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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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darn- I didn't realize how gorky I looked in that pic btw I'm now selling the jacket in gear trade for only $1100 (paypal gift only)

In GEAR » $1500 HH jacket
January 21, 8:40pm

I figure my 0 kit base weight to be in the 16-18# range (we get plenty of minus whatever weather here, but I usually pass for camping in those conditions- I get plenty of opportunity to work in it ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter multi-day packs
January 21, 7:48pm

car camping
if you're car camping, I say bring it all :) 0 is getting down there, no sense in being miserable- try the POE/ccf combo, if you get too cool add another ccf, that way you'll no for certa...

In Winter Hiking » which pad setup would be warmer?
January 20, 8:55pm

"rugged outer material"
^ looks like they will be using the "heavier" material or something similar :)

In GEAR » All-Season NeoAir Mattress coming
January 20, 5:59pm

Re: Re: pump
Chad- good point, that would be a good reason to have one :)

In GEAR » All-Season NeoAir Mattress coming
January 20, 5:30pm

Re: Waterproof/breathable Specs
I didn't realize that Pertex Shield was at the bottom of the list on waterproofness/breathability- was looking at the Helium hmmmmm

In GEAR » Current Lighweight W/B Jackets
January 20, 1:21pm

I'm also wondering about the pump- if there is no concern w/ syn or down fill, why would you pack the extra weight of a pump, my full length Neo isn't that hard to blow up, maybe the "...

In GEAR » All-Season NeoAir Mattress coming
January 20, 1:03pm

a few more details
weight 18-25 oz depending on size R value 4.9- that's probably a little on the low side for some winter camping, but a thin ccf should make up any deficit

In GEAR » All-Season NeoAir Mattress coming
January 20, 7:47am

A MLD superlight bivy is in the 6-7-ish oz range (you might be able to go lower than that??), I'd imagine that a inner tent (w/ far less netting than a normal inner) is going to come in @ a po...

In GEAR » Bivy vs. solid-fabric inner tent underneath a Duomid, for 0-20F temps
January 19, 7:20pm

on the move
not familiar w/ the Arcteryx line, but yeah a light base layer, a breathable mid layer (that can be added/subtracted) with a windshirt (that can also be added/subtracted) covers you on the move in ...

In Winter Hiking » Gear for 12-Day Backcountry Skiing Course
January 19, 5:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm