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Re: Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 vs 45
One main difference is I believe the 45 is quilt stitched and does not have raised baffles in between the panels.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag Review
November 13, 10:12am

Re:Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag Review
Great write-up Will! One thing I would love to see though is the comparison grid you have, but with the girth of the bags included. I.e. a 62" bag with 10oz of 850+ down vs. a 57&quo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag Review
November 11, 9:02am

Re: I have wrote about this too...
Well said Timothy and another example of HYOH. One thing that struck me was if 2 pounds matter. I laughed at this when I thought of my bike racing days when people would plop down 180.00 to upgra...

In GEAR » Have we hit the point of diminishing gains?
October 09, 12:12pm

Hal, I fully agree. I used a pair of ASOLO boots for almost a year. On that note: YES! Sometime it takes a year to fully test something, especially when you don't get out every other week...

In Gear Deals » 20% at REI
October 09, 11:41am

NEW tarptent for 1
Yes, even an older Virga or Virga II (recommended) would be plenty large for you. I am 6' and around 198. With a Virga II, I fit in it great with room to spare even with my 10 year old daught...

In Make Your Own Gear » tarptent for 1 (or possibly 2)
October 09, 9:06am

Great Work
I second Dan's comment on the Pocket Rocket. Other than my alcy, my PR is my primary stove and have timed it in fall conditions here in the PNW at just a hair over 4 min for a liter to boil.

In Editor's Roundtable » Heat Exchanger Stove Shootout: Part 2
Upright and Remote Canister Stoves

August 19, 1:34pm

1/8" Foam Groundcloth
They do absorb water, just not as much. Neoprene (wet suit material) is also closed cell. Closed cell foam simply does not absorb water into the cells themselves, but still absorbs around them.

In GEAR » Using 1/8'' Closed Cell Foam as a groundcloth?
August 17, 3:21pm

Have we hit the point of diminishing gains?
There is one point I have not heard about this subject yet. I read pack weight comparisons, shelter weight comparisons, etc, but within all this, especially our lightweight community here, I have ...

In GEAR » Have we hit the point of diminishing gains?
August 14, 9:19am

Frameless without a pad?
Many times I have used my Prolight 4 as my frame for winter backpacking. I expel all air by way of rolling and compressing, and then open it back up fully. It ends up flatter than my Ridgerests. ...

In GEAR » Frameless without a pad?
August 13, 2:45pm

re:Bears: What to do with the clothes you cook in
From my experience, and it is very little, I have read and seen bear up close and personal to determine it is simply a measure of risk vs. gain. Rather simply minded, a bear has but one goal, to e...

In GEAR » Bears: What to do with the clothes you cook in
May 12, 4:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Johnathan White

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Long story short, I bought a Gregory Whitney (way before my SUL days) from e-OMC. It had a piece of the rear support missing. After a lot of prompting, they replaced the pack. The new pack crea...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 17, 12:04pm

Gregory Customer Support
In 2004 I had bought a Gregory Whitney. Now this is not lightweight by any means, but this is a review of the company since they do make a few lighter weight packs. I used the pack a couple times ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 4:11pm

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
I agree with the posts here and would like to share my current (over 3rd year) ownership. I have recently washed my Marmot Precip Jacket with Granger’s wash in treatment. It beads nicely like when i...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 06, 5:14pm

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
I could not pass it up; 89.00 before a 20% off coupon. I have used this bivy ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 06, 5:03pm

Granite Gear Virga
I bought this pack on sale for 80 dollars vs. its regular 100.00 price tag. I have used this pack over 40 times on day hikes, overnight, and UL week long trips. Pack design is a simple rucksack,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 05, 10:54am

The North Face Propel
The Propel I am reviewing is a '06 regular size, zipperless, Polarguard Delta filled sleeping bag with a zippered foot box vent(with a FAT draft tube behind the zipper). It weighed in at 20.4oz. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 20, 1:17pm