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Re: Re: GoLite Ultra 20 loft?
Oops OKAY, Thanks Aaron

In GEAR » GoLite Ultra 20 loft?
January 14, 5:54pm

GoLite Ultra 20 loft? Looks like a bit of a Nunatak Arc knockoff, but they say it's "comforter style" bag, with 5" loft at 540 grams. Something does...

In GEAR » GoLite Ultra 20 loft?
January 14, 5:34pm

Re: Western better made
I have never used an FF bag, but I can't imagine any bag would be better made than WM, although they may be equal. I have used or owned 7 WM bags in my 30 years of hiking, everyone manufacture...

In GEAR » Bags-Feathered Friends or Western Mount.?
January 14, 5:28pm

Re: Upper layering System-thoughts?
Since you already have the DriClime, this comment won't be much use to you, but...I had a DriClime for a while and eventually swapped it for a Montane Aero Smock (83 grams) plus A Mont Microfle...

In GEAR » Upper layering System-thoughts?
January 14, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Sleeping Bag or Quilt - When Weight & Loft are the Same!
The website SAYS the bag has 2.5 inch baffles. This implies that it should be that thickness all around, including the bottom. I don't know if the bag has side baffles to stop the down from m...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 14, 1:35pm

Re: Sleeping Bag or Quilt - When Weight & Loft are the Same!
Definitely worth emailing Tom. It may be a difference in construction, ie a quilt is not likely to be cut differentially (unless you make a special request), but the mummy is likely to have a diff...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 14, 12:55pm

Re: Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
John There is a thread here [] that should answer most of your questions. I think you&#...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 14, 11:21am

Re: Thanks
Intersting comment about the galvaized fumes. It would have never occurred to me. All I meant about the beer can being the 'weak link' is that there isn't much weight savings going ...

In GEAR » Solid fuel users
January 13, 6:56pm

Re: More Quilt Questions
"2. When the straps on the bottom of the Nunatak Arc quilts are fastened in "cold weather" mode - how hard is it for a side sleeper to turn over onto their other side ?" I th...

In GEAR » Quilts
January 13, 6:13pm

Caldera Cone
4-6 cups of water is quite posible with the Caldera Cone system. This comes complete with a stove that will hold more than enough fuel to do the job, and is almost impossible to tip over. It is m...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 13, 6:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Lynn Tramper

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Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
First of all, apologies for cross-posting this review. I initially put it n the cookware category and can't move it (Mods feel free to delete the other review). I have been using this cook syst...

In Stoves - Other
October 18, 12:50pm

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
I want to love this pack, I really do. It is comfortable, it is roomy enough for most trips, it fits well, carries heavier laods well, and has all the feature I could want in a pack (I got extra poc...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
October 17, 7:17pm

Trail designs SideWinder
I have been using this cook system for the last few months, and it is by far the best offering that the folks at Trail Designs has yet come up with. My system is designed to fit around, AND in th...

In Cookware - Other
October 17, 6:53pm

Packa s/m 2008 model
I thought it better to keep the Packa reviews in one place, so this applies to the 2009 medium/large Packa. To be honest, I wanted a Roger Caffin style poncho, but could see it was going to take me m...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 18, 1:57pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
I use these for around camp and sleep wear, so have not (yet) had any problems with durability. For my main use they are simply brilliant. This merino is the frist wool I've found that isn't...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 18, 12:23pm

Trail Designs Caldera Keg
This cool little cookset is just perfect for my solo trips. "The lightest , most stable, wind resistant, and efficient cooking system you can buy." says the Trail Designs website, and I don...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:41pm

Antigravity Gear 2 liter pot
I also have the anodised version of this pot. True about the slippery issue, but a few seconds with and orbital sander on the bottom solved the problem. I have used this pot for several years fo...

In Cookware - Other
January 15, 6:34pm

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
I have carried this "stove" for 14 nights in the field now, and it has become my go-to stove. Even after 7 days of continuous rain, I was able to find enough dry-ish wood to cook AND have a ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 15, 6:25pm

Backpacking Light FeatherLite Vapor Mitts
Please note: I am reviewing the 2005 version of this glove. I found the basic design/shape of this glove to be good (I like the gauntlet style), but the insulation was a joke. Extremely flat, low l...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 07, 6:27pm

BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants
These are my all time favourites. They've kept me comfortable in everything from snowboarding to windswept ridge hikes to calm and hot uphill hikes. They are comfortable, light, and dry in an in...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 11:58am