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tent fabrics < 30 denier
Rick, Mountain Hardwear Super Mega UL, One Planet Goondie, Snow Peak Lago, and Easton Mountain Products Kilo, to name some. HWC - "silicone" Franco - If it's so yesterday, it o...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 tent fabric
October 20, 5:35pm

Lightest trekking poles
Re: .."mostly I was just tearing [the grips] off which worked fine." - DandyDan It suddenly dawned that it won't be necessary to remove the whole grip on any of these poles to add ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 20, 5:28pm

tent fabric weight
See if they will sell you a patch kit for the fly. Some companies, like Easton MP, include such a kit with tents. If they will, use a micro scale to measure the weight of the patch and do the mat...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 tent fabric
October 20, 4:40pm

feedback on new material
Lawson, For SUL shelter, the goal has to be material under one oz/sq/yd. That can be Cuben, or possibly some of the 15 denier coated nylons not yet available for MYOG. It is a mistake to equat...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Material. Feedback Wanted.
October 18, 6:51pm

nylon coats
The consensus on BPL seems to be that PU coatings on nylon, other things being equal, are more water resistant. Would like to disagree. The silnylon from Thru-Hiker tests at over 3000mm HH. (As...

In Make Your Own Gear » sil or cuben floor?
October 17, 6:14pm

'space blankets'
Max, I only carry one of these products when day snowshoeing in the mountains. If I had to call for a rescue, at least it's something, in addition to whatever insulation is on me and in the da...

In GEAR » Space Blankets- Do You Carry One?
October 16, 10:45pm

sil or cuben floor
Paul, remembered the other place where I saw the 2.3 oz silnylon - Bear Paw Wilderness Design. As it is coated in the US, it probably would not have the same very high water resistance as the 1.3 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » sil or cuben floor?
October 16, 9:57pm

sil or cuben floor
Paul, Agree that cuben is not very resistant to abrasion. But the silnylon is quite slippery, and that includes the Thru-Hiker or Lightheart Gear high water resistant stuff that you'd want to...

In Make Your Own Gear » sil or cuben floor?
October 15, 7:57pm

more on JB
What I don't get is so many of you have to find ways to pack cumbersome government approved bear canisters in order to backpack, then why on earth would you ever pack something like that jetboi...

In GEAR » Bad experience with Jetboil
October 14, 7:07pm

mini squeeze
Jerry, Just re-read Daryl's thread, the one with yours and Harald Hope's comments. Looks like a syringe with a nozzle would be better than trying to devise a connector for the syringe tha...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini design...so close
October 12, 5:48pm

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