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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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PIF: Terramar ThermSilk Glove Liners, XL
FYI, my hand size is 8", measured from the base of the wrist to the tip of the longest finger. If your hand size is larger than that, these could be right for you.

In Gear Swap » PIF: Terramar ThermaSilk Glove Liners, XL
February 04, 4:06pm

PIF: Terramar ThermaSilk Glove Liners, XL
Mens’s XL, Black, fits hand size 9.5-10. I bought these to use as liners for my other gloves, but the XL size is too big for my hand and now I’m past the return window timeframe. Help me turn m...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Terramar ThermaSilk Glove Liners, XL
February 04, 3:54pm

One-piece jumpsuit for sleeping bag protection
You know Doug, a Tyvek suit might work, they're certainly light enough. Another interesting idea from Kelly G (KellyDT) that was posted in a thread from about 11 months ago was... "I bo...

In GEAR » One-piece jumpsuit for sleeping bag protection
February 03, 6:26pm

One-piece jumpsuit for sleeping bag protection
I, like many members here, pack separate sleeping clothes to help keep my sleeping bag clean. In my case I use a set of Terramar silk baselayers, and while they work very well as pajamas it can be...

In GEAR » One-piece jumpsuit for sleeping bag protection
February 03, 4:10pm

Amazing story
I read this story a couple of days ago, and I think it's the finest, most captivating piece of writing I've ever seen in Backpacker Magazine (and I've been getting them for a looong tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT and Terminal Cancer
January 29, 12:45pm

OR 2015
I was also at Outdoor Retailer, and I'd have to agree with the OP that in terms of innovation there was not all that much on display. I saw that 3M's Thinsulate has some new permutations, n...

In GEAR » OR 2015
January 27, 1:55pm

Tarptent Protrail
I have a Contrail, but the Protrail design is a really nice evolution. I like it.

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 16, 7:29pm

Oddest single piece of gear you've seen on the trail
Related to the baby stroller sighting in the comment above, I was taking a rest break and started hearing a huge clattering noise coming up the rocky trail stretch I had just completed. Turned out ...

In GEAR » Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
January 13, 12:59pm

What our gear says about us...
I think our gear choices reveal our fears, as well as our price/value justifications, our place on the style vs functionality curve, the level of confidence in our abilities, our hobbies, and our o...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 09, 6:38pm

Sleeping booties and socks
You could also try an old BPL favorite - Possumdown socks.

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 11:45am

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am