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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks ground sheets
These have stand-up edges, forming a little bathtub. They're sold sepatately.

In GEAR » Bivy inside a Mid Shelter or Ground Sheet?
August 27, 1:09pm

Does this mark the end of still photography?
On this site's "Post Trip Reports" section, there is a great 4 minute video, labeled "Greenland." Maybe only Art Wolfe will be allowed to publish still photos with the humo...

In GEAR » Does this mark the end of still photography?
August 23, 3:28pm

Lightning protection
I wrote: "...assume the squat on a foam pad under a tarp or inside a tent? In both cases, the shoe soles are providing protection from a lightning hit, but with a squat, the foam pad adds anot...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 21, 4:02pm

Arc Blast is vertical?
Re: "External pack frames, which one can argue are the best for transferring weight to the hips have completely vertical frames. Completely vertical." Even the Zpacks Arc Blast?

In GEAR » Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
August 20, 1:43pm

Encapsil Down
From the interweb: "Patagonia is using its new down in one garment this season—the Encapsil Down Belay Jacket. Designed for alpinists who deal with the world’s worst weather and who hav...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
August 15, 2:39pm

No arrest on ice
From Jeff Lowe's video series on ice climbing: "No one can self arrest on ice."

In GEAR » Learning how to use an ice axe this winter near Asheville
August 12, 3:47pm

World's lightest tent?
From John Abela’s gear lists: “ZPacks Hexamid Pocket Tarp 8.606 oz With bug net and stuffsack” [I think he may have special ordered a mesh sewn onto the “emergency” tarp called a “Po...

In GEAR » Tarp + Bivy weight savings, what am I missing?
August 12, 3:42pm

Squat on foam under a tarp or inside a tent?
Aaron said: “How is setting up a tent and getting in supposed to help you in lightning? You keep moving.” Previously, Hobbes said: “…lay out a CCF pad & assume "the position&qu...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 08, 3:48pm

Why short to long socks?
In the start photo, both are wearing short socks. In the finish photo, one is wearing long socks. Are those support socks? Anti-scratch socks?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 06, 3:42pm

David Chenault: watched him naked while wearing his pack?
I'm no expert, but can you really tell his pack is too small unless you (1) see him naked while wearing the pack or (2) feel under his pack hip belt while he's wearing it? I don't real...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 06, 1:16pm

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