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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Lighter than Patagonia Merino 1?
a little lighter looking at the specs, merino 1 is 120 g/m^2, but also has 35% poly as well the MB are a little cheaper ($44 vs $60), I've been waiting about 8 months for Merino 1 to go on s...

In GEAR » for those looking for sub 150 g/m^2 merino shirts
April 14, 7:00pm

for those looking for sub 150 g/m^2 merino shirts
was perusing Montbell's site a couple of weeks and found some 130 weight "Super Merino LW Shirt" offered in both t-shirt and long sleeve http://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?ca...

In GEAR » for those looking for sub 150 g/m^2 merino shirts
April 14, 6:27pm

updated thread
updated the original post-echo t-shirts, buff and hat are sold- everything else still available email w/ delivery confirmation should have gone out to everyone (they'll be physically mailed ...

In Gear Swap » FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
April 14, 6:11pm

hat & buff sold
pm's replied hat is sold buff sold

In Gear Swap » FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
April 13, 9:55am

FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
got a few things to sell Outdoor Research Radiant Hybrid Hoody, Men's Large, grey, 14 oz, new w/ tags $70, now $65 shipped SOLD Outdoor Research Echo long sleeve zip-t, Men's Large, o...

In Gear Swap » FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
April 13, 9:29am

Re: neoair noise
I agree- not much noise from either the original or xtherm comfort- short of home nothing comes close reliability- my original (wife's as well) is going into it's fourth season w/ not...

In GEAR » Is a thermarest "Neo-Air" actually worth the price difference?
April 10, 6:55pm

yes you can ask for cash (I think they issue a check)

In Gear Deals » REI Coupon?
March 30, 6:54pm

I'm 6' and 180 I use an Exlight in Large, my other MB garment is the Alpinelight Parka- it's Large as well, thinking about almost all of my upper body garments (Patagonia, Ibex OR, etc)...

In GEAR » montbell exlight sizing
March 28, 5:20pm

Re: Re: 20%
^ next time you see a deal like that, shoot me email :) I ended up using my REI 20% coupon and part of dividend on a pair of the new Brooks Grit 2's, if I like them I'll blow the rest of...

In Gear Deals » REI Coupon?
March 28, 7:41am

the backcountry code won't work for Patagonia :( REI doesn't have the Merino 1 shirts :( campsaver doesn't have the merino 1 either :( that's three sad faces for anyone counting

In Gear Deals » REI Coupon?
March 27, 8:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm