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You're right that the fill power is not the most likely explanation. The difficulty in measuring loft, baffle design, or the cut of the bag all seem like more plausible explanations.

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Minim 400 Sleeping Bag Review
February 11, 6:20pm

A 1.5oz cuben version of the Burn sounds phenomenal. Should be in the 5-6oz range.

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 10, 9:41pm

MLD Hipbelt Pockets
I have two MLD hipbelt pockets for sale. They are brand new. I've just decided to go with the shoulder strap pockets instead. Retail price is $19 x 2 + shipping. I'd like to get $30 shipped...

In Gear Swap » MLD Hipbelt Pockets
February 10, 8:58pm

Volume is up on the site now: From MLD site: • Total Maximum Volume: 1950ci main pack / 2200ci using extension collar • Minimum Volume: 1200ci with compression bungees engaged. • Main...

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 10, 8:35pm

FWIW, here are my measured weights: 1) DriDuck pants: 115g (men's medium) 2) Old style (w/o ankle zip) GoLite Reed pants: 112g (women's large which fits like a men's medium). 3...

In Gear Deals » Golite Deals
February 10, 8:30pm

It's not freestanding, but the Six Moon Designs Vamp appears to be a great tent that meets all of your other requirements and it's super light (27oz) for a double wall tent. I imagine that ...

In GEAR » Tent Decision...
February 10, 6:49pm

Something seems a bit strange to me. It seems surprising that having 400g (14.1 oz) of 800fp down only results in a single layer loft of 2.6". How is it that the GoLite Adrenaline bag manages ...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Minim 400 Sleeping Bag Review
February 10, 6:37pm

Reed vs. DriDucks
I have both the Reed and DriDuck pants. The DriDuck pants have very wide legs and a baggy cut, whereas the Reed pants fit more like normal rain pants which I like. The Reed pants also seem a bit mo...

In Gear Deals » Golite Deals
February 10, 6:31pm

Yeah this is a good sale. There seems to be some sought after stuff here like Reed pants and the silk DriMove tees. Sizing is more limited that it initially appears but there is still some good ...

In Gear Deals » Golite Deals
February 10, 6:03pm

Re: Re: compensation
"Dan....the impression I got was your condemnation of him for something that he didn't actually do. Pretty strongly worded IMO" You're right. My bad. I got overly worked up thi...

In GEAR » SMD Lunar Solo E misinformation/copyright infringement
February 09, 12:36pm

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