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Re: Re: Jam
"Dan,Your Jam sounds like it might work, and the price is in the right ballpark. I had read somewhere about changes made (or being made?) to the Jam that bumped the baseweight up to 31 oz. It ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: lightweight pack for 15#-25# loads
November 04, 3:53pm

Nice to see MEC using 15 denier nylon and 800 down. I wish they would do this in their lighter down jkts (ie. the Highwire).

In GEAR » MEC Reflex Jacket (down hooded jacket)
November 04, 3:33pm

She sure looks young for 83. If you didn't say that, I would have guessed 60-ish.

In Post-Trip Reports » Who is this 83 year old lady on the JMT?
November 04, 3:15pm

What's eVent going to change? Any eVent jkt is still going to use a DWR coating that can fail, but the Event should hold out the rain just like North Face's Hyvent DT membrane. You should s...

In GEAR » North Face 5.4oz waterproof w/hood
November 04, 2:59pm

Nice job. Looks like you win the 64 million prize! Now give this recipe a test and report back. At my local grocery store (which is uber-expensive because I live in Whistler), chocolate covered ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trail Mix Recipes
November 04, 2:50pm

You might want to go a bit smaller than this, but I have a 2009 GoLite Jam (size medium) that I should probably sell. It's a 50L pack and weighs 24oz now that I've removed the hydration bla...

In Gear Swap » WTB: lightweight pack for 15#-25# loads
November 04, 2:41pm

Is the neck perhaps a bit loose? If it's going to be loose like this then there isn't much point in having insulation in the neck collar. I find with quite a few insulated jkts that they...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Microlight Jacket Review
November 04, 2:29pm

Re: Fully proof?
"Is this thing fullly water PROOF?" I haven't used the Triumph Anorak, but I have the North Face Venture jkt which uses the same Hyvent DT membrane and I've been very impressed...

In GEAR » North Face 5.4oz waterproof w/hood
November 04, 12:21pm

New Montbell U.L. Down Inner Parka on eBay for $125 buy it now or the bidding starts at $79:

In Gear Lists » Birthday Money
November 04, 12:39am

Good to know about the Mica. Perhaps you can re-DWR it so it holds up better before wetting out? Might be time to bust out the Nikwax. I was leaning towards getting the Mica to replace my DriDuc...

In GEAR » AT Gear Reviews
November 04, 12:34am

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 five stars because it's quality construct...

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
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. 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 t...

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