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Bare Boxer Contendor
Anyone know where I can purchase one of these? They are backordered at the Bare Boxer site and also backordered at the one other place I could find via Google search. (Detour Gear Zone) If they ...

In GEAR » Bare Boxer Contendor
July 13, 11:55am

re: "ticks in your gear while you're in the bug bivy?"
Can you spray permethrin directly on cuben and other technical fabrics?

In GEAR » ticks in your gear while you're in the bug bivy?
April 03, 7:19am

re: Ski Mountaineering Packs?
Thanks for all the info guys. Despite some of the other suggestions probably being better packs, I ended up going with the Dakine Blade 38L which I found for $78. It weighs just under 3.5 pounds wh...

In Winter Hiking » Ski Mountaineering Packs?
March 30, 12:08pm

Ski Mountaineering Packs?
I'm in the market for a pack to use for backcountry skiing day trips in the Northeast. The pack needs to be capable of occasionally carrying ski's, plus on a regular basis carrying all the ...

In Winter Hiking » Ski Mountaineering Packs?
March 26, 9:01am

re: "WTB: backcountry / nordic ski touring gear"
If you don't find anything here, I recommend checking out the consignment shops at International Mountain Equipment in North Conway, NH and Ragged Mountain Equipment just north of them (I think...

In Gear Swap » WTB: backcountry / nordic ski touring gear
February 02, 6:08pm

re: Kahtoola microspikes sizing
I just tried the medium on my 9.5 trail runners and my trango extreme boots and they fit both.

In GEAR » Kahtoola microspikes sizing
January 17, 7:13pm

Difference Between Elite and Quicksilver 25?
The only clear difference in the specs between the Northern Lites Elite and Quicksilver 25 is the Elite's are listed as 1 ounce lighter. The length, width and surface area are the same for both...

In Winter Hiking » Difference Between Elite and Quicksilver 25?
November 25, 5:50pm

re: "How many items are on your gear list?"
For 3 season (30 degree lows) I've got 40 items - that's if I break hygene stuff down to individual components, but count first aid as 1 item. Also doesn't count the stuff I'm norma...

In Philosophy & Technique » How many items are on your gear list?
November 07, 11:32am

re: Commercial Gyms
I think that Men's Journal article is really good - but there are a couple of things I disagree with a bit. The first is he says something like, "anyone can get a trainers certificate e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fitness
November 02, 9:35pm

re: "Proper trail runner choice for those using overboots?"
For those not sizing up their trail runners in order to wear thicker socks - what temps are you comfortably using this system down to with just the overboots, VB, and thin sock? I want to use overb...

In Winter Hiking » Proper trail runner choice for those using overboots?
October 30, 5:44pm

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am