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Top 3 of 2009
1: Neoair med - marvelous, just had to learn to under-inflate 2: Bushbuddy reg version - I know, its not new but it is new to me. It came with me on nearly every trip since acquiring it and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2009 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
January 03, 4:04pm

MSR titan 1.5 L
I'm personally a big fan of the MSR titanium 1.5L. It is around 6oz and does the job for me and/or one other person. Could use the 2L for two people as well. Either way, I like this 1.5L pot...

In GEAR » Favorite Snow Melting Pot?
December 30, 9:52pm

Parka is SOLD Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: MB Alpine Light Down Parka Men's Med
December 28, 6:12pm

Price Drop!
Now $120 - I'm losing money, my loss - your gain! Price is firm. Thanks for looking.

In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: MB Alpine Light Down Parka Men's Med
December 28, 5:49pm


In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: MB Alpine Light Down Parka Men's Med
December 26, 4:24pm

FS: MB Alpine Light Down Parka Men's Med ***SOLD***
FS: ***SOLD*** Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka Mens medium, royal blue In like new condition, just purchased here on gear swap but too small for me $120 shipped CONUS EDIT: Price Dr...

In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: MB Alpine Light Down Parka Men's Med
December 24, 1:21pm

Re: MB Parka
Thanks again, received the parka today - as described. Very nice jacket!

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Contrail, Montbell Alpine Down Jacket, Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka, Patagucci R2 Jacket
December 21, 3:52pm

Re:Re: Baseweight
Well put Dan. What you can take off - your back or elsewhere - should be considered in the overall weight. We are carrying it, afterall. As said before, anything else would be cheating. What we...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets add to base weight?
December 13, 10:35pm

Re: Houdini availabilty
As for the Houdidi not being available, I picked one up a couple of weeks ago on sale in MT for ~$80. The sales rep informed me that they are just not sold in the winter season, but will be availa...

In GEAR » Windshirt - Houdini not available, other suggestions?
December 13, 10:25pm

Benchmade or Fallkniven for me
For a folder, I carry a 3oz Benchmade 930 Kulgera. Modified 3.6" drop point w/ partial serration, excellent S30V steel, great AXIS locking mechanism, G10 scaled handle. Never let me down. ...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
December 12, 6:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick 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