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Re: Re: Sub 2 lb hike
Here it is Bill. What have you been up to anyway? Pretty quiet from your side of the pond lately.:

In GEAR » Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
January 24, 8:13pm

Re: DriDucks Rain Chaps
I used driducks chaps on the JMT last summer. Used them in blazing hot weather for sun and bug protection and light rain. You will need a long jacket or poncho for heavy rain. I did not sew or tape...

In GEAR » Rain Chaps
January 23, 10:13am

Re: OR Airfoil gloves
These appear to be exactly the same as the readily available Manzella Silkweight Windstopper gloves, also reviewed by staff here at bpl.

In GEAR » Vapor Mitts
January 22, 1:16pm

Re: Skurka Ideas & Getting a real job
Skurka said "there are very few who are able to do what I'm doing, namely sharing my outdoor experiences in the hopes of educating and inspiring people to develop their own connection with...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
January 19, 2:48pm


In Gear Swap » WTB: Arc Alpinist Nunatak
January 19, 12:19pm

Re: Tom from Nunatak on Bags VS. Quilt Weights
I emailed Tom from Nunatak and asked him if he could comment on our discussion here, he replied and asked me to post this for him at BPL since he is very busy right now making great custom gear! I ...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 17, 6:36pm

Re: Quilt for all reasons completed
Great job Allison! Did you cut the top layer wider than the bottom to make it drap better when wrapped around you? (since an arc with depth will have the top line longer than the bottom)...Again ve...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt for all reasons completed
January 15, 1:19pm

Sneak Peak: Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Watch
Looks nice! Still no useful navigational features though...

In GEAR » Sneak Peak: Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Watch
January 14, 6:47pm

Re: Re: vision pack
Aaron, are you out there?

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning!
January 14, 4:41pm

Sleeping Bag or Quilt - When Weight & Loft are the Same!
Speaking strictly about weight and top layer loft in bags and quilts: One of the main "selling" points for a quilt is that for an equal amount of TOP layer loft, one can save weight by...

In GEAR » When a Bag is Better than a Quilt
January 13, 9:02pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm