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Re: UL Wind/rain pants - which would you choose?
I don't know about your area much, but for temps 30*F and above in rain I use a wind pant, not a rain pant. Rain pants just don't breathe well enough for my hiking exertion level at those t...

In GEAR » UL Wind/rain pants - which would you choose?
June 12, 3:56pm

Re: iPhone GPS
A data plan is not required to use an iPhone, so it is indeed way cheaper. Unlocked versions will abound shortly after launch, just like the first version. (Unless they've figured out how to bl...

In GEAR » New iPhone has GPS!
June 10, 10:29am

Re: Tarp Setup, No Poles - Techniques
NM. Ho-hum.

In GEAR » Tarp Setup, No Poles - Techniques
June 07, 10:23pm

Re: Tarp Setup, No Poles - Techniques
Mike, Plenty of rain this trip, no problem, bivy took care of any water below. I don't think it matters where one hikes really (limited to NA I quess), but hikers have done triple crowns, yo...

In GEAR » Tarp Setup, No Poles - Techniques
June 07, 2:31pm

Tarp Setup, No Poles - Techniques
I'm interested in learning more techniques, tips or strategies that you use with a tarp with no dedicated poles or trekking poles. I personally don't use trekking poles much, and I don&#...

In GEAR » Tarp Setup, No Poles - Techniques
June 07, 12:45pm

Re: Anyone iterested in a lightly used G6?
Mark, I'll take it if G6 is the same as the Whisper. PM Sent. Jhaura

In Gear Swap » Anyone iterested in a lightly used G6?
June 03, 4:51pm

Re: please post your "Sub-5" lists
Here's mine: sub-5 gearlist with dedicated raingear, super warm mittens and socks, insulated jacket, no cook - plus a full length pad!

In Gear Lists » please post your "Sub-5" lists
June 02, 9:35pm

Re: gear spreadsheet?
Dave, You might like this one: I can give you a copy of it your interested, from which you could input your own gear. Email m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » gear spreadsheet?
June 02, 1:32pm

Re: Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
Bill, you sure know how to spur a good thread! Good to see you posting again. I have to respectfully disagree with the practice of wearing gear and not counting it as *base weight*. Lower weight...

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
June 01, 6:36pm

Fenix LOD Super Clip and Mods
Looking at making a better clip for my Fenix LOD AAA pen light, I combined the OEM metal clip with the bottom half of an extra Photon Freedom Micro clip. Total weight of clip is 0.185 oz. Also, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fenix LOD Super Clip and Mods
May 29, 8:32pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm