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Re: Slow server?
It's not a bandwidth problem, but we are aware of it and will be taking steps to address it very soon. Don

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Slow server?
June 04, 8:24am

Re: Durable, quickdrying windshirt?
The ArcTeryx Squamish would be a great choice if looking for a durable, light, off-trail windshirt. Don

In GEAR » Durable, quickdrying windshirt?
May 26, 7:43am

Re: Transportation Question: Whitney Portal to Onion Valley?
The owner of the Courthouse Hotel in Independence will also shuttle you to Onion Valley. It's easy to hitch from the Portal to Independence, then shuttle to Onion Valley. Also, there was ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transportation Question: Whitney Portal to Onion Valley?
May 17, 3:51pm

Re: Search Condensation
Tim - I suspect the article your are looking for is the Single Wall Shelter Condensation Factors and Tips article by Will Rietveld. Don

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 11, 10:15am

Re: sticky threads
Hey all - Search improvements are #1 on our list of priorities for the site, and we're actively working on it now. Don

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 10, 7:14pm

BPL Classics - We want your input
Hi everyone - We are planning to create a page that indexes the BPL Classic articles. Most of you know what these are - the classic articles that set BPL apart and make it a unique resource fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 10, 10:50am

Re: Extremists
Right on, Roman. Regardless of how you label them, the folks at the extremes are in the epicenter of innovation. MAybe not all those ideas make it into the mainstream, but plenty do. I&#...

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 08, 12:48pm

Re: Compression of .mov files
Ummm, Casey, it appears that your wife and son are about to be atacked by an Imperial Storm Trooper. Rough neighborhood.

In Photography » Compression of .mov files
April 22, 9:11am

Re: country of origin? and windshell question
Roleigh - I have not used the Montane Aero, though I have used other Montane wind shirts. It is probably fairly similar to those I listed - but I would put it into a different comparison group s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Arc'Teryx Squamish WindShell Review
April 09, 9:02pm

Re: can Don Wilson name the other Windshells < 5 oz
Hi Roleigh - Sure, I can name a couple. The two other windshells that I am most familiar with, and that are most comparable to the Squamish, are the Patagonia Houdini and the GoLite Ether. Bot...

In Editor's Roundtable » Arc'Teryx Squamish WindShell Review
April 08, 11:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Wilson

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Western Mountaineering SummerLite
Agreed. A superb bag - at the top of the pile for light mummy bags. See our review at:

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 21, 10:57am

Nike Lava Dome
Thanks for that blast from the past Randy. I wore a pair of Lava Domes for several years, including over 20 days of climbing on El Cap in Yosemite. Nothing is tougher on shoes than time spent aid cli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 27, 7:20pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
His writing is unforgettable. In The Man Who Walked Through Time he describes a day spent lying naked on a beach along the Colorado, in a remote section of the Grand Canyon. I'll never forget his desc...

In Books and Media
November 21, 9:56pm

Montane Featherlite H2O
This jacket certainly caught our attention at BPL. We recently obtained a test sample from Montane and we'll be doing a full review. I'm anxious to get in into some nasty conditions. If it even has re...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 3:56pm

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
I agree but of note for potential buyers - the XL is 13 ounces, more additional weight than I would have expected. But it is an excellent jacket. I'm still giving it a 5 also.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 29, 1:27pm

GoLite Virga
We'll be taking a closer look at the Virga in the near future. But the prototype version we tested was an exceptionally light jacket at 6 ounces, and performed reasonably well. It is lacking in du...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 24, 8:24pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
Hope you all have seen our SPOTLITE review of the SkahaPlus, published last December. The Skaha is really a superb performer in loft per weight. And the new optional features give you a chance to mak...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 01, 11:41am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I've had mine for 6 months or so. I find I use it more than any other piece of insulating clothing. I've used it in the desert, mountains, rain forest - you name it. It stuffs easily into its own pock...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 07, 5:27pm