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So who makes the lightest ones? And will they float on water?

In Editor's Roundtable » Take the Load Off: Using Pulks to Travel Over Snow
January 30, 3:58am

paranoia
Hi guys - so serious! Some US stores just don't ship to the UK full stop. Others have silly high shipping even for small items and we have to pay duty on the shipping costs as well. Also s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help with Shipping
December 29, 11:57am

Help with Shipping
Hi From time to time I want to order stuff from the US but international shipping isn't available or is silly high. My dad lives in New Hampshire but doesn't like to forward stuff to me...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help with Shipping
December 29, 8:43am

2 gram compass
I have a compass that isn't much bigger than a large Asparin and only weighs 2 grams that I use quite often. It's literally nothing to leave in my waterproof jacket pocket all the time. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 28, 9:27am

CAMO
Hi Ron If you get to read this: I've always wished someone would manufacture Silicone Nylon in CAMOUFLAGE. Personally I'd have a green / woodland camo. I've heard it's no...

In GEAR » Perfered Tarp Colors
October 10, 8:31am

Selk' Bag - body shaped sleeping bag
Hi Check these out: Not so light but interesting and quite good value. I still think more bags should be wearable and not just for lying in like a dead body. Although just arms hole...

In GEAR » Selk' Bag - body shaped sleeping bag
December 25, 8:54am

AEI Running Shoes
Any one have any experience of these unusual running shoes? 140 g (4 oz) each.

In GEAR » AEI Running Shoes
November 12, 2:07pm

apologies / saturated outer layer (eVent)
Hey Roger I apologize for my gross inaccuracies regarding Epic. I know OR don't use Epic but I did talk to them about it & he did talk about gaps being filled. It's possible the designer said ...

In GEAR » eVent or Epic: Which is more breathable?
November 12, 11:29am

OUT OF STOCK?
Hi This is not confirmed but a retailer in the UK just informed me that Montane have no more Black, Large Featherlite H2O's left for this season, so other colours / sizes may be thin on the grou...

In GEAR » Montane Featherlite H2O
November 07, 11:18am

PU in Epic - Epic/eVent Hybrid
Hi I spoke to a designer for Outdoor Research who thought Epic was over hyped. He said that the windproofing layer that fills the gaps in the Epic weave was made from Polyeurathane and theref...

In GEAR » eVent or Epic: Which is more breathable?
November 07, 4:26am

All Reader Reviews by Sebastian Ventris

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Petzyl Myo XP
I owned one of these but had to send it back as the electronics developed a fault - kept flashing. Still preferred it to my Black Diamond Icon headlamp. But a new 30% brighter & longer battery...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 13, 3:18am

MSR Titan Kettle
You can always just rest the lid on top of the pan while cooking if the stiffness is an issue.

In Cookware - Titanium
January 29, 3:15pm

Sport EYZ ultralight sunglasses
Sorry to cast a downer on this but the plastic pot it comes in is too small. Incredibly hard to get it back in. And if you can it wraps too tight and after not too long creases and then cracks the l...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 19, 1:09pm

Rab Carrington Quantum Elite Top Bag
I've had one of these for years and although the quality and price were good I always felt Rab / O.D. made a mistake by just leaving a sleeping pad shaped uninsulated patch in the base. To put ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 14, 6:39am

The North Face Propel
I have the 05 version white-ish, now yellow-ish after my girlfriend washed it. It's seen a hell of a lot of use, not sure if it's lost some loft over time but I don't consider it warm e...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 29, 2:12pm

Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
I almost dispise Aloksaks for their lack of durability. Why pay so much for something that hardly lasts more than a few uses!

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:04pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
First pad was a bit slippery, too slippery for my girlfriend. Much better design than POE Max Thermo as has proper chamber walls rather than just top welded to bottom. Not had trouble with leaks...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 29, 1:59pm

Marmot Ion
I generally like Marmot but don't believe in everything they do. I loved my Chinook, extremely breathable, fast drying & lightweight. Liked the hood for extra sun protection but annoying w...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 04, 5:39am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I know there's a fashion for 1/2 length zips but I like the full length one on this. The insulation could have been stitched in place through the lining only and it could be warmer but some how I...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 27, 1:45pm

Teva X-1 Shoe
I had high hopes for these. Confirm they are very light and airy. But too tight across the toes for me. Why do some shoes look like pointed pebble s at the toe?? My feet don't look like that. ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 15, 7:08am