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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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FS: New Exped DownMat UL7 M
Alright price drop to $175 shipped (USA/Canada) or we can work out a trade for a SynMat UL7 M. So new its never been out of the sack (yes it's killing me).

In Gear Swap » FS: New Exped DownMat UL7 M
October 16, 8:17pm

FWIW, my older generation CP2 poles don't rattle (unless it's so minor I just haven't noticed). As you mention, the CP2/3's are noticeably lighter than the ACC's - they feel muc...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 10, 8:32pm

Z poles
I've only walked around the store with the BD Z poles, so my experience is very limited. The pair I used had some slop in the joints, so they felt more flexy than they probably were. If memo...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 10, 5:52pm

CP3 vs LT4 vs BD ACC
How do you think the sturdiness/quality of the FL2 poles compare to more robust CF poles such as the BD Alpine Carbon Corks? You're asking the the right guy because I've also owned the B...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 10, 4:36pm

Locus Gear CP3 FL
"How did you swap the LT4 grips onto to LG FL2 poles?" It's easiest if you remove the lower 2 sections so you're just dealing with the upper. Step one is to get the Locus Gear ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 09, 6:36am

"Anyone know how the Locus Gear poles compare to LT4s in terms of stiffness?" The Locus Gear poles are noticeably stiffer. I've got both. They also pack quite a bit shorter. The LT...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 08, 8:34pm

"I'm trying to avoid the extra cost and weight associated with an inner net" You can get a solo inner for 7-10oz, which sounds like it's not much heavier than perimeter netting...

In GEAR » BUg protection in Mids
October 08, 8:27pm

Cuben is thinner but I find silnylon packs smaller. Maybe it's because cuben retains some 3D wrinkles or maybe I'm just packing the silnylon more aggressively. I go easy on cuben when I pac...

In Make Your Own Gear » Which Packs Smallest - Silnylon or Cuben?
October 06, 12:42pm

Wind River
Excellent photos and write up. Tough but awesome. Thanks Rog.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Wind River Range Beatdown
October 06, 12:39pm

I find the SynMat UL7 much more comfortable than the NeoAir. I used the NeoAir for 2 seasons and it was alright, but I sleep much better on the SynMat. I attribute it to the vertical baffles and th...

In GEAR » Sleep comfort: Neoair Alternative?
October 04, 6:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I five stars because it's quality construct...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is t...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm