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Fred eric (Fre49) - BPL Lifetime Member

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i am working on planning a 3 week trip, to Greenland next summer. including maybe the Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut hike. we have to plan those holidays in advance and i am hesitating between doing it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bugs
January 10, 8:01am

talon 44
i have been waiting for the exos, the only backpacks i am comfortable with atm are the stratos and atmos , so ill probably get an exos to gain some weight and have the load closer to my back. i ...

In GEAR » replacing a talon 44
January 09, 9:03am

replacing a talon 44
My wife is using a talon 44 and is happy with it. But in winter it wont cut it, she has a huge sleeping bag ( 900g of 800+ goose down fill ) and a few other bulky things that makes packing more th...

In GEAR » replacing a talon 44
January 09, 3:58am

DR liner
I bought the liner with my DR, because i didnt want to have to buy it later :) I am very satisfied with my DR. But after trying the liner once i never used it again, i dont think it improves muc...

In GEAR » Single Wall / Double Wall and the Rainbow
December 19, 1:08pm

2008 list
MSR twin sisters for trips in winter or under heavy rain. valandré mirage with short zip event shorties gaiters this year my BPL 1100 pot wont be in the list, i recieved the new one after m...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 16, 11:30pm

1- never, 2- if its not raining and not too windy 3- its usualy a bit less than one foot and never had rain entering that way

In GEAR » Questions for Ye Rainbow / DR Users
December 07, 4:36am

sorry the post linked is in french but the images speak for themselves : i prefered to do a separate one, because i dont want to...

In GEAR » SpinnTwinn Beaks
December 04, 6:41am

double rainbow
I own one too, It was the first shelter that convinced my wife we didnt need the usual double wall tent. i like the headroom, the ventilation, the ease of setup, its bugproof, and the weight fo...

In GEAR » Twin Sisters vs. Shangri-La 2 vs. Beta Light
December 04, 2:15am

I cant wait to see this pack released i curently own a stratos 32 and an atmos 50. they are the only packs i can use with the state of my back ( was lucky to survive a speeding car vs bicycle acc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Osprey Exos Backpack Review
December 04, 1:10am

twin sisters
I use one and i love it, i bought it for a 2 week hike in Iceland when i was afraid to use my double rainbow with the wind, pro : boombproof with the wind easy to set up no floor, i love t...

In GEAR » Twin Sisters vs. Shangri-La 2 vs. Beta Light
December 03, 11:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Fred eric

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
After a few overnight with this pack ( he was too big , but i wanted to try it asap, planning for 2013 TGO ), i just did my first one week snowshoeing hike with it. - first as i have complained on ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 3:09am

Black Rock Gear Hadron
I ordered an XL Hadron, because the previous blackrock hat i had was a slightly tight fit in L. Evan questionned me by mail to check if i really needed an XL. I ended with a slightly larger than nor...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
September 15, 12:30pm

MLD Trailstar
After some week end uses ill give it a 5 as a 2 adults plus 4 year old son shelter. With a ground cloth and stakes i am at about 550+150+100= 800g for 2 1/2 people. I like the simplicity , no ve...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 04, 8:03am
I wanted some dry bags for packrafting and to try shipito I bought 2 POE pneumo ltw 50l the last model with rounded bottom They sent me the 2009 model with square bottom that was on sale on their w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 13, 12:52am

PHD minimus down socks
sizing is strange, my wife feet are 5/38 so i ordered Small in fact i can use them and my feets are 10 /44. The loft is impressing, but due to the construction you have a lot below the feet and b...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
April 01, 6:18am

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
i usualy use a ziploc for my money, visa card and id card while hiking this time when i left for 3 weeks in Greenland i decided to use the small aloksak that was given me with some other purchase o...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 2:16pm
Had after thought and sent a mail to change order. 30 min after it i recieved answer and refund so i could redo order : Hello Frederic- No problem at all with regards to the order changes. I&#...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 10, 2:01pm

TarpTent Double Rainbow
DR in the snow! Its a great lightweight 2 persons tent. First i like the headroom and 2 larges entries . My wife and i...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 20, 9:36am

Garmin eTrex Legend
I bought one and only use it for snow hiking out of trails. Otherwise as i cannot hike close to my home, i dont hike often in the same place, so i wouldnt buy a 100€ map for only 5-6 days of use. ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
December 11, 11:40pm