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I use mine with a NeoAir that is also 20 x 72 x 2.5. It works well. Generally I just have the whole quilt tucked in around me, and not around the quilt. In colder weather you might want to tuck it ...

In Gear Deals » golite ultra 20 for $163
September 09, 5:44pm

Thanks for measuring. I sincerely appreciate that. Is that a FeatherFire stove I see poking out in the last picture? I was wanted to make a caldera cone but Dave from PackaFeather said that ...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3L Ti Pot - Dimensions Please
September 09, 5:40pm

Yup...Ultra 20
Yup...the Ultra 20 is a great choice. It's pretty optimistically rated so it really is like a 30F quilt unless you are layering heavily under it. It's very light (19oz) and affordable. Chec...

In GEAR » quilts
September 09, 1:41pm

Evernew 1.3L Ti Pot - Dimensions Please
I've got a 1.3L Evernew Non-Stick Ti Pot on order and I'd like to make a windscreen for it while it's in the mail. Evernew lists the dimensions at 5.91" x 3.03" but I presu...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3L Ti Pot - Dimensions Please
September 09, 12:37pm

Homemade Mug
The wheels are turning now....I wonder if I could make a double wall, insulated Mug using 2 McDonald's cups that is more durable and better insulating that just one. I could use some aerosol ca...

In GEAR » Mugs & Cups
September 09, 12:20am

A generic styrofoam cup seems really light and has good insulating properties. The problems are just durability, lack of handle and perhaps the somewhat small size. I can get past the last two '...

In GEAR » Mugs & Cups
September 09, 12:13am

Re: good price
It wouldn't be the 2010 Jam....those don't hit stores until mid-winter and they won't be on sale for a while after that. They aren't even on GoLite's website yet. The 2009 Ja...

In GEAR » Pack Q
September 08, 11:59pm

Re: New to UL. Please critique my Gear List
Tell me more about your rain pants. What is the name of them? 3.5oz is awesome. My Sierra Designs rain pants weigh 7.5oz. A few gearlist thoughts: 1) The 1L Platybag and inline filter seems h...

In Gear Lists » New to UL. Please critique my Gear List
September 08, 11:36pm

Aaron, I'm not sure if you read it but I ordered one of the new ones directly from Montbell USA because I wanted one of the updated ones. The updated parka's (released about a week ago) ...

In Gear Deals » MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
September 08, 1:27pm

Ti Pot
I bought a 1.3L Non Stick Evernew Ti Pot today from eBay ($38) which should shave a nice 140g (about 4.5oz) off my pack. In combination with my new mug and lighter food bottles, I'm down 0.4lbs...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 08, 2:04am

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