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Re:New Olympus TG 1-iHS camera
Hi Eric, This is over in the photography section if its of any help: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=63852

In GEAR » New Olympus TG 1-iHS camera
July 15, 9:41pm

re: Tyvec, polycryo, or nothing
My vote is in favor of bringing nothing extra. I've owned and used the BASL2 tent in the past (prior model, not current 2012) and I believe that you do not need a groundcloth. IIRC, the new ...

In GEAR » Tyvec, polycryo, or nothing
July 10, 6:29pm

Re: OLY TG1
Hi Rick, Wondering if you have any follow-up on this neat little number? Specs certainly intrigue... TIA

In Photography » Olympus TG1
July 05, 8:58am

HMG Porter and hydration port = Yes
Hi Curtis, I've had two Porters that have had hydration ports on them per request. I believe that the good folks over at HMG would accommodate if one were so inclined for such a thing.

In GEAR » How do you pack without pockets?
July 01, 8:36pm

Re: Need help finding backpack a company...
goruck ? https://www.goruck.com/

In GEAR » Need help finding backpack a company...
June 30, 6:35pm

Another harness option - Mammut Zephir Altitude
At ~7.5oz bit heavier than the Alp95, but lighter than the Air CR, and somewhere in between in terms of function. It is more comfortable than the BD Couloir for a similar weight. It is also very c...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Climbing harness
June 21, 11:34am

RE: CAFFIN tents
That is awesome, Roger! Congrats are in order - can't wait to see em.

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 07, 6:58pm

synmat ul7 at 20 degrees F is pushing it
We all have our own comfort levels regarding pads and temperature, I do realize. Given this and other factors, I have found the synmat UL7 to be inadequate in that sub 30 degree F range. If you...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 05, 6:44pm

Re: Re: New HMG Summit Pack maybe coming soon?
As an owner and supporter of multiple HMG items, specifically their Ice Pack, Porter Pack, and Stuff Pack, I put in a request recently for a hybrid of their Metro Pack and the Porter. As both a cl...

In GEAR » New HMG Summit Pack maybe coming soon?
May 31, 10:14am

re:pillows
I have 2 MB pillows available in great condition (lightly used one season) with stuff sacks and repair kits if you are interested. You do not have PM's set up - do you have an email that you...

In Gear Swap » Wtb Montbell ul sleeping pad + 2 connecting pillows
April 27, 11:32am

All Reader Reviews by Nicholas Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm