath aren't cheap feeling. The Craftsman knif...

In GEAR » Mora Knives
December 07, 6:05pm

Marmot Sleeping Bag
The Marmot 650 fill down bags are really warm (and well constructed) for a budget bag. They take up a couple of more inches of room in your pack, but only weigh a few ounces more - many times for ...

In GEAR » Best Value: cold weather
December 04, 6:36pm

The quilt is warmer if all the weight of the down is on top. If you just unzip your sleeping bag, you'd have to be able to shake the down that is in the parts of the bag that are now lying on ...

In GEAR » Using a sleeping bag as a quilt? Warmer?
November 29, 7:15pm

Is the padding on the shoulder straps and hip belt any cushier on the VT than on the Circuit ? Are the shoulder strap and hip belt widths about the same between the 2 packs ? Is the backpanel pad...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
November 28, 9:46am

Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
I'm looking for the lightest pack capable of "comfortably" carrying 4 liters of water along with lightweight gear (Tarptent Cloudburst, 32 degree synthetic bag, full length Thermarest...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail vs Circuit vs Mariposa Plus
November 28, 7:28am

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm