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If you go to the Ohm page there are new pictures up and the specs have been adjusted accordingly. The new hipbelt has non-removable hipbelt pockets and it weighs 22.6 oz (med) plus options. I think...

June 03, 10:55pm

You can find them on eBay for $349 Buy it Now. Sometimes you'll find them a bit less ($300+) on a private auction listing and of course used ones would be less still.

In GEAR » MSR Carbon Reflex 1
June 03, 10:44pm

What to wear on your feet is a tough issue. I haven't done the WCT but I've done the JDF trail twice which is similar. I don't think waterproof footwear is a good idea because most like...

In Gear Lists » WCT 2010 Gear List
June 03, 10:35pm

I've got a Ziplock container sorta like the one shown but it's square and 2.5 cups. It weighs 0.83oz with the rim. I'll probably chop off the rim and see how light it gets. I've ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Food Bowl/ Water Trowel= .5oz
June 03, 10:21pm

UL frames
Your two lightest options are: Gossamer Gear Gorilla (~24oz) ULA Ohm (22.6oz) inc. Both are lighter than your Jam2, have a frame and similar volume. I used to have a Jam2 and I currently have...

In GEAR » Lightweight Pack With Fram
June 03, 12:14pm

I looked at that MEC tarp last summer but it's heavier than need be because it uses heavier nylon that normal silnylon. IIRC, it's 70d nylon and normal silnylon is 30D. A tarp like this ...

In GEAR » Some Thoughts
June 03, 12:12pm

The versatility of being able to use it with or without the liner is nice, but if you are going to use it with the liner most of the time then why not get a tent with full double wall protection fo...

In GEAR » ultralight tent decision???
June 02, 12:41am

I'll try to explain it.....the frame is essentially as you describe it. There's two straight rods going up from where the hipbelt wings attach to the pack, and then there is a curved arch p...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst
June 02, 12:24am

Nice scoop.

In Gear Deals » 30% off @ Golite
June 01, 5:32pm

Re: RE: UL backpack
"Check out the Sea To Summit silnylon backpack. 2.7 oz. or something like that for 20L." +1 These are great. They pack down super small (fist sized or less) and the weight is unbeat...

In GEAR » UL packable backpack
June 01, 2:40pm

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 4 stars because it's quality construction...

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
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 the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

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