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Re: Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim
Colca Canyon in Peru is also larger, grander physically & in appearance. At some point we have to get over some of the false marketing propping up our own backcountry. The world is much bigg...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim
March 11, 10:53am

Re: WTB: Trekking Poles.. have Ti Goat Poles for sale
I have the Titanium Goat AGP Poles for sale bought in '08. I'm not using them currently so if you're interested, let me know.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Trekking Poles
February 20, 10:51am

Sigma DP1
Great review Chris! I think you hit all the salient points with the review. I have far too many cameras already but bought & used the Sigma DP1 quite a bit this past year, including for the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sigma DP1 Review
February 12, 11:18am

My favourites for '08
My 3 picks... Panasonic G1 camera : I've gone through over a dozen cameras & this is my current pick for trips where photo quality matters. Full zoom, real SLR quality & optical s...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 17, 9:48am

Lighter VB clothing
I'm looking at using VB as clothing as well rather than the WM hotsac so I can wear my insulation over it. Since I'm carrying the insulation belay & pants anway, seems a shame not to be...

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
December 08, 11:47am

BPL Hoody & Patagonia R1
I got the BPL hoody in size M. I'm 6 feet & about 165 pounds. I like the new hoody a lot but found it a little floppy even in size M to be an ideal Next to Skin layer. Picking a smaller...

In GEAR » BPL Hoody
December 06, 9:21pm

Alpinlite.. but there's others
I have both. Tested them last night again and I like the Alpinlite better. It's more comfortable, feels more luxurious, the zipper/draft collar & hood are easier for me and the extra room i...

In GEAR » Marmot Helium or WM Alpinlite Sleeping Bag?
November 18, 11:23am

Layering in winter bags
Dewey, could you clarify why layering in winter bags is a bad idea? I understand dew point/frost can be a concern with more waterproof bivy use in winter but I've haven't experienced it ye...

In GEAR » Tell me about Valandre
November 17, 12:48pm

Re: Order anything from Ti Goat Recently?
Same boat here.. still waiting for the bivy I paid for & am hoping to use on the JMT soon. No reply yet on email query. Hope it's a temporary blip while they get up to speed again.. they...

In GEAR » Order anything from Ti Goat Recently?
July 18, 7:38pm

Hubba hubba
Arlen, You can send a personal message via BPL. or you can email me at if it's easier. Tx, Praveen

In Gear Swap » WTB..need 2 person tent.
April 18, 4:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Praveen M

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Crux Plasma Down Jacket
This jacket is new to the market and Crux as a company is still relatively unknown on this side of the Atlantic pond. But they make great stuff.. bomber but lightweight and primarily targeted for the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 16, 7:56am

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
As others have noted, these have amazing warmth for the weight but in the end I gave them up on them & wouldn't buy them again. They tear way too easily at the fingertip areas... just about us...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 07, 4:14pm

Golite Ultra 20
A great quilt within its limitations. I pair it with my montbell 90 Pad, use the straps to tuck it in and never have to worry about drafts. I love the feel of the material, the DWR of the pertex s...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 11, 6:25pm