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That's great you guys have free shipping to Canada right now. I almost never see this. Few companies seem to realize markets exist outside of the USA.

In Gear Deals » End2End Trail Supply year end sale
December 16, 12:12am

Re: GG Gorilla or MLD Exodus
If you're going to max out at 20lbs and you're happy to carry a frameless pack, then I would take the 8oz savings and go for the Exodus. Better yet, save another 7-9oz and go with a framele...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla or MLD Exodus
December 15, 9:32pm

Golite's recommended max weight is based on comfort, not on when the pack will break. So Golite recommends not carrying more than 25lbs with this pack, but you could probably carry 50 lbs in it...

In GEAR » Pack weight
December 15, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Floor will leak
Nice review. Definately a neat and tempting tent. Regarding the lightest 2 person could argue that the MLD DuoMid + DuoMid mesh inner is the lightest double wall 2 person tent, but it...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 15, 9:17pm

SUL Workwear
I like the idea of a SUL suit. What better way to attract sponsorship than to look sexy 500 miles into the middle of nowhere? I'm imagining Andrew Skurka's pics from his upcoming GAYL trip ...

In GEAR » Arc'teryx now makes office clothes.
December 15, 11:20am

North Face
It seems like Arc'teryx is slowly going the way of North Face. Since Jeremy Guard sold the company to Salomon I haven't seen nearly as much innovation. Their bigger focus seems to be on exp...

In GEAR » Arc'teryx now makes office clothes.
December 15, 10:58am

Oven Liner
Oven Liner Windscreens - A lot lighter than using aluminum flashing but it cracks and breaks into pieces after only a few uses. (I like my Lite My Fire Spork, but I guess it's also not a typ...

In GEAR » Well, it seemed like a good idea...
December 14, 10:12am

I wouldn't despair so quickly. You're basing this on one jacket. It's probably just the cut of that particular garment.

In GEAR » Arc'teryx changed their sizing?!?
December 13, 10:29pm

Re: "Base Weight"
"I thought that "Base Weight" was your pack weight(all items in your pack) minus food and water." I agree with this definition of baseweight but in my view, hipbelt pockets a...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets add to base weight?
December 13, 10:24pm

Re: Hanging Gear List
I believe your total weight (minus quilt) is ~84oz, not 77oz because you forgot to include your ~7oz CCF sleeping pad. You may want a backup firestarting method like a second mini bic. A 1.5o...

In Gear Lists » Hanging Gear List
December 13, 10:55am

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