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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Guest

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
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All Forum Posts by joe newton

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Spring skirafting case study/gear dissection
Do you carry sleep socks Dave on such a trip or only on longer ones? Would boater pants and a semi-dry top offer enough protection to leave the drysuit and Ozo at home? Kokatat do a nice Gore-Te...

In GEAR » Spring skirafting case study/gear dissection
April 09, 12:02pm

Great video
Great video Nick. Got a really nice vibe to it. Way to go and dispel my preconceptions of what hiking in Australia might entail!

In Post-Trip Reports » Australian Alps
April 08, 6:31am

Re: Nice
Kiyoshi, Your wishes for the new Gorilla have been granted! Phil Turner, a Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador based in Scotland is testing one right now. Look for it to be released to the public soon.

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Kumo pack Dyneema X
April 06, 11:43pm

Three day packrafting trip near Bergen, Norway
From Thunder In The Night IV Back from an excellent few days in the hills around Bergen connecting small lakes and trails (and briefly a fjord...). Despite Spring visiting us earlier this month ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Three day packrafting trip near Bergen, Norway
April 06, 6:38am

Re: Fit
Damien, The fit on the Paramo jackets is what lets them down for me. The sleeves could do with being an inch or so longer and there is quite a bit of 'flappage' in the arm and body, alth...

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
March 14, 10:42am

Re: RE Paramo
Tjaard, Yup, Cioch will be my next call when replacing the Vista.

In Editor's Roundtable » Montane Slipstream GL Jacket Review
March 07, 10:23am

Re: re: windshirt fit
"There are so many truly great windshirts available that selection can come down to preference in fit and features" - and colour! ;) Another thing I have discovered is that one company...

In Editor's Roundtable » Montane Slipstream GL Jacket Review
March 07, 8:35am

Top bag?
Rab produce these two: and:

In GEAR » Quilt with integrated hood
February 06, 1:40pm

@ William
The sleeves on my Medium MEC have more room than the sleeves on my other Medium sized Rab tops with a comparable fit (i.e. slim or form fitting)

In GEAR » R1 vs Melanzana micro grid hoody
January 29, 12:48am

How I keep my feet warm when it's cool and rainy in trail runners
NRS Hydroskin socks à la Dave Chenault:

In GEAR » how do oyu keep your feet warm ehn it is cool and rainy with trail runners?
January 26, 11:57pm

All Reader Reviews by joe newton

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Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
Pretty much the bible when it comes to winter backcountry travel and camping, and not just on skis. Knowledgeable, interesting, humorous and Mike's illustrations are cute and technically astute. ...

In Books and Media
June 13, 11:31am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer. It's a cinch to set up and while there are a couple of obvious tiny compromises to keep the weight low (single zip on the door, etc) it really is a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 16, 11:03am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased the Short version of this much lauded/derided sleeping mat and have to say it proved to be nothing less than exceptional. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and around 190lbs and once I realised...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 15, 3:10pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
I agree with Sam's review above. The Inov-8 Debris Gaiter is almost perfect. The fit and functionality of the product was just what I was looking for when trail running and backpacking. Stretch...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 22, 4:04am

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I swapped my previously beloved Primus folding Ti spork for the Alphalight spoon (long version) for a couple of reasons. The Alphalight is longer (no more messy knuckles when eating freeze-dried meals...

In Cookware - Other
May 22, 3:34am

Montane Lite-speed
I've been wearing this jacket for over a year now and it gets used maybe three times a week for hiking, backpacking, road and trail running. It is light, packable and just weather resistant enough...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 22, 3:22am

Optimus (Brunton in US) Folding Ti Spork
I already had a Light My Fire plastic spork which worked perfectly well, weighed next to nothing, cost a couple of quid but kept getting lost in my food/cooking bag. When I was looking to 'streaml...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:19am