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"The Right Stuff"
Jay, I was up on Sonora Pass last weekend and got 2-3 hour of heavy rain in the afternoon as well. I had my misgivings about the hole in the Gatewood Cape, but I cinched it up tight and had no ...

In GEAR » The Right Stuff
June 28, 1:02am

"The Right Stuff"
I think I'll stick with my Gatewood Cape. It keeps me dry and bug free for about 22 oz total rain gear and tent.

In GEAR » The Right Stuff
June 27, 10:48pm

Re: "The Right Stuff"
Just for the sake of discussion, how did you arrive at this combination? Why do you have both the SpinnTarp and the Poncho Tarp? I opted for the Gatewood Cape and Serenity Net which is quite a...

In GEAR » The Right Stuff
June 27, 7:56pm

Walking cart
You might be interested in the Morman Handcart Pioneers

In GEAR » Walking cart
June 26, 6:35pm

Re: peak 1 cobra tent still available
I'd be interested in the Peak 1 Cobra if it's the older version with no hoop at the foot end. Can you PM me a picture. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » golite breeze, peak 1 cobra tent for sale
June 26, 6:33pm

GSI Outdoors Cascadian Bowl - web search
There are a variety of very lightweight food storage containers available in supermarket and variety stores that can serve as bowls and weigh less than 1 oz each. They come in a variety of round a...

In GEAR » GSI Outdoors Cascadian Bowl SPOTLITE REVIEW
May 22, 1:34pm

Re: Marmot Hydrogen
Mine has the half zipper.

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32
May 11, 9:50pm

Marmot Hydrogen
I bought this bag in 2006. The one I have weighs 1 lb 6 oz. I've used this bag several times. It's a fine bag and gets me to 30 degrees if I'm wearing pants and a fleece top. I'm...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32
May 10, 11:54pm

Custom Rod
I had a custom rod built by a friend of mine back East. I think he is still building custom rods. I asked for and got a 3 piece 7 ft 3 wt soft action rod which has turned out to be really nice f...

In Fishing » Custom rod
May 09, 11:25pm

Backcountry Cookfires
I'm sorry if I have missed the point or seem to be coming on strong here, but I have to admit I was a bit appalled by the fire rings and the size of the fires shown in this article. I firmly b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Cookfires: Overview and Techniques for Cooking Over an Open Flame
March 20, 12:23am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Gless

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ZPacks Hexamid solo tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:37pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and HexaNet
Seeing the stars at night is one of my favorite parts of backpacking so I wanted a two wall tent, bug net inner and rain fly outer. My first solo UL tent attempt was a Eureka Solitaire ā€“ too hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 17, 11:22pm

Snow Peak LiteMax
Snow Peak LiteMax Stove I bought a Snow Peak LiteMax this spring (2009) to replace my MSR Pocket Rocket and have been really happy with it, having used it for about 20 days now. Pros: 1. W...

In Stoves - Canister
December 06, 11:20pm

Black Diamond Orbit
I saw this advertised in Backpacker Magazine (yes, I still subscribe. Every once in a while I find something useful), and thought Iā€™d check it out. I picked it up at REI since I was going on a hike ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 08, 12:03am

Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I recently bought size small ThermaRest NeoAir Pads for both my wife and I. We were particularly interested in reducing pack weight while retaining or improving comfort. My wife went from a ThermaRe...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 01, 9:55pm

Merrell Chameleon Wrap GoreTex XCR
About twelve years ago as part of my journey to lighten my backpacking load I went from my second pair of Galibier Mountaineering boots (really heavy) to a pair of relatively lightweight Merrell leath...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 24, 10:03pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I've used my BPL Esbit stove for 2-3 day solo trips for two years now. I think its a great compromise of lightweight and efficiency. You do have to recognize the stove's limitations and use ...

In Stoves - Other
February 20, 11:34pm

Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt
I purchased the Jack's R Better Mt. Rogers Quilt in large part based on the review by Shane above. I'd been looking at the possibility of using a quilt to cut weight for some time, and when J...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 17, 12:37am

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It's interesting how some products work for some people and not for others. I've tried the TorsoLite and the POE UberLite. They are just too short for me (I'm 5' 11"). On duff ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 8:55pm

Zpacks Z1
I have to agree with all of Jonathan's comments. I bought this pack after seeing it mentioned on BPL and checking it out on the web. It only took about a week to arrive after I ordered it. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 23, 10:26pm