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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

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

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