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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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VBL clothing vs bag
Is much moisture lost from the gaps between upper body and lower body, and the gaps at the wrists, neck and ankles? A diver's dry suit would stop that loss, if you can talk your Sherpa into ca...

In Winter Hiking » VBL clothing v.s. VBL bag
December 11, 7:06pm

Sleep at altitude
I'm no expert, but I've heard that with the lower available oxygen at altitude, the body has a harder time generating heat, since the body uses oxidation to create heat. Of course, since E...

In Philosophy & Technique » Layering sleeping gear at high altitude
November 26, 3:38pm

Down
Re: puffy material as a mid-layer, as opposed to one's outer puffay, don't forget this post from a climber: “My MicroPuff Hoody weighs the same as my R1 Hoody, offers much more warmth, a...

In GEAR » MontBell Alpine Down Vest vs MontBell Alpine Light Down
November 26, 3:29pm

Aconcagua
Personally, I am not an expert, but I did see this review: “PITCHED IN THE PATGONIAN ANDES. With external poles and clips, and no fly, the Mountain Hardwear EV2 is easier and faster to pitch tha...

In GEAR » Stephenson's warmlite 2C or R
November 23, 3:07pm

Fabric
What is this stuff, exactly? "Bi-Component micro porous/monolithic film for the yoke, hood, and arm panels ensures long term, durable waterproof performance, and ultimate resistance to externa...

In GEAR » Wild Things Alpinist jacket
November 16, 3:52pm

Wild Things Alpinist jacket
Their web site now features it on the opening page.

In GEAR » Wild Things Alpinist jacket
November 16, 2:04pm

2 questions
1. "Light and cheap" (like DriDucks?) 2. "Tough and durable" (I assume you do NOT mean a $400.00 Arc'Teryx squashed bird rain shell. You mean a cheaper Columbia or CampM...

In GEAR » Best mountaineering shell?
November 07, 4:53pm

Negligent Rab rep
The Rab rep was negligent in not revealing that the Summit Extreme was “split” into two tents: Summit Mountain Bivi Single skin, 2 person mountaineering shelter with increased...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Rab Summit Extreme Tent REVIEW
October 18, 3:08pm

Beginners doing winter mountaineering
Roger, I don’t disagree with your points, but my point is it takes an experienced person to comprehend all the nuances you laid out. Look how long your post is. It takes effort to go back in ti...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner advice - Socal mtns in winter and Whitney
October 05, 3:26pm

Roger Caffin, you are wrong!
Roger, please don’t kill all our beginners. You haven’t climbed Whitney in winter, let alone with joggers and crampons. Ultra lightweight fanatics like you are dangerous! How dare you sugges...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner advice - Socal mtns in winter and Whitney
October 04, 7:47pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm