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Sweet pack, my Merkebeiner pack,"might" be arriving sometime this month. I went with the 140d Gray Grid-stock fabric. One nicety, is you can order options for your pack, should you need ...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
January 10, 10:39am

Deep cold mitts
Here's what I use for the Upper Great Lakes region: http://www.wintergreennorthernwear.com/Accessories-Hands/924-78080-Plunge-Mitt.html

In GEAR » Recommend me a Winter glove system
January 08, 10:59pm

Da Gear
McHale Chasm TT Rainbow Jetboil

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
January 08, 8:16am

Re: Winter sleeping bag temp rating recommendations.
Agree with last post, winter in the mountains ain't the place to be playing around with ultra-lightweight clothing and bedding set-ups, even if its an overnight trip, which in some cases may tu...

In GEAR » Need Help with my Winter Sleep Setup for NorthEast Overnighters/ Trying to build a 0 degree setup using camp clothes and a 3-season quilt
January 07, 8:49pm

I've used my WM Versalite here in Michigan in December down to maybe 13deg. Kept me warm enough,without additional clothing. I had an older model WM Puma and like a dummy, I sold it. Now that w...

In GEAR » Need Help with my Winter Sleep Setup for NorthEast Overnighters/ Trying to build a 0 degree setup using camp clothes and a 3-season quilt
January 07, 7:55pm

Kudos to Golite for making the hip-belt detachable, and or interchangeable. I'm assuming that one could purchase the belts separate from Golite, should one need a medium size pack, but a large ...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Peak Backpack Review
January 05, 9:16am

quilt or bag?
I have both a Nunatak Arc specialist and a Katabatic Gear Sawatch. If I had to pick between the Arc Aplinist and the Sawatch, I'd probably go with the Arc Alpinist, mainly because of its 55&quo...

In GEAR » PCT quilt
December 28, 5:13pm

I have and like this stove: http://www.rei.com/product/785338 But, I'm a recent Jetboil convert too. Just so quick,clean,and convenient.

In GEAR » New Stove Setup
December 27, 9:34pm

Best gear used in 2010
McHale Chasm pack, ultra comfy and feature rich. Neo Air (reg) for a good nights sleep Montrail Torre boots, no longer made, but bought over a year and a half ago, and finally used on a rocky...

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
December 27, 8:59pm

BPL membership
Maybe being a BPL member should be a requirement? Also, for those buying from here in the future, look at the sellers profile, when they joined and see how many items they may have bought and sold ...

In Gear Swap » F/S: Western Mountaineering Kodiak Super MF 0 deg New with tags
December 26, 12:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Fogarty

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McHale Chasm
I bought my McHale Chasm pack to be my one and only do-all pack, and I've not been disappointed in the least. First off, the workmanship is second to none. Next and most importantly is the fit. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 14, 11:39pm

As with all of ULA's gear, their workmanship is excellent. Load transfer is good, and I could remove .9L plattys, from the side pockets, without needing to remove the pack. I would have scored th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 8:29pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
I just recently received my Zip pack, delivered as promised, within 8 weeks. First off the workmanship is probably the best I've seen, easily on par with ULA. The Green Sil-nylon is thicker th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 5:32pm