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Re: Re: My new touring rig
"One question: Why did you choose the Supernova light? Supernova makes nice lights--I especially like the E3 triple for off road--although I prefer the beam of the Busch & Müller Luxos IQ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » My new touring rig
September 02, 5:01am

Re: Alky stoves
"I find Alky stoves to be on the lower end of ok. They are fragile, not efficient in windy or cold weather plus the danger of spilling them and causing a blaze. " Not sure I agree: ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 29, 3:41am

Patagonia Outlet in Melbourne
Just for the Melbourne/Aussie BPL'ers who may not know - Patagonia now has an Outlet store in Smith Street, Fitzroy. I was in there on Saturday and amongst other things they had Houdinis for $89.

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Outlet in Melbourne
August 13, 7:27am

Distance/medical care
I'm pleased that you were only suggesting fairly short trips, for an additional reason you didn't mention - getting your baby to medical care if something goes wrong. A couple of years ago...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking with a Newborn
July 31, 3:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: curious
""I've had a couple of gore-tex jackets delaminate, but does PU?" The gore tex jackets would be covered by their warranty at least. What were you doing with the jackets and ho...

In GEAR » Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
July 11, 6:16am

Re: Re: curious
"There enough stories of delamination with those here that to but otherwise is a bit of a cr@pshoot" I've had a couple of gore-tex jackets delaminate, but does PU?

In GEAR » Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
June 22, 9:20am

Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
Berghaus have a new range of UL gear, including a 110g waterproof jacket: Looks like a windproof but...

In GEAR » Berghaus 110 gram waterproof smock
June 21, 9:08am

Re: Re: BPL ... what's going on?
"Been here since the beginning. I don't see any real difference." Ken, I respectfully disagree. I also have a long perspective, since I used to visit before Ryan got the site goin...

In Chaff » Is it just me...
June 16, 3:56pm

Snow Peak Bacoo Sleeping bags
(Apologies if this has already been posted, but a search showed nothing ...) Snow Peak have introduced a line of sleeping bags in Japan, with 3 models:

In GEAR » Snow Peak Bacoo Sleeping bags
June 15, 11:38pm

Re: Re: BPL ... what's going on?
"I don't know D W, I think it comes in cycles. There was a very nasty gun thread a few years ago - I'm sure you remember it. And before my time there was some nasty thread that caused ...

In Chaff » Is it just me...
June 15, 10:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm