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Ex-REI Employee
Don't feel bad. On numerous occasions I helped members return items that 'did not live up to expectation' - like the pair of Vasque Sundowners with gaping holes worn through the outs...

In GEAR » REI Return Policy: I feel guilty!
May 09, 7:40pm

Side note to above
It may be worth mentioning (or maybe not) that my undergarment of choice for the past few years has been the Under Armour Boxer Brief. I choose these as the waist band is softer than the Ex-Officio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many BPL'ers wear KILTS?
May 09, 7:21pm

Stillwater Kilts and a replacement for sahalie ultralight tights
So, I pulled the trigger on a Stillwater kilt last week - and just as a previous post hinted at, the shipping time was almost immediate! Great stuff! However, two things compel me to return t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many BPL'ers wear KILTS?
May 09, 6:57pm

Re: Re: SynMat inflation...
Unfortunately, the SynMat I have has the newest valve on it which has no twisty knob sticking out. It's nice because it's a one way affair, but kind of a PITA as the Instaflator will not wo...

In Gear Deals » Instaflators
April 24, 8:36pm

SynMat inflation...
I love the concept of the Istaflator, but is there a hack for filling the Exped SynMat UL? If so, sign me up!

In Gear Deals » Instaflators
April 21, 9:17pm

As a former boot fitter, just my 2 cents worth, I have not had first hand experience with either, but based upon what I see online the Thunder is a clear winner in terms of durability. I love La...

In GEAR » Backpacking Boot- Opinions
April 21, 8:58pm

Re: Quest?
Love my Quest so far. The bottom is the same material as the main body of the bag as near as I can tell...

In GEAR » Basic Pack
April 17, 3:10pm

Lite Hikers
So, For the past couple (few) years, I have been hiking and backpacking in La Sportiva Evo S boots. Not heavy, but decidedly not light. I have always poo pooed the trail runner or lite hiker for...

In GEAR » Help! Afraid of non-traditional hiking boots!
April 17, 3:03pm

Sleeping Mummy?
I don't know what I'd do if I opened my tent and found the mummy awake! That's worse than a bear! (Kidding of course - good luck, hope you find a good bag!)

In Gear Swap » WTB sleeping mummy BAY AREA
April 15, 6:02pm

Just ordered one
Once I get mine, I will post a review on my JMT blog, I too have many of the same questions and will be putting up against the NeoAir which I am currently struggling to love....

In GEAR » Synmat UL7?
April 01, 6:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Holly

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Zelph's Stoveworks SS Starlyte Ultralyte Alcohol Stove
edit - double post due to spotty connection. Sorry!

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 01, 9:21pm

Zelph's Stoveworks SS Starlyte Ultralyte Alcohol Stove
So I have not yet used this stove on the trail, but have done a couple 'back stoop' tests with it. Pasadena is about 850 feet above sea level and the boil times I observed are well within the ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 01, 8:50pm