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In Gear Swap » FS: ULA Conduit (CDT) 2008 SM/MD
October 09, 11:51am

Re: Box
Brett- It seems that you may have got box baffled and sewn through misunderstood. Boxed lets the down fully loft and is much less prone to cold spots. It also lets you shift the down, as in...

In GEAR » First look at MontBellB Frostline!
October 08, 9:15pm

***SOLD*** 2008 ULA Conduit (CDT)(17"-19" Torso). No mods except dyed dark navy blue. Bought from BPL member here and used twice for overnights. Recently washed. Excellent con...

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA Conduit (CDT) 2008 SM/MD
October 08, 7:45pm

Re:Re: First look at MontBell Frostline
Thanks Richard (your posts are always a pleasure), I, as well as you, am perplexed as to where the extra weight has come from. We can attribute, at most, ~14g to the removable hood's zip/sn...

In GEAR » First look at MontBellB Frostline!
October 08, 7:03pm

***SOLD*** I have 2 nearly new (used for < ten fills apiece) Bota of Boulder 22oz Water Bottle/Filters for sale. Each bottle comes with the original filter and an unused filter NWT. Ea...

In Gear Swap » FS: Bota of Boulder 22oz Outback Bottle/Filter
October 08, 6:32pm

Ibex Indie
My Men's Small Ibex Indie hoody weighs 255g (9oz) and is amazing. It's a great fitted baselayer for my 5'10", 150lb frame and I purchased it this late summer for ~$70. It is thic...

In GEAR » Wool hoodies
October 08, 6:01pm

First look at MontBellB Frostline!
I just stopped by my favorite local gear shop, ProLite Gear and got to check out the new MontBell Frostline Parka. It looks like it'll be the closest competition to the Rab Neutrino Plus thus ...

In GEAR » First look at MontBellB Frostline!
October 08, 4:27pm

Re:Re: crampons 10 pt vs. 12 pt
@Roger - always the dissenting voice, eh? ; ) I personally climbed Shasta this late summer in under 12 hours round trip via Avy Gulch w/ Inov8 390's and Kahtoola Microspikes (8 tiny points)....

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner advice - Socal mtns in winter and Whitney
October 07, 9:25pm

coping -nice one Dave!
Always a pleasure. Gongrats and much props to all of your endeavors!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking as coping skill
October 07, 9:06pm

PM sent on EB Large/Tall
I'll take it if still available

In Gear Swap » BPL, MLD, GG, SMD, Montbell, Oware, Etc.
October 03, 4:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm