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vestibules and stuff
Several larger US companies are using well under 30 denier PU coated nylon: MH and GL to name two. Yah, I know - it costs more. Re the vestibules: "1. Vestibules place gear in the doorw...

In GEAR » New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
September 30, 9:31pm

The logos on the bottles have changed several times - whether that means the bottles have been updated and changed is unknown. The 108.33 grams for the Nalgene hardbody translucent 32 oz = 3.82 ...

In GEAR » Weight of Nalgene "Ultralite" 1L (for Steripen folks)
September 30, 7:58pm

Hi Roger, The posts on the Gear spot often make me think of lives in peril. There was also an article here - sorry I forget the title - about several days in late autumn with minimal gear. At le...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 29, 6:47pm

"Vestibules, IMO, are just about the worst thing you can do to a 3S tent. "
Michael, Forgive me. I did read all your earlier posts, but had to stop here. You probably personify the comment I posted recently suggesting that the larger tent makers, before they make any n...

In GEAR » New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
September 29, 4:56pm

new SD stuff
Looked at the SD site for tents. When will the new tents be posted? Thanks.

In GEAR » New Down Quilt from Sierra Designs with built in hood and hand pockets
September 28, 6:23pm

camping in the rain
1. "Can anyone else offer their perspective on camping in the rain (with this tent or any other tent)?" I now trek only in Colorado and northern New England (reasons for that are anoth...

In GEAR » Help for camping in the rain with Skyscape Scout tent
September 26, 9:24pm

Took cobra venom all last winter for sciatica. Very effective. It's the natural toxins that work best, not those 'chemical' ones.

In GEAR » Atsko Permanent Water Guard DWR spray
September 24, 9:28pm

trekking pole/dome pole solo tent
Marc, Most impressive, and may set minimalists to drooling. How you got the weight down so much for a double wall with a vestibule and plenty of room for Fido is amazing, especially without using...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tent plans and details
September 24, 9:18pm

Balloon Cloth tests
Thank you very much, Richard. The results are bitter-sweet, not as bad as they could have been, but not so good as I'd hoped. Your comments about abrasion resistance relate somewhat to Coli...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hybrid Cuben Fiber - Nylon Fabric
September 23, 7:32pm

silnylon repair
Dean, I use GE silicone glue for the patch, with the surfaces to be glued cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol, the glue spread and scraped thin (try popsicle sticks) on both the patch and the surface, ...

In GEAR » Permanent SilNylon Repair
September 22, 6:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am