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Golite Peak
It's an interesting design and it has a lot of potential. I think we should be careful to criticize Golite until we know how the weight breaks down. Here is my guess: Removable Backpad: 1...

In GEAR » New Golite Peak
November 13, 4:42pm

The Gizmo looks nice, but I'd rather they used a single AA battery instead of 2 AAA's. You'd get about 50% more battery life for virtually the same weight. It would also be nice to see ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Headlamp
November 13, 10:37am

Neat review/write up. The pad sleeve does seem like a nice addition. I'll probably be using a pad in mine since I need one anyways as a sit pad and a foot pad when sleeping. Having those sleeve...

In GEAR » Next Revelation please...
November 13, 10:34am

Thanks for the heads up. This looks interesting. I don't know too much about the state of the market for 'ultralight' spinning rod (it's been years since I've bought a rod). Is ...

In Fishing » anyone looking for a nice (and very reasonably priced) ul spinning outfit
November 12, 11:00pm

I just hang mine inside the tent from one of the fabric loops. If you bring reading glasses then I can see needing a case, but if you're a full time glasses wearer then just hang them when you ...

In GEAR » A lightweight case for my glasses?
November 12, 10:05pm


In GEAR » Looking for help breaking the 5lb barrier
November 12, 8:01pm

I like my Canon SD780 IS. It weighs about 4 oz for the body and 5oz total with a battery, card and a homemade bubble wrap case. It's small, shoots HD video, 12 megapixels, has image stabilizati...

In GEAR » Ultralight camera
November 12, 7:35pm

Comments: PACKING: - Replace the Nimbus Ozone (48oz) with Zpacks Blast 26 (4oz) with the optional hipbelt (1.3oz) and save 42.7oz - Seam seal the cuben Blast 26 pack and ditch the pack liner...

In GEAR » Looking for help breaking the 5lb barrier
November 12, 5:30pm

Consider the ULA Ohm and Gossamer Gear Gorilla. Both packs have light frames and are under 1.5 lbs.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New pack or not?
November 12, 10:13am

Thx. That makes sense. I'll give Micropur and/or Klear Water a try soon.

In GEAR » Steripen
November 12, 10:00am

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