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Updated Wms Parka
After returning the old version because it was too short, my wife ordered the new version after MontBell said the cut was about 1 inch longer. This arrived today. The cut is indeed longer. I wou...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 30, 5:03pm

Tough Crowd
Tough crowd in this thread.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - A Titanium Potty Trowel
September 30, 4:21pm

Re: Re: Canon SD780
"I was just looking at the SD780 yesterday. That thing is crazy small. Do you own one? How is it working for you? Gotta love the HD video option on that." Yes I own one. I've had i...

In GEAR » ... So what camera do you carry?
September 30, 3:46pm

We recieved a small Dark mallard wmns Parka today. Compared to the old version, the new version is definately longer. Montbell said that new ones are about an inch longer. I don't have the old ...

In Gear Deals » Montbell UL Down Inner Parka 124.95
September 30, 3:35pm

Re: Lighter Packs?
A Jam weighs: 2010 - 31 oz 2009 - 26 oz 2008 - 21 oz Trimming the straps saves about 1oz. Removing the hydration bladder saves 1-1.2oz and removing the foam backpad saves another ounce. My...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season / 3 Night Gear List *updated*
September 30, 3:05pm

My thoughts
Not that it really matters as long as everything is accounted for in your skin out weight, but I would classify something as 'comsumables' if you are likey to consume it, not just if it can...

In Gear Lists » Consumables?
September 30, 3:00pm

Re: James
" my objective was to get my whole rainsuit under 16oz. That means both rainjacket and rainpants combined. Does anyone think that this is an unrealistic goal?" I think this is easily d...

In GEAR » Rain Outfit
September 30, 2:52pm

Re: cuben dry bag?
"With no weights given and the exorbitant price? Thanks, but no thanks!" Read the second link, they are 15-21g for sizes ranging from 7L to 18L. I imagine the weight doesn't change m...

In GEAR » cuben dry bag?
September 30, 2:30pm

Canon SD780
Canon SD780 IS: - 12.1 MP - HD Video - 3x Optical Zoom - 4.3 oz including battery and card - Amazing auto modes yet good manual controls - Image stabilization - $249

In GEAR » ... So what camera do you carry?
September 30, 2:15pm

Charles, Your comment about not wanted to fuss reminded me of the auto modes on the SD780 I have. The camera is able to detect things like faces, sunsets, landscape shots, indoor shots, macro sh...

In GEAR » What do you look for in a backcountry camera?
September 30, 2:11pm

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