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Costco Cheap Carbon Trekking Poles
Not only lost this argument, but the nails keep being driven into the coffin. But will crack the coffin lid, and just croak that good filament wound carbon tubes are way better than cheap carbon, ...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
June 21, 9:52pm

Camp Shoes
So why don't folks follow Roger's advice and use trail shoes in camp? Best guess is they muck up the trail shoes and get them sopped, or they don't fit well in the first place, or both...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 21, 9:21pm

Lite Trail Bags
Tried the Lite Trail bags, suspended from a tree inside a stuff sack. Bags were double sealed. Large critters) pulled them down and ate the bait (sardines, suet).

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 8
June 21, 8:27pm

15-20D silnylon
Extrem Textil has a 20D silnylon that it rates at 2000mm HH - Comes in 3 colors, and weighs 1.16 osy (my scale). Overseas shipping by ET has improved greatly and it now takes credit cards without ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone used Siltaffeta
May 13, 6:34pm

bleach purifier
Probably a non sequitur. Note: The seminal "Backpacker" article on water treatments advised that chlorine does not work on cryptosporidia, and that Iodine does.

In GEAR » Bleach for water treatment question
March 03, 11:46pm

Voormi, Max, not Vroomi, dang it!
Gore is working on it, too, and eventually, someone may do it. But by then, who will buy it? It will be the boy who cried wolf all over again.

In GEAR » Here it is... The Next Fabric
March 03, 11:41pm

Revisiting K P's Thread
First, re: "Am I the only one noticing a concerning level of emotion regarding how other people chose to spend their money enjoy the outdoors?" I suppose you could direct that comment ...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 03, 11:26pm

Re: Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
Can't imagine making a tie-out without a reinforcement patch. It is so easy with Sil Glue and following the article here on BPL. Oops, remembered that Roger asked for pictures. Unfortunate...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
March 03, 10:19pm

Re: Cuben backpack from Ferrino
Probably a great pack for carrying all the weight on the shoulders. But not for bearing as much a possible of it on the hips and not the spine.

In GEAR » Cuben backpack from Ferrino
February 28, 8:33pm

OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
My MB spiral down hugger is several years old, and is kept in a big net bag, uncompressed at all times except when in my pack and I'm moving on foot. Was concerned, after the super BPL review,...

In GEAR » OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
February 28, 8:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am