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In Gear Swap » FS: 2009 New Version MLD Revalation backpack
November 01, 8:41pm

Rain gear that leaks is terrible. I've got some Sierra Designs pants that leak huge right through the membrane. If I sit down on a wet surface, I get a wet butt almost instantly. Obviously I do...

In GEAR » lightest waterproof shell
November 01, 12:57pm

NF Anorak
FWIW, The North Face Triumph Anorak is claimed to weigh 160g or 5.6oz. That is pretty darn light if it's true. My DriDucks size Medium rain jkt weighs 168g or 5.8oz so the NF is indeed light...

In GEAR » lightest waterproof shell
November 01, 11:31am

Yeah cuben's not breathable. I would still use it for pants though as breathability is less important there. A cuben rain jacket would be of more limited purpose, but still neat to have. I woul...

In GEAR » lightest waterproof shell
November 01, 11:29am

Well keep me in mind if your upcoming trips are over and you're ready to sell. What are these hipbelt pockets you added? Did MLD make you some cuben hipbelt pockets? That would be great.

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Revelation
October 31, 3:03pm

2010 Model
I talked to Ron about the Revelation and he said they are doing some tweaks to it and the 2010 model will come out in roughly Feb/March but he's not really sure. That sure is a long time to...

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Revelation
October 31, 12:59pm

No one?
I guess there aren't too many of these out there?

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Revelation
October 30, 9:26pm

Sources has a stuff sack kit that is an economical way to obtain the necessary materials. The 'premium' kit includes 0.7oz SpinTex, 5 small cord locks and ample draw string (although...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight Part 2, Stuff Sack
October 30, 9:07pm

Re: correction
"Dan, The sign was apparently written by the "BC Fish and Wildlife Branch" on a sign posted at the Fort Steele Campground." I was just joking about the 'State Park' b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Warning sign in BC
October 30, 3:25pm

I've passed

In Gear Swap » FS: ULA, GoLite, BD, Osprey
October 30, 12:26pm

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