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pm sent on MB parka
I'll take the MB parka. PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Contrail, Montbell Alpine Down Jacket, Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka, Patagucci R2 Jacket
December 10, 11:26pm

My vote is for the Zealot
In terms of waterproofness, durability, and weight I have found the Zealot to be a great jacket. The goretex isn't the most breathable but it works to a certain extent. The hood seems ...

In GEAR » Rain shell opinions need
November 22, 11:50am

Re: soft tyvek by the yard
I purchased the 1443R type tyvek/40g per sq meter(softer and lighter than construction grade) at a kite website - www.intothewind.com/shop/Repair_and_Kitemaking/Fabric/Tyvek It comes 60"...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvek ground sheet
November 22, 11:18am

Received my first issues.
Ordered the first week of Oct 09 and received the Oct & Nov issues the second week of Nov. About 6 weeks wait. Thanks again.

In Gear Deals » 1 Yr of Backpacker Magazine for $3.99
November 22, 11:06am

Nice, thanks for the laugh
Good thread, good laughs. I suppose we're all a little crazy when it comes to this UL BPing world. But in a good way. Keep up the good work y'all!

In Multiple Use Gear » Y'all are insanely creatve
November 15, 8:07pm

To each their own
My opinion- and we all should know what opinions are like... Roger and Russell - cheers to you both. As for "smart" phones, I go into the wilderness to get away from such smartness ...

In Multiple Use Gear » A case for smartphones on the trail.
November 15, 7:59pm

re: size comparison
Regarding size, I am typically a US 9.5 in many brands but am a US 10 in inov8s. It seems to be the general consensus for most inov8 wearers to size up. Hope this helps.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 boot
October 18, 6:08pm

Re: Ohm
I have actually been hemming and hawing over the Ohm vs the Conduit. I may opt for the lighter (and smaller) of the two just so that I am forced to minimize my ways. Suggestions are much apprecia...

In GEAR » GoLite 2009 Jam2 changes
October 09, 7:39pm

re: jam2 sewing issues UPDATE: jam vs ula circuit
UPDATE: I purchased a ULA circuit and used it as a comparison to the 2009 jam over a 4+ month period of travelling and backpacking. Mostly a ~10lb baseweight with up to ~15 lbs consumables for ...

In GEAR » GoLite 2009 Jam2 changes
October 07, 5:07pm

Nice one
I've been recently enjoying some quick overnights, and rejuvenating they are! Thanks for the well composed article.

In Editor's Roundtable » One Night At A Time
October 07, 3:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Nicholas Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm