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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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New Parkas
So apparently MontBell updated their website today with redesigned parkas....it's sweet I discovered this redesign before I ordered, but it also sucks because I need it soon so I'll have to...

In Gear Deals » MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
September 02, 9:08pm

GoLite Pinnacle
If your only going to be carrying heavier loads for a shorter while, you might want to go straight to a frameless pack and just be careful with how you pack it until you get your pack weight down. ...

In GEAR » Semi-UL backpack suggestion
September 02, 9:07pm

Ordered
I ordered a olive green parka in medium :)

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 8:55pm

Great
The Ultra 20 is great. I'm a new user this summer (coming from a traditional bag) and I love it. See my review in the gear reviews section if you have any questions about the quilt or a new use...

In Gear Swap » WTB: GoLite 20 Quilt
September 02, 8:50pm

U.L. Down Inner Parka vs. WM Flash Jkt
With these updates, the comparison between the U.L. Down inner parka and the Western Mountaineering Flash jkt gets a lot closer. The Flash still has more down (3oz vs. 2.5oz) but the gap has nar...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 8:48pm

Parka Changes
I'm home from work now, so I can pick over the details a bit more. Here's all the info on the jkt/parka changes that I can find. 1) The description has been changed slightly to add the w...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 8:41pm

Parka
n/m

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 5:18pm

Differences
The new versions also have the 100 wash rated DWR which is nice. I think these new jkts have actually already been listed in some online stores for a bit because I've seen these jkts with the n...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 3:44pm

Updates
Montbell currently has both the old and new versions of the jacket and parka on their site. Cosemetically, the baffles now angle up instead of being totally horizontal. The price of the jacket w...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 3:13pm

Interesting
Hmm....I'll have to check this out. I was on the Montbell site 2 days ago and the weight was 6.9oz. I wonder if the parka was updated too.

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 3:02pm

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