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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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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

Fleece cap
Re: " I was fine but I wished I had brought a fleece cap. Mine weighs 14.3 oz and packs down extremely small." I can see how a fleece cap that weighs 14.3 oz would add substantial warmth...

In GEAR » MontBell Thermal Sheet Users
February 09, 8:11pm

Denali or Aconcaugua?
I haven't climbed either one, but my impression is that Acancaugua (as you know, one of the 7 summits) is a better first big mountain than Denali. Although A is about 2,000 feet higher, since ...

In Winter Hiking » Considering a Nunatak Raku
January 10, 12:32pm

Buying an Everest Suit
I'm not worried about the price, because I'm just day-dreaming, and I'm not in imminent danger of starting an expedition. Do you have access to Everest videos, thru a library or other?...

In Winter Hiking » Considering a Nunatak Raku
January 10, 7:48am

Raku in 3 modes
Huzefa: How about this for a multi-use garment: a Raku that has been modified like that convertible half-bag you referred to, and also deliberately designed so that the opened legs can be rolled u...

In Winter Hiking » Considering a Nunatak Raku
January 09, 6:05pm

Big Mountain Gear
My system can't PM, but just for trivia information, did you know that Ed Viesturs had a system just for that part of the climb above 7,000 meters, namely, he and his partner would wear their M...

In Winter Hiking » Considering a Nunatak Raku
January 08, 10:07pm

Raku
I like your design ideas, and was just looking for something exiting in the way of design. I noticed that you want to do the 7 summits in UL style, and thought you might be planning something for ...

In Winter Hiking » Considering a Nunatak Raku
January 08, 7:58pm

Raku vs Down Suit
Huzefa: Have you done any re-designing of the hooded body suit used by Everest climbers?

In Winter Hiking » Considering a Nunatak Raku
January 07, 8:02pm

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