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Mtn Star Mod?
Before posting On the prior thread, I could not find much in the way of specs. This time around they were easy to come by, more than ample on the website of the company, which is in California. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kuiu Mountain Star Mod?
July 11, 10:15am

Kuiu Mountain Star Mod?
A recent post on a thread about modding Jansport frames and suspensions mentioned Kuiu packs. A looksee revealed that the packs, built for hunters, were on the heavy side; however, their tents wer...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kuiu Mountain Star Mod?
July 10, 9:58pm


In User Test Forum » scftest
July 10, 9:27pm

Delmar's Poll
Funny, but even with considerable meniscal damage in both knees, I still prefer just one pole, so long as it is a sturdy one that can support a lot of weight. A second one would just be a nuisance ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 10:32pm

external frame mod
AFAIK, the hour glass shape is the most efficient, in terms of the length of tubing needed to keep the pack contents away from poking into the back. With the ladder shape, a fair number of horiz...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an old external frame pack
July 07, 10:18pm

Xternal fram mods
"That frame is very thin, high quality aluminum tubing." Nothing wrong with mods to lighten Jansport and other packs using 5/8" OD alloy frames. Maybe the current J-sport tubes a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an old external frame pack
July 05, 9:20pm

black jax
"Only on BPL do you have people argue about whether a black jacket is warmer than a white one.." My comment was not based on what I think would happen. It was based on what has happene...

In GEAR » ZPacks Rain Jacket updated to ZPacks Challenge Rain Jacket
July 05, 8:57pm

cold feet
Sleeping with the day's hiking sox on very often led to cold feet. Seems the moisture in the sox that comes from sweat, humidity and water in the shoes is an excellent conductor of heat - away...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper gets FROZEN toes at night looking for UL but warm socks
July 05, 8:41pm

Apex summer quilt
Great thread! Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Summer Quilt: 2.5oz Apex
July 02, 6:30pm

new Zpax rain jack
The allusion was to Richard's moisture vapor transmission tests already posted on this site. Re: "Strangely, when it rains in my parts the sun isn't shining and I would doubt any r...

In GEAR » ZPacks Rain Jacket updated to ZPacks Challenge Rain Jacket
July 02, 6:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam 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