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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island
StateWA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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POE Ether Thermo 6
I recently asked Pacific Outdoor Equipment if they had any thoughts or plans to produce a mens Ether Thermo 6 pad (current name for the Max-Thermo) at a 60 or 66 inch length. They currently have a ...

In GEAR » POE Ether Thermo 6
December 18, 4:42pm

Full zip pants
Brett, Which Montbell pants are you referring to as "not enough"? I'm looking for some full zip insulating pants but don't plan to be in conditions as cold as you. So your &quo...

In GEAR » Full zip down pants?
December 15, 12:24pm

MLD - ARK
Jay, Christmas came a little early here, as I received my new ARK pack a couple weeks ago. Including the bungie cord and one medium size hipbelt pocket, the total weight of my ARK is 18oz. It...

In GEAR » Prophet 2009.
December 08, 9:45pm

Packafeather XL
Hi Darwin, I own a Packafeather XL, but I haven't used mine in the field because its flame seems to develop this rhythmic pulsing and popping that eventually makes it blow itself out. Doesn&...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove info needed
December 06, 10:48pm

MYOG Tyvek Bivy
Thanks very much Peter, but it looks like Mateusz made some changes to the original Swedish pattern (which has a top-center zip), and I think I prefer Mateusz's updated design. Mateusz - I s...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG TYVEKBIVY 02
December 04, 3:45pm

Tyvek Bivy
Wow, that's nice. I'd like to either buy or make one of those too. Would you be willing to make the pattern available?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG TYVEKBIVY 02
December 04, 12:05pm

Tyvek Sublite
John, Thanks for your review. I own a Contrail, but like the look and weight of the Tyvek Sublite. It may not be appropriate for hiking here in the Washington Cascades, but I can still want it, ...

In GEAR » The Sublite, a Scarp 1/2
November 26, 11:35am

Tarptent Sublite
I purchased a Contrail about this time last year, and after coming to the slow realization that it’s supposed to be breezy inside (compared to the protected airspace of the regular tents I’ve u...

In GEAR » Tarptent Sublite Silnylon Now Available
November 17, 12:24pm

MLD Ark and Exodus packs
Peter - I have an Ark on order, which should arrive in the next couple of weeks. I looked hard and long at the Ark/Exodus, the ULA Circuit, and the GG Mariposa Plus before ordering the Ark, and ...

In GEAR » MLD Ark & Exodus Packs
October 04, 3:34pm

O2 Rainwear sizing
John - I'm 6'2", 180 lbs, and the O2 Rainwear size XL fits me nicely. The sleeves are long enough (I take about a 35" sleeve) and the pants are long enough too. Great raingear,...

In GEAR » 02 Rainwear Jacket sizing
September 21, 6:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am