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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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lighttek 4
thanks for the review! I currently own a pair of BD alpine carbon cork and am pretty happy w/ them- easy and secure adjustment, good overall stiffness and the straps work well for me, BUT I've...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Trekking Pole Review
July 07, 7:02am

Re: Re: ion
^ I totally agree w/ that assessment, Peak is a nice pack, but it weighs 170% more than the Ion did- don't see how they equate that to a replacement take the Ion- do what a bunch of have don...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Deionization of a Golite Ion Backpack
July 06, 10:05pm

ion
we should all write golite and see if it can stage a comeback- I'd buy another one just to have a spare :)

In Make Your Own Gear » The Deionization of a Golite Ion Backpack
July 06, 8:57pm

sportslick
does sportslick have some anti-fungal properties? I don't think hyropel does, but I can see that as being advantageous

In GEAR » Hydropel vs. Sportslick
July 06, 8:26pm

ion
thanks for everyone who posted to this thread I wish I could show you my own handy work, but I'm not very handy w/ a sewing machine, but this thread gave me lots of good ideas of what I'...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Deionization of a Golite Ion Backpack
July 06, 8:14pm

MYOG
check the MYOG out- there are some recent good ideas for light camp shoes- one is turning an old pair of insoles into a sandal of sorts- the other super ultra light option shown is to take your exi...

In GEAR » Camp Shoes
July 06, 5:23pm

windshirt
^ definitely don't dump the windshirt regardless of your rainwear choice- you'll use it a ton (and hopefully your gear very little! :) )

In GEAR » windshirt + 2 oz poncho on a 30 day hike
July 06, 9:06am

layering
you've got lots to choose from :) my go to setup for the Rockies (albeit WY and MT which should correlate pretty well for CO as well) is as follows top is lightweight long sleeve crew (me...

In Gear Lists » Layering for Colorado Rockies
July 06, 7:12am

hydropel
Can't comment on Sportslick- never tried it, I did have an opportunity to test out Hydropel a couple of weeks ago in the Gila. I purchased a tube (the stuff is $$$$!) because we were going to ...

In GEAR » Hydropel vs. Sportslick
July 05, 5:41pm

advice on a route (found)
thanks- actually got to talk to someone who had covered the route :)

In Philosophy & Technique » advice on a route- map included
July 05, 2:40pm

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

ULA Ohm
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