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This is definately a neat item. It makes me want to get into fly fishing.

In GEAR » Titanium Goat Tenkara Rod
February 13, 1:09pm

I'm surprised MLD isn't already using caps like this. It seems like a nice finishing touch that is virtually weightless. I do appreciate the new bungee clips that MLD is using though. I ima...

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 13, 12:27pm

Lunar Duo
The main difference between the Haven and Lunar Duo is that the the Haven is a full double wall design instead of single wall. So that protects you from condensation on the inside of the outer wall...

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs 2-person Haven
February 13, 12:23pm

I grabbed some off of my DaKine skiing pack. You'll often see these caps on packs from major manufacturers that use bungee cordage. The stuff sack that came with my G3 climbing skins also had c...

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 13, 12:17pm

Re: Re: Volume
"Hey Dan! Did you add the sternum strap to the Revelation? A great addition if so!" Yup, my Revelation breaks down like this: MLD Revelation Pack: 6.4oz MLD Sternum Strap: 0.6oz ...

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 13, 11:48am

Re: Murmur and Burn
"I think you guys can expect a “Gossamer Gear Murmur Vs. Mountain Laurel Design Burn” thread in the near future." The Murmur is sold only in 30D silnylon fabric (think tent fabric)...

In GEAR » Recommended packs smaller than the Golite Jam
February 13, 11:39am

The Haven looks amazing as I expected. Details on the Haven took so long that I ended up buying a used Refuge X, but if I do go back to a double wall tent this will be it. Regarding the weight i...

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs 2-person Haven
February 13, 11:28am

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

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