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Small Gear
I'm mainly looking for more ways to flesh out the functionality of my gear list (but shaving weight is always good too). Lately I've found that a few small items I've added have made a ...

In Gear Lists » Gotta Spend More Money
December 18, 1:44pm

"mountain laurel designs has dyneema ones w/ a water resistant zipper. Should survive against all situations short of falling into a river. A lil on the steep side though at 19 dollars a pop&q...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets
December 18, 1:30pm

Good cashmere is really pricey. It would help if you had an idea what these will cost. My wife works at a Cashmere store that sells $700 men's sweaters. The cheapest ones are about $300.

In GEAR » Cashmere Hoody- waffle thermal
December 18, 1:15pm

Floor walls
Interesting point about the floor walls acting as a wind block and the potential savings by raising the fly. You've got me thinking about possibilities for tent designs that blurr the line betw...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 18, 1:12pm

You could grab some cuben ones from Zpacks. Cuben is waterproof so you'd just need to seam seal the hipbelt pocket with some SeamGrip. The only vulnerable area would be the zipper or drawstring...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets
December 18, 10:11am

I'm joking about wanting to spend a lot of money...I'm not trying to spend money just for the sake of spending money. I do seriously want to get some ideas for how I can improve my gearlist...

In Gear Lists » Gotta Spend More Money
December 17, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Gotta Spend More Money
"I see you have a bandana, so why the dish sponge?" Well the sponge is only 2g (less than 0.1oz), it works better for baked on food and it allows me to keep my bandana dry so I don'...

In Gear Lists » Gotta Spend More Money
December 17, 8:25pm

Gotta Spend More Money
The winter is hardly here and I'm running out of exciting gear to acquire. Please give this gear geek something to do. I need some suggestions on what I should acquire that will add functionali...

In Gear Lists » Gotta Spend More Money
December 17, 6:33pm

Ron messaged me today to say that he hopes to have the details on the Haven on their site in the next 10 days. And yeah, the bathtub floor is fairly minimal in the Vamp but it should still do th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 17, 4:43pm

I've got one on the way...

In GEAR » Most Awesome Sternum Strap In the World
December 17, 10:10am

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