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Spending time
Nice sleuthing, Franco. The Patagonia connection seems to come from the 'dini' reference in the thread title to the Houdini, one of their windshirts. FWIW: http://www.jackwolfskin2013onlin...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
November 16, 9:18pm

Bill, Bought one and tore it down to add an extension sleeve to the grip. If I find a cure for the rattle (when it arrives), will post.

In GEAR » Locus Gear CP3 Poles, Jotaro's emails...
November 14, 10:09pm

Google shows lots of tents with this name. Please specify. Thanks.

In GEAR » Alterations or a new tent
November 14, 10:07pm

New Hexamids
John, Thank you for the link to the interview with Henry Shires about TarpTent's not using Cuben material. Very informative, especially coming from an experienced tent maker. William, re: &...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid Solplex
November 14, 9:57pm

combo chair/pack frame
Beat my brains out trying to conceive of a fold-out chair pack frame for this design. All I could come up with were designs that required disconnecting and reconnecting components, which did not l...

In Make Your Own Gear » X-C Ski Pole Tube Chair
November 13, 8:50pm

What's your point? I did not give advice, just related my own experiences, as did others. Hope you don't have a problem with that. In fairness, I fully expected to get slammed for that...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 8:28pm

Hexamid Plexes
Suppose it impossible to just guess at how stability will compare with the Hexamids. But like less stakes and the solid, high-walled floor, for all under a pound. (Would have to get the slightly ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid Solplex
November 13, 8:20pm

MSR poles
Well, they are up around 8 oz each, and there are quite a few that compete with that, and have flick-locks to avoid slippage. I especially like the new stainless flick-locks that are more streamlin...

In GEAR » Why does no one talk about these poles?
November 13, 8:02pm

knee braces
Jennifer and friends, I seem to detect something like anger, maybe bitterness, in your posts. A little counter-intuitive, because it's the patients not the treaters who do the suffering. F...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 7:46pm

knee braces
Did not work for me either. Do use a small stretchy sleeve called "Healing Tree" that is much less invasive than a brace. Honestly don't know if it helps or not. A few things not ...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 4:43pm

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