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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Patagonia
pm returned :)

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Storm jkt, Synchilla jkt- two pairs Montrails- near new
April 26, 5:55pm

Patagonia Storm jkt, Synchilla jkt- two pairs Montrails- near new
SOLD Patagonia Storm jacket- this is the older 3-layer H2No style, excellent condition- worn a couple of times around town, Men's XL, black SOLD $75 shipped (I think this is a $300-ish dolla...

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Storm jkt, Synchilla jkt- two pairs Montrails- near new
April 26, 7:33am

Re: Re: centrifuge
don't get me wrong, I love mine too- it's just that for "summer" use my 4 oz Houdini is going to get the nod (vs the 14 oz Centrifuge) I also love the hood, also love the thumb...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Present and Future of Windshirts
April 25, 6:28pm

centrifuge
a good time to update my thoughts on the Centrifuge- I've used it more than I thought I would this winter and spring, when the temps were colder, I'd grab the Centrifuge over the Houdini- i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Present and Future of Windshirts
April 25, 1:41pm

Re: prices reduced
Forerunner sold, bump for the rest- make me an offer :)

In Gear Swap » FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
April 24, 7:42am

prices reduced
prices lowered on everything :)

In Gear Swap » FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
April 22, 6:56pm

added new items, update sold items
Echo long sleeve is sold added a Patagonia Synchilla jacket in XL and a Patagonia Storm jacket in XL

In Gear Swap » FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
April 21, 3:31pm

combine shipping
buy more than one item and I can combine shipping and save even a little more

In Gear Swap » FS Patagonia, OR, MH, Montrail, Ibex, Buff- most NEW w/ tags!
April 18, 7:19am

Re: for those looking for sub 150 g/m^2 merino shirts
the MB ones are made in China, interestingly the Patagonia Merino 1 I have is made in the USA!-kind of encouraging my Pat 1 thus far has been pretty durable (it's been on several 2-3 day tri...

In GEAR » for those looking for sub 150 g/m^2 merino shirts
April 15, 7:35am

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

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

ULA Ohm
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