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Re: Re: Feathered friends
I think the weight of the Feathered Friends sheet system is greatly exaggerated. We got it and it measured several ounces less that advertised (sorry, I don't have the number). It might be wort...

In GEAR » Need some ideas on sleeping pads
March 25, 4:06pm

Re: Re: Re: First time skiing - help clothe me
>> Does anybody at a resort bring a small backpack with layers? Yes, absolutely, especially if they are like you, and came from a hiking background. I would consider a fanny pack, as well,...

In GEAR » First time skiing - help clothe me
March 14, 5:05pm

Re: A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
Getting back to your original questions Richard: I would say that the first three (breathability, water resistance and weight) are the most important to me. Other factors are nice, and will play...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 25, 1:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Skis & Fishscales
@B.G. -- My guess is that she doesn't weigh the same as you -- am I right? If so, the problem is that her skis weren't the appropriate size for her weight. If not, then yes, it is about tec...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 23, 1:24pm

Re: DWR Down
>> real world experiments, such as if the bag gets soaked That is an interesting scenario, but I really don't care that much about it. What I care about is if it gets damp, not soaking...

In GEAR » Water Repellent Down, One Year In
January 17, 7:47pm

Re: Calling all Altai Hok users!
I have a pair. They are fun. One of the things I like about them is that you can easily fit them in a trunk (although I think I have the shorter ones). This means that you can join your friends who...

In GEAR » Calling all Altai Hok users!
December 03, 10:36pm

Re: re
I have a Refuge X and like it. I don't have a Soloplex, but I like the looks of it. They are fairly similar. From what I can tell, here are two differences: 1) The Soloplex is symmetrical fr...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Soloplex vs Six Moon Designs Skyscape X
November 25, 8:53pm

Re: scale
I'm with Dale on this -- relax, have a home brew. Generally speaking, your scale doesn't have to be that accurate. Within a tenth of an ounce (or a few grams) is fine, and just about every ...

In GEAR » What scale should I buy
November 23, 6:12pm

Re: RE: Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
>> Am I missing something, can't your original saw be resharpened? Good point. I had considered it, but assumed that it wouldn't be worth it. I don't have the tools to sharpen ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 21, 10:41am

Re: Re: Looking for a folding saw around 4 ounces
Thanks (to both of you). I'm leaning towards the Silky Pocket Boy 130 or maybe the Felco 600 saw. The Silky looks outstanding, but the Felco is one of the few that is less than five ounces. It ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 18, 12:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm