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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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I replied to Pedro via PM before I realized he also posted here. Perhaps he can paste that text here since i can't find a way to access it now that the PM is sent. Mark, post up some pics wh...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
October 04, 2:08pm

Can someone comment on the durability of the Montbell U.L. Down Inner while wearing a pack? Over long distances, do the shoulder straps wear/ball/abrade the fabric on the shoulders? Or does it hold...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket vs. Extremely Light Jacket
October 04, 2:02pm

Re: WM flash jacket
"I think this is a really nice jacket. I don't have one yet but I am going to sell my MB down inner parka and get one of these." Yeah this does sound like a really nice jkt. I thin...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket vs. Extremely Light Jacket
October 04, 2:00pm

"I'd call a 3 oz beanie heavy for sure. When light balaclavas weigh 1.5 range, a beanie can surely weigh the same or near 1 oz." You're right...I stand corrected. "I wond...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket vs. Extremely Light Jacket
October 04, 1:43am

Dog Packs
I recently bought a size small Kelty Chuckwagon dog pack for my 20 lbs Shiba Inu. I have been really happy with this pack. It is well made, fits well and it seems to be well designed for comfort. ...

In GEAR » Dog Packs
October 03, 2:37pm

Waterproof Softshells
In general, softshells can not be made 'waterproof' because of the stretch in the material. Waterproof membranes can not stretch like the softshell material can. There are some jackets ...

In GEAR » Gore-Tex Softshell
October 03, 2:28pm

Wmns Packs
It seems that there are two types of women hikers, there are outdoors women like Lynda and Mary who genuinely love to hike, even solo, and then there are women who are being dragged into the outdoo...

In GEAR » Frameless Pack for Women
October 03, 2:16pm

Re: Gauze Pad Replacement
"A $2 bandana would have been just the thing, but, I just replaced my cotton bandana with an MSR PackTowl, which seemed to be more useful than the cotton bandana, and is lighter." Funn...

In GEAR » Hello, glad to meet you - where's the underwear?
October 03, 1:47pm

I do have some wool gloves listed in my gear list which double as a way to hold my pot. My wife does not though....I should probably add some.

In Gear Lists » Juan De Fuca Gear List
October 03, 1:36pm

Have you considered the U.L. parka? The hood is quite handy to have, especially if you are a quilt user. With the parka, you can leave your beanie at home so there probably is no overall weight ...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket vs. Extremely Light Jacket
October 03, 2:59am

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 five stars because it's quality construct...

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
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. 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 t...

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