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All Forum Posts by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Re: Pack Cover or Pack Liner?
I think it depends on the pack. If the pack is made of a hydrophobic fabric and with few seams, a liner is probably better. If the pack fabric can hold water (even if it's coated and hence waterpro...

In GEAR » Pack Cover or Pack Liner?
March 08, 5:56am

Re: Lightweight and ultralight backpacking in Europe
I’m aware there’s real wilderness up north. I was referring mainly central-south-western Europe, I’m not that sure about the mountains in eastern Europe as wilderness areas, they’re defini...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight and ultralight backpacking in Europe
January 27, 7:42am

Re: Do tarps have limits?
I can relate to what you feel about that certain difficulty to apply others' experiences when those are from a different environment. It's a pity UL is not so much talked about in Europe but it's c...

In GEAR » When do you leave your tarp at home?
January 26, 11:05am

Re: When do you leave your tarp at home?
Anatoly, I think the key difference between America and Europe is that western Eu has no real wilderness. As far as sleeping out goes, this means you have to do it high in the mountains or else ...

In GEAR » When do you leave your tarp at home?
January 26, 6:51am

Re: Softshell as the consummate all-purpose pants
agree, too, on the Scholler dryskin as being a great choice for winter but I've found at least one situation where I didn't like their performance: on wet snow, wet weather, wet everything, I had v...

In GEAR » Bottoms layering schemes
January 19, 6:23am

Backpacking Scotland - Dealing With the Wet and Cold (Photo Essay & Gear List)
The highland moors are a place where I'd still take a pair of waterproof shoes or something waterproof for the feet. It's like walking on a sponge. It's very wet and chilly, I don't think there's ...

In GEAR » Backpacking Scotland - Dealing With the Wet and Cold (Photo Essay & Gear List)
January 18, 2:51pm

Re: turning trekking poles into a real tripod?
the idea is obvious but if you want it to work properly (easy to assemble-disassamble, stable) there's some work to do. My idea was just as you describe. I started from a regular tripod (not a expe...

In Photography » turning trekking poles into a real tripod?
January 17, 7:36am

Nano fabric seam sealing
Fiber-reinforced mylar film, how are we supposed to seam seal this thing?

In GEAR » Nano fabric seam sealing
January 12, 7:01am

Re: Re: Komperdell Umbrella Staff
Hiking poles are such a fun thing to play with. I've tried quite a few of the uses you mention. The umbrella thing is by far the easiest implementation of them all. I broke the umbrella handle by a...

In GEAR » Who uses/hates the umbrella?
January 04, 6:36am

Re: condensation inside PacLite?
When biking, the arms are most exposed to the wind and convective heat loss, maybe that's why your insensible perspiration condensed there where the shell fabric had a lower temperature

In GEAR » condensation inside PacLite?
December 09, 4:42am

All Reader Reviews by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Golite Hex 3
Not a full review but just a small addition on what's already been said regarding winter use. While skis make for wonderful stakes on deep snow, unfortunately the tie out loops at the end of the 6 mai...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 7:47am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I was torn between Ghost and Alpinist before ordering and eventually ordered something in between, quite like the former X from BMW. It has the loft of the Ghost with the dimensions of the Alpinist an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 05, 11:08am