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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Todd- when you're done let us know so I can then shorten mine :) Mike

In GEAR » NeoAir XTherm Shortened?
March 27, 6:19pm

Re: Re: Houdini for sale
if only it was orange :)

In Gear Swap » XL Houdini Blue
March 27, 6:03pm

Re: Invertes V Duomid user: pole jack length
hmmmmm my BD poles when extended to just a tiny bit past the STOP mark are 137 cm and I'm using 12" pole jacks and find them to be just right

In GEAR » Inverted V Duomid users: pole jack length?
March 27, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Ibex Hooded Indie or Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hooded Top
dam(n) there are a lot of us that own both :) I think a few have mentioned that the Cap 4 breathes better, but it also lets the wind in- w/o a windshirt the cap 4 can be might cold in the wind ...

In GEAR » Ibex Hooded Indie or Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hooded Top
March 26, 5:47pm

Re: Khufu
I'm curious what the Khufu has to offer over the Duomid?- looks like the Khufu is ~ $60 more than the Duomid (if I did the exchange rate correctly) the specs look very, very close to me

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid vs LocusGear Khufu
March 26, 8:38am

blaze orange Spyderco Delica- like new
just not getting enough carry time, blaze orange (you're not going to lose this one! :) )Spyderco Delica- VG10 steel, 2.8" blade, 4.2" closed 2.2 oz knife is like new and includes ...

In Gear Swap » blaze orange Spyderco Delica- like new
March 24, 6:49pm

r1 vs cap 4
the R1 is a much warmer material- no doubt about that, the cap 4 shines when you're willing to give up some warmth for breathability- the cap 4 is much better when your active wore mine runn...

In Editor's Roundtable » Midlayer Technology: Patagonia Capilene 4 v. Mountain Hardwear Desna Hoody
March 23, 5:00pm

Re: Winter trip
sadly after a 1000 mile drive yesterday, I'm back in Miles City- was in Missoula for just over an hour before I got an urgent call, got home at 2:30 AM :( I hope you guys still do the trip,...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Montana Winter Rendezvous
March 22, 8:01am

Golite Pinnacle for lighter winter loads
if you're not going to load it too heavy, the Pinnacle at ~ 70-75 liters does a good job of eating up bulky winter gear, I added a light frame to mine in case I end up carrying snowhoes or the ...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recommendations
March 20, 9:34pm

Re: re: meet up time and place
that'll work :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Montana Winter Rendezvous
March 20, 9:08am

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