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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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EB's Frontpoint soft / hard shell
Here’s what Eddied Baurer says about their Frontpoint jacket (17.28 oz, size not specified) [I have no affiliation with EB]: “The perfect outer layer for all mountain activities—especially i...

In GEAR » EB's Frontpoint soft / hard shell
December 16, 7:19pm

Reviewer Dane at coldthistle
What do you think of Dane at “I switched a few years ago to all Schoeller style clothing. But unbelieving in just how far I really needed to go I bought all the gear in an insul...

In GEAR » NeoShell from Polartec, the eVent slayer?!
December 16, 6:51pm

Roger's feet
But he stopped growing, while his feet kept getting bigger and bigger. Is he an alien? (Besides being an Aussie) Maybe he could get a job in a circus as a big-footed clown. Sorry Roger, I know ...

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
December 13, 8:20pm

Re: "Re"
Hey, stop dating me! My great-grand kids think I'm 32 years old!

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
December 13, 5:13pm

If not fat, fallen?
Have your arches fallen? Have your foot muscles grown massively, like Arnold's arms and chest? If the total volume hasn't increased, shouldn't a good boot fitter be able to change the...

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
December 13, 3:39pm

Re: "For my hands i bought the OR Alti mitt as they have a removable liner mitt." These are extremely expensive, but if you have special physical needs, price is not an object. Also ver...

In Winter Hiking » Fingers and Toes
December 13, 9:38am

Fat Feet?
Roger Caffin: "But we just can't fit into our old 3-pin boots any more." What, are your feet getting fat with advanced age?

In Winter Hiking » BC ski gear for rugged, mileage focused touring
December 13, 9:27am

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

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

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