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Well it's not insulated, so not very cold. It's just nylon with polyurethane and then mesh netting inside. It really is just a rain jkt. Maybe 45F is the lowest temp you could wear this in ...

In GEAR » Helly Hanson Seattle-Firsthand Experience?
December 06, 8:43pm

Seattle Packable Jkt
I don't own this jkt, but I did work in a Helly Hansen retail store until recently so I'm familar with it. The Seattle Packable Jacket (SPJ) is a 2 layer jkt so it's going to be heavier...

In GEAR » Helly Hanson Seattle-Firsthand Experience?
December 06, 8:16pm

My experiences
In my limited experience I find: < 30 lbs = Tolerable < 25 lbs = No worries < 20 lbs = Nice to carry < 15 lbs = Giggling down the trail Obviously this varies a lot depending on...

In GEAR » Frameless Pack Carry Weight
December 05, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Subsistence
"If I...only kill one squirrel, the rifle weight "paid" for itself." I'd be very impressed if you can get 16oz of meat off one squirrel :)

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 04, 7:01pm

Ron told me this yesterday in regards to a cuben version of the upcoming Haven 2 person tent. It doesn't sound too likely that it will be ready for next spring: "Right now I'm conce...

In GEAR » Mmm....New Tent Smell
December 04, 4:17pm

I'm 5'11", 165lbs and I can comfortably wear my size medium DriDucks jkt over a GoLite Jam as long as the pack is only about 2/3rds full. If I went up a size with the DriDucks, I think...

In GEAR » Plastic Liner vs. Stuff Sacks
December 04, 4:15pm

My DriDucks rain jkt is so baggy in the torso that I can wear my pack underneath it. It's not as elegant as The Packa, but it is less than half the weight and dirt cheap.

In GEAR » Plastic Liner vs. Stuff Sacks
December 03, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 40% off Golite
>They should also maybe change their name to "GoNotSoLiteAnymore They pretty much have. Their new slogan is that they make gear that is 'lite on the planet', so they've spun ...

In Gear Deals » 40% off Golite
December 03, 4:50pm

Re: Re: 40% off Golite
>40% eh? Gives you some idea of their profit margin. 40% off isn't that much considering that GoLite is primarily a manufacturer (as opposed to being a retailer). GoLite dealers likely bu...

In Gear Deals » 40% off Golite
December 03, 4:46pm

Looks really nice. 26oz combined is a nice weight and once this is available in cuben it will be even lighter. Probably ~20oz. I'm anxious to see the pictures and details on SMD's 2 pers...

In GEAR » Mmm....New Tent Smell
December 03, 3:01pm

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