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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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women's prolite plus
wow!- their r value is 4.6 vs 3.8 for the men's prolite plus- the 66" length is pretty decent too

In GEAR » Best Pad Combo for R-value 5+?
December 24, 3:29pm

for myself, I'm shooting for ~ r5 for 0-ish temps (Lithium bag), if it's forecasted to be colder I won't go :) just looked up the Solar- looks pretty good

In GEAR » Best Pad Combo for R-value 5+?
December 24, 3:24pm

wind pro needle valve
thanks Roger- looks like the wind pro has a small roll pin that has to be removed <-- searching for small roll pin punch :) Merry Christmas to you as well!

In Winter Hiking » MSR windpro in the snow
December 24, 12:56pm

stripping needle valve
Roger how do you go about removing the needle valve (don't won't to break anything :))? thanks Mike

In Winter Hiking » MSR windpro in the snow
December 24, 11:33am

neo + nightlight is right at 5.0 (some are putting a 1/8 thinlight under the neo- neo sandwich :)) which gives some protection underneath and additional r value

In GEAR » Best Pad Combo for R-value 5+?
December 24, 8:16am

if your looking for something for boiling (I use the 450 single as my primary solo pot), four dog stoves sells ti lids that look like they come from the factory :) for drinking- the SP ones will...

In GEAR » Snow Peak 450ml mug lid
December 24, 8:12am

yeah I'm 6' and i can fit into it OK, definitely could be a little longer

In GEAR » Better thermal blanket.?
December 23, 7:10pm

nice review and nice piece of gear, too bad the temps didn't go a little lower- I'm more concerned w/ temps on the low end vs high end

In Editor's Roundtable » High Gear ATF8 Multi-Function Device
December 23, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Free Shipping
it was $50 plus for me- maybe something new now??? my total was $55 :) R1 balaclava and a pack of MSR Groundhog stakes- basically got the stakes for free I believe the coupon went out to fol...

In Gear Deals » $20 Gift Certificate
December 23, 5:43pm

r value
whoops- missed it :) interesting on the r value-appears the reflective stuff was more than just marketing hype as it evidently adds 0.5 r value, not a lot- but ballpark the equivalent of adding...

In GEAR » Video Review - New Thermarest Neoair Trekker sleeping pad
December 23, 5:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm