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Sieto van der Heide (Sieto) - BPL Guest

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About Me I am an amateur mountaineer and aspiring ultralight backpacker. Visit my blog at
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All Forum Posts by Sieto van der Heide

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Vaude tent
Vaude (a German brand) makes a nice lightweight tent, the 'Vaude Hogan Ultralight Argon' (quite a mouth-full). It's a 1+ to 2 person, 4 season tent. Weight is 1500 grams (3 pounds, 5 ou...

In GEAR » Which Lightweight Tent
June 19, 12:38pm

I've also bought a bunch of stuff from UOG, among which a special order. Mark is very quick to reply to emails and I find the website very informative. For all european people on BPL, UOG is hi...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outdoor Gear in the UK
June 18, 7:06am

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack
Maybe this is an option: the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack Its a mix between a stuffbag and a backpack. When not used as daypack its usable as...

In GEAR » Collapsible 20-25l daypack
June 13, 11:57am

Airco in a t-shirt
I've had really good results with wearing a Brynje Super-thermo l/s shirt (this is a mesh, or fishnet, type of shirt) with a very light shirt over that (to keep things decent because of the fis...

In GEAR » Best next-to-skin layer
June 11, 2:44am

70l as carry-on
I recently used my 70l GoLite Pinnacle as carry-on, though not entirely full. If you keep the total volume in your pack below 35/40l and within acceptable dimenstions, you should be fine. Make sure...

In GEAR » France for 10 days- question about packing
June 06, 6:09am

lightweight L/S tee
For a lightweight L/S tee you could look at the Rab Aeon l/s tee. SPF 30, weight around 4.5 oz. I own a s/s version but have a l/s on order. I can recommend the s/s version, l/s should be goot also.

In Gear Lists » AT Thru Hike 2011 or 2012 Gear List
June 06, 5:46am

Fizan Compact Trekking Poles
I own the Fizan Compact Trekking Poles. I bought them at Here's a link to the product on their site (is that allowed? I'm not affiliated with the company): http...

In GEAR » Help! Pick my trekking poles!
June 06, 3:34am

Fizan Poles
I own a pair Fizan poles. They're three sections, max. length about 130cm's i think. You'll like the weight; around 160 grams (about 5.5 oz) for one pole. Fizan is an Italian brand, wh...

In GEAR » Help! Pick my trekking poles!
June 05, 2:51pm

Demand Pull-on
I own both the Rab Demand pull-on (eVent) and the Rab Alpine pull-on (Pertex Equilibrium). Both are nice jackets, but they have in common that they are close-fitting around the shoulders. I also ow...

In GEAR » First Ascent BC-200, Rab Demand Pull-on
June 04, 1:07pm

Sorry to post in an older thread... I saw the NeoAir in your list and was wondering how it performed on Denali. Did it provide enough insulation? Dit you have any problems with it, for instance, wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Denali Light: The 2009 Attempt
March 06, 11:03am

All Reader Reviews by Sieto van der Heide

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MLD Super Exodus
The same review, with better lay-out and pictures can be found at my personal blog: This is a review of my Mountain Laurel Designs Super Exodus (2010) backpack, after a fai...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 26, 3:15am

Extremities Lightweight Guide Glove
They're light: my size XL's weigh only 58 grams. They're windproof, because of the Windstopper fabric on the back. They're durable, because of the Pittards leather palm. They'...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 27, 9:29am

Rab Aeon Tee
Recently bought a Rab Aeon Tee (s/s). It's very light, Rab's website lists it at 95 grams, while on my scales it's 86 grams (3 oz). It doesn't wet out very fast, but if it does, it dri...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 06, 5:40am

Haglofs Treble Hood / Treble Vest
I wore a Haglofs Treble Hood almost all the time during my Aconcagua climb. The hood shielded my face from the sun when needed and provided warmth higher up. The combination of fleece and PS makes i...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 06, 5:32am