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876or inner lining
Roger As you know on the 875's lining, the eyelets pull the inner lining tight as one pulls on the laces thus forming a "girdle" if you will for your mid foot. It was one of the dete...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT876OR Review
June 16, 4:56pm

Montbell Pants and sleep systems
I have owned my pair of Montbells for about 4 years and can attest to their utility in most 3 season conditions. They have held up remarkably well for such thin fabrication. I usually use a pair of...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Down Pants: Light, Warm, and Versatile
April 08, 2:46pm

Re: MontBell UL Spiral Down Hugger Sleeping Bag Review
Will I have owned several of the MBSS bags and have also been impressed with their comfort and true temp ratings. I note that you have two pictures of yourself in the bag: one, sans tent and the o...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell UL Spiral Down Hugger Sleeping Bag Review
December 09, 1:55pm

Roger: What about the insoles?
Roger: great review. I just went out and purchased a pair and I really like the way the interior fabric "hammock" snugs and cinches up around my instep and most of the forefoot. But I ha...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT875OR Joggers Review
September 24, 11:11am

Wool and the Sun
Has anyone, including the testers and staff anything to say about the SPF of Wool vs Synthetics. I have worn both during many hikes. I prefer the wool and have used an Icebreaker LS 200 crew as my ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
August 27, 2:06pm

Flash vs Flight
Any thoughts on how the flash might compare to the slightly heavier Flight jacket which I own. I have found that the Flight can be worn as the Flash can be worn down into the 20s easily. With my Pa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Jacket Review
August 13, 12:15pm

4 night on the AT
I just got my Regular NeoAir and took if for a spin for 4 mights on the AT in Mass. Slept one night in a very uncomfortable site with sticks and lumps and rock underneath the tent floor. Slept like...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
June 05, 12:33pm

Dumb Question
"It is therefore quite reasonable to expect that when some alcohol stoves are coupled with narrow pots, the efficiency of the whole system may rise slightly when a small amount of water (up to...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part Two: Water/Alcohol Blends

June 05, 12:11pm

Temperture Rating
I know that you guys figured the R values on the pad as being between 2.5 and 3.0, depending on inflation. Would you give us real world folks a hint as to how that translates in the real world. I t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 11:16am

Re: Cutting pads in half
You know I have thought about this, too, as a solution to gettng the "ideal" pad. Take a 25" wide pad and chop off as much as one might decide is effective for length, say 66" o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 11:03am

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm