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I don't know if they ship this particular product to the USA, but has the KSO's and other FiveFinger shoes for $85.

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
April 05, 10:40pm

TarpTent and Six Moon Designs offer double wall tents like the TT Scarp 2 and SMD Haven. Both would be pretty nice.

In GEAR » Ok, honest now, Copper Spur UL2
April 04, 11:28pm

Sorry, I meant Drimove SILK, not Drimove Lite. Drimove Lite is pretty darn light stuff too. They still sell Drimove Lite at 76g for a tee shirt but for 2010 it's called the Wildwood Run top...

In GEAR » Bemoaning UL products not available any more
April 03, 5:38pm

More Info
I thought I'd share some helpful information I got from The helpful customer service rep (Nolan) measured the WM Flash pants and recorded: Small: inseam: 27.5 inches wais...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Down Pants: Light, Warm, and Versatile
April 03, 5:02pm

Putting on
It seems that the amount of time it takes to put them on has a lot to do with your toes. I have small feet (size 40) but my toes are fairly fat for my foot size, so I need to wiggle each toe into i...

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
April 03, 4:54pm

The most I've paid is ~$40/oz and I only approach this level when: 1) The only significant drawback is the cost 2) I really want it For gear that has no significant downside besides cost...

In Multiple Use Gear » $ / oz.
April 03, 4:41pm

I just got from a 2 night, fairly technical 20 mile hiking trip which was my first one wearing the FiveFingers KSO. LIKES: These shoes are comfortable on my feet. There's no rubbing, chaffi...

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
April 03, 4:15pm

Keeping the drafts (aka 'good ventilation) in mind is important. Especially when you are camping with someone who may have a lower discomfort tolerance than you and/or when you are camping in c...

In GEAR » Lookin for a light tent, questions about single wall
April 03, 3:20pm

Kookabay may make you a lighter denier version of that pillow so that it weights just 0.9oz. I just spent 2 nights on mine and it was great. I was surprised how well I slept on it. UL products t...

In GEAR » Bemoaning UL products not available any more
April 03, 3:16pm

Montbell has some good deals at their clearance website. They don't have the 'parka' but they do have the regular jacket ($101), the vest and the 1/2 sleeve jacket. You need to call to ...

In Gear Deals » MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
March 29, 9:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I 4 stars because it's quality construction...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm