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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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Costco readers
the Costco readers (Desgin Optices) are very light- 0.3 oz, but their case is not- 1.2 oz I've been looking for a light case, in the meantime I've been wrapping them w/ a small optic cle...

In Multiple Use Gear » Reading glasses
August 15, 8:51pm

Teva Mush
Teva Mush- Men's size 9, 5.4 oz for the pair- not super light- but very padded and comfy I've thought about dissecting mine- there is a seam where the bottom tread is attached- w/ the tr...

In GEAR » Camp shoes - slip-on, substantial, light
August 15, 5:21pm

nice list
good list :) a few minor possible tweaks ditto on toothpowder DEET you can repackage and carry less sunscreen you can repackage and carry less tenths of oz vs oz's- not a lot of savings...

In Gear Lists » Tetons Gear List
August 14, 6:43pm

1/2 off hard 2 pass
hard 2 pass @ that price :) worse case scenario a guy could probably sell it for a profit

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering Summerlite 150 Dollars at Moosejaw
August 14, 6:14pm

try again! :)
might want to try again- I just got one- 6' left zipper for $150 :) thanks for posting! Mike

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering Summerlite 150 Dollars at Moosejaw
August 14, 5:51pm

20 or 30 degree
I'm a warm sleeper (maybe very warm???)- a 30 ° bag does me well for three seasons in the Rockies (Montana). Most of the higher end 30 ° bags seem to be rated pretty true. As mentioned abo...

In GEAR » 20 degree bag vs. 30 degree bag for 3 season use
August 14, 8:22am

Hi- sent a pm last night on the megalite (didn't see your email addy :)) have now sent email thanks Mike

August 14, 7:31am

update neo air cut
still holding air? (fingers crossed)

In Make Your Own Gear » How to Cut and Reseal a Neoair
August 13, 5:06pm

Cabinet Wilderness North End
this is a relatively unknown and underused area in extreme NW Montana. we took a three day trip last week (8/4-8/6) and thought I'd share my experience the trip was roughly 30 miles, coveri...

In Post-Trip Reports » Cabinet Wilderness North End
August 10, 9:54pm

thanks :) just ordered one for my wife- almost half price!

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Houdini, Nine Trails and other... Sale!
August 10, 6:30pm

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

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