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Arc Ghost below freezing?
An Arc Ghost below freezing? You have got to be kidding. See my review of this bag for my detailed thoughts which weren't impressive. The person I sold it to didn't think much of it either. W...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag of Choice
October 06, 9:22pm

Is the Integral Designs event jacket too short?
I am looking at buying this jacket for general backpacking although I believe its really a mountaineering shell. I am 5'10", 165 pounds and am thinking of getting the XL as I like a loose fit. I...

In GEAR » Is the Integral Designs event jacket too short?
October 05, 6:58pm

What state are you in?
I am interested in the Phantom but need to check it in medium. I am in Melbourne, what about you?

In Gear Swap » Gear for sale in Australia
October 03, 6:40am

Yes, condensation is a problem in silnylon tents
I have a lot of experience with Henry Shires tarptents so can comment on this one. Condensation can vary from none to extreme in these shelters. None when there is a good stiff wind blowing through...

In GEAR » Silnylon tent condensation?
October 02, 5:29pm

Nunatak Arc Alpinist
I have used Nunatak Arc Alpinist for sale on eBay.

In Gear Swap » Nunatak Arc Alpinist
September 17, 9:44pm

Why not gas?
I would be surprised is gas didn't turn out to be lighter than alcohol over a trip of this duration. From my experience, using gas will be lighter when your trip is longer than three to four days (...

In GEAR » Amount of denatured alchohol for trip
September 10, 12:13am

Poles are great
I was also never a treking pole user until I did the John Muir Trail. Now I never hike without them in the mountains. If you are hiking in very hilly terrain, they making hiking so much easier. ...

In GEAR » Trekking Poles-To use or not to use?
September 08, 10:56pm

Bozeman Mountain Works tarps and beaks
I was wondering why the Bozeman Mountain Works Stealth 1 PRO (7x9) doesn’t have either beaks like the Golite Cave (see or closed ...

In GEAR » Bozeman tarps and beaks
September 08, 7:40pm

More on JMT
This is Anon with my real name. I also spoke to the author of that thru hiker article directly and he said while the tarp worked, he would not use it again. It was too uncomfortable for his liki...

In GEAR » Shelter For JMT
August 23, 6:43pm

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I have a near new Nunatak Arc Ghost for sale on eBay. Search for Nunatak and you will find it at

In Gear Swap » Nunatak Arc Ghost
August 17, 3:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Peter Surna

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I am a side sleeper and have used the Prolite 3 and normally a 3/4 length Prolite 4 but find the NeoAir to be far more comfortable. If you blow up the NeoAir on a warm sunny day you will find that ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 05, 7:49pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
Likes - I have the version with the mesh/fabric hood and use the bivy with the mesh over my face 99% of the time. This is much more comfortable and less claustrophobic than momentum fabric over my ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
September 02, 8:44am

Stephenson 2R
It won’t fall down, it withstands high wind but there are too many usability issues with this tent to make it easy to use. Perhaps 10 years ago these tents were ahead of their time. Now they are n...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
October 22, 4:56pm

Six Moon Designs StarLite
I like the design of this pack but have issues over the quality and durability. On its second use, and with no real loads and no bush whacking, the mesh separated from its elastic on one of the sid...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 22, 12:09am

Feathered Friends Hummingbird, Epic outer
This bag has an Epic outer and a 0.85 inner with 2oz overfill. It weighs about 830 grams. Two of my friends have asked me to recommend bags to them and I have recommended WM Ultralights but someho...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 5:00am

Hilleberg Nallo 3GT 2005
I bought this tent in 2005 for really wet windy weather for 2 above the tree line. Pros: - Massive size for the weight of 2.75kg - Huge vestibule, I have never seen a bigger vestibule on a te...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
January 08, 4:28pm

Icebreaker Superfine 190
I second the above.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
September 06, 1:48am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
Pros: Lots of loft for the 400 grams of total weight. More than a WM Highlight for instance. Cons: Too narrow. Way too narrow to sleep in for me and I like sleeping bags people normally say are too...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 03, 6:17am