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Re: HMG UltaMid 2 first impression and pics
FWIW, the Ultamid isn't on the HMG webpage today as an option under "shelters." Discontinued?

In GEAR » HMG UltaMid 2 first impression and pics
June 15, 1:52pm

Re: What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
HMG Porter 4400 (formerly "Expedition"). Great pack that carries very well. I use it when I need the capacity to haul bulky winter loads, or for longer trips. No complaints at all.

In GEAR » What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
June 02, 7:31am

Re: Best Cuben Fiber Pack - 40-50L
I've got the HMG Porter 4400, which I use for winter trips or whenever I need the capacity. It carriesloads very well, and seems quite well built. No complaints.

In GEAR » Best Cuben Fiber Pack - 40-50L
May 26, 6:41am

Re: Another good answer
The Porter 4400 (formerly the Expedition) is useful for more than carrying the stereo and the hibachi. When I head out in the winter the pack is filled with a lot of down clothing and a sleeping b...

In GEAR » HMG vs. Zimmerbuilt
May 25, 9:18pm

Re: JRB vs. Nunatak
I have two Nunatak and one JRB quilts. Of the two companies, I'd give a nod to Nunatak, but it's a matter of degree. If cost is important, the offerings from Enlightened Equipment seem ...

In GEAR » JRB vs. Nunatak
May 03, 3:30pm

Re: Hammocks
"Had a Hennessy and used it for a year. Bought a warbonnet and gave the Hennessy away. The WBBB is FAR superior, try one for one night and you'll be sold." Which model did you have?

In GEAR » Hammock for NH white mountains direttissima 2013 HH Hyperlight vs WBBB???
April 01, 1:14pm

Re: Hammock for NH white mountains direttissima 2013 HH Hyperlight vs WBBB???
I've settled on the Hennessy Deep Jungle Asym Zip, because it comes with a side zip entry, rather than their bottom entry versions, and it has a double bottom where you can store your pad betwe...

In GEAR » Hammock for NH white mountains direttissima 2013 HH Hyperlight vs WBBB???
April 01, 11:47am

Re: Drafts
I used a Nunatak 5F quilt last winter on a trip where it was getting fairly close to 0F. I was sleeping in shelter, and started off with the quilt straps under the pad. As I wad getting cool wit...

In GEAR » Overnight testing experience with down quilt
March 23, 6:03am

Re: Has anyone seam sealed an HMG Expedition
I've never bothered to, and haven't had a problem.

In GEAR » Has anyone seam sealed an HMG Expedition
March 20, 7:36am

Re: It's too warm
"That's the main problem with this parka - too warm If you're in the arctic or climbing Denali or some Himalayan peak, fine, but anything that almost any of us would do, it's ov...

In GEAR » "The Finest Down Parka Ever" (Patagonia)
March 06, 10:32am

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm