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Valentin Zill (Valentin.Zill) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Valentin Zill

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Re: Re: Re: RyanF gearlist
"ahh, the trekking poles, I have not yett tried the fixed length poles, I like to be able to collapse them and stash them in my pack for those lengths of road i sometimes come upon, are there ...

In Gear Lists » RyanF gearlist
April 12, 11:47am

What about Platys?
I purchased some Platys today and read the tips on the wrapping for the first time. They said you can both heat and freeze water in a Platy. Actually, I doubt that you can simply place your Platy o...

In Multiple Use Gear » combo Water Bottle and Pot
April 05, 11:43am

Prefer rain jacket instead of poncho
I prefer to use DriDucks as raingear instead of a poncho. To keep my base back weight below 4 lbs., I leave the wind jacket at home and use the DriDucks. That allows me to enjoy the comfort of sett...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 05, 11:28am

Re: An Academic Online Survy About Outdoor Gear
Glad I could help you, Kun Chan. I wish you all the best for your exam! I was surprised that allmost all of the people who had participated in the survey either went to college or university. Bu...

In GEAR » An Academic Online Survy About Outdoor Gear
March 31, 6:26am

Re: not that relevant in the UK
Nigel: You've somehow got a point there, (some) Gossamer Gear products are available in the UK at for example. Or Dr. Bronner's soap. Still, most of the gear I&...

In GEAR » Experiences w/International Shipping
March 28, 6:45am

Re: Re: UL Trail knife
I carry a simple razor blade, which is enough for me as I only need it to slice food packacking open and to repair gear on the trail. But half a razor blade sounds even better to me, I gotta try th...

In GEAR » UL Trail knife
March 27, 9:21am

Bad experiences with UPS
In Germany, UPS doesn't charge an extra 40$ for shipping, but I also recommend NOT to use UPS. I recently ordered a WM Flash Vest at Backcountrygear, and they told me they had only had bad expe...

In GEAR » Experiences w/International Shipping
March 25, 1:28am

Experiences w/International Shipping
This thread certainly is only interesting for BPL members living outside of the US. As SUL or UL backpacking gear is (almost) only available in the US, ultralight hikers worldwide have to order the...

In GEAR » Experiences w/International Shipping
March 24, 5:33pm

UL stove
The lightest and cheapest stove option is an Esbit tealight stove, very easily homemade. Use it in conjunction with a 24oz Heineken beer can pot and you'll have the lightest and cheapest backco...

In Gear Lists » Gabe's Gear list
March 24, 8:08am

Right length for Nunatak quilts
I purchased a Nunatak Arc Edge last year. I'm about 2/5 of an inch longer than 5'10''. Tom from Nunatak suggested me to add an inch of length, and that turned out to work just fine ...

In GEAR » Help on length of Arc Alpinist
March 23, 7:32am

All Reader Reviews by Valentin Zill

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Mountain Laurel Designs
In February/early March I ordered a Revelation Pack, a Monk Spectralite.60 Tarp and a few weeks later a LiteSoul Bivy, for which Ron didn't charge me any extra postage fees. As others already ment...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 04, 6:25am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
This review refers to the DriDucks rain suit, I bought it at Gossamer Gear last year. I had the chance to really test it on a day trip yesterday. I stayed totally dry during rain and sleet. We bushwa...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 04, 10:17am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD about a year ago and I must have watched it about a dozen times now. As many of the other reviewers I also bought it to SEE put into practice what I had READ about in different bo...

In Books and Media
March 21, 2:55am

Gossamer Gear
Gossamer Gear's customer service is really outstanding. It was the first time that I ordered gear in the U.S. and I was almost sure problems would occur. Nope! The package arrived within a week - ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 13, 10:04am