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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: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/berghaus-goes-ultra-lightweight-for-2014/11001.html 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: http://www.snowpeak.co.jp/newproducts/b...

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

BPL ... what's going on?
I haven't been around BPL much the last year or so, but the last few threads I've looked at have been pretty off - BPL definitely used to be a more courteous place.

In Chaff » Is it just me...
June 15, 9:47pm

Re: Re: ?
"Trees do drop branches but you learn to spot the ones that you should be concerned about. Hammocking gets a lot of resistance from people that don't do it ; you learn to spot them too ;...

In GEAR » Hammocks in Australia/New Zealand?
June 14, 6:40am

Re: hammocking
"I've been hammocking since about 2004 or 2005 and have only failed to find a suitable hammock site once. I live and walk in New South Wales, so I can't speak for other areas." ...

In GEAR » Hammocks in Australia/New Zealand?
June 12, 7:35am

Re: Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
There is no fast track - the body heals at its own rate. Try and go faster than that and you'll simply cripple yourself. Put my knee through nearly 45 degrees - sideways - thirty years ago....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knee injury - how to get back on the trail quickly?
April 20, 4:03am

Minimus Smock available now
Hi All Again, just noticed this on Outdoorsmagic: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/just-in---montane-minimus-smock/10791.html Interestingly they're quoting 138 grams now inst...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
March 23, 5:39am

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