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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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TRT Gear List 09
Re: Roger Caffin’s statement that he never steps into the wilderness without a compass, neither do I since I have one of those small, spherical compasses on the lanyard I wear around my neck. It...

In Gear Lists » TRT Gear List 09
June 03, 1:24am

ZPacks Blast 18
Re: stuffing a sleeping bag: I agree it will become more like a ball than when it has plywood in it. But, it won't entirely lose it's 18 X 18 X 2 shape. Right this second I am looking at ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 20, 3:49pm

ZPacks Blast 18
Mr. Valesko, Re: circles and rectangles: I'm sorry, I'm not getting a clear visual image of what you described. (PS, I have nothing against you or your packs, and I have no bias in favor ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 20, 3:06pm

ZPacks Blast 18
Re: "In response to Robert Tangen- There is no such thing as a "rectangular" or "tubular" frameless pack. The shape of the pack is entirely determined by what you put in i...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 20, 10:38am

ZPacks Blast 18
Thanks for the clear and thorough review. FWIW, My 2009 MLD Cuben Revelation does NOT feel like hauling a log, and does not roll and bobble, because the sectional shape is rectangular, not tubular...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 19, 7:48pm

Mt. Whitney
DEATH ON WHITNEY “Wang was cursing as he slipped on his rear down the chute. He was going too fast. Just then, he flipped and tumbled, passing Kozaczek and the other climber. When Wang slammed i...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mt. Whitney
May 07, 9:26pm

Re: Big Agnes
Re: "Stuffing the pad in the sleeve stretches the bag out and makes for a tighter fit than you'd think given the dimensions." I agree.

In GEAR » Big Agnes sleeping bags
March 02, 5:27pm

Down vs Down
I've also noticed that cheap bags for hunters use duck, not goose down. However, the lightest of all, and the most expensive, is down from the Eider duck, so they say. You have to hand-pick t...

In GEAR » Goose down vs Duck down
February 26, 7:57pm

Dome tents
I agree with Roger that there is a lot of fuzzy thinking and vague terminology when it comes to dome tents. The North Face VE 25 is one of the standards on Everest and Denali (so I've been tol...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pitching a Tent in the Snow
February 26, 7:27pm

Pitching in the Snow
Very clear, enjoyable article! Does your wife know that you share your red tunnel tent with that super-model? Or did she drop down from an alien space ship? For me, I use pretzels as deadmen anc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pitching a Tent in the Snow
February 24, 9:02pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm