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MLD Core
Those MLD bottle pouches are neat. I forgot about those.

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 22, 1:05pm

Drew Locus Gear has the most slippery silnylon I've ever used. The stuff is greased lightning. The upside is that it should be quite waterproof, but as a floor I can see the challenge. I'm...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 21, 11:44pm

My experience is that 17-20oz Powerade or Gatorade bottles work best. They have deep groves that let shockcord anchor the bottle. This is my favourite bottle shape: https://bridgerridgerun.files.w...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 21, 11:31pm

CP2's are a generation back from the CP3's, and a generation ahead of LG's original poles.

In GEAR » Locust Gear CP3 poles or MLD Vario poles?
July 20, 9:15am

"Would you recommend silnylon directly on granite slab or decomposed granite?" Silnylon varies a lot in quality. Some is coated pretty heavy and I can tell it's going to be waterpr...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 11:21pm

cuben floors
Yup. I've never been a fan of cuben floors. If you opt for light cuben (0.5oz, 0.7oz) then you'll get lots of pinholes and/or have to use a groundsheet. If you use a groundsheet you'...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 6:22pm

Solo hiking lends itself to a different style than accompanied hiking. If I go out solo in similar style as when I hike with my wife (i.e. moderately challenging walk, normal gear, some time to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 16, 4:48pm

Great read. Thanks Ralph. You're making me want to try this. Your strategy sounds excellent.

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt
July 16, 4:43pm

FS: ULA Catalyst Cuben Hybrid Sz L
EDIT: SOLD! For sale is a ULA Catalyst custom made of hybrid cuben fabric. It's a size large torso and size medium hipbelt. Price is $150 shipped to USA/Canada (paid $380 shipped in spring 2...

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA Catalyst Cuben Hybrid Sz L
July 15, 10:18pm

I had a MIOX about 8 years ago. I had fun geeking out for a bit but I eventually realized that you can do the same thing with tablets for way less weight, hassle and risk. Get AquaTabs (sodium dich...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 11
July 15, 9:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I 4 stars because it's quality construction...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm