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Insulated trail shoe
FWIW: "The first insulated soft-shell trail shoe fuses PrimaLoft to fabric using a lamination pattern that doesn't stifle airflow. TNF "Storm Peak," $120.00." (Magazine bl...

In GEAR » Isulated trail shoe
August 20, 8:08pm

Doug: Exactly how do you induce those hallucinations? Do any of your trips take you near those pot farms I hear are common in Northern California? LSD farms?

In Gear Lists » 15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
August 19, 12:45pm

No trekking poles?
Here's what Michael Popov said about trekking poles on his JMT record-breaking trip: "Wherever I couldn’t run – I aggressively walked, getting a full use out of my trekking poles…. ...

In Gear Lists » 15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
August 19, 11:27am

I enjoyed doing this trip vicariously through your report, since I willl never, ever be in a position to do it in person. Did you use or wish you had brought along some light (aluminum?) crampons ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yarigatake-san, Japan
August 16, 12:08pm

I feel special, so very special
Re: "I just feel like we are special, and that "specialness" is getting over run/taken away some how when I see such items that I have mentioned in general stores." EXACTLY! Fo...

In Chaff » Ul & Mainstream
August 06, 2:27pm

Toni Kurz
I do not have an M.D. from an accredited medical school, nor have I had extensive post-graduate training in determining cause of death, nor have I had years of experience in making cause-of-death d...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Went too light- 5 dead.
July 28, 10:29pm

Toni Kurz
Re: "He didn't die of hypothermia or exposure." Forgive my arrogant and snotty attitude, but were you there at the autopsy?

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Went too light- 5 dead.
July 27, 9:01pm

Sad Tales
There are other sad exhaustion-related deaths, such as Robert Falcon Scott, the snotty Englishman, dying slowly in a tent in Antarctica not far from the next supply depot, a Soviet team of women cl...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Went too light- 5 dead.
July 26, 10:41pm

Too Light?
Re: "In my limited experience it seems a shovel and/or tent-bivy sack are mandatory when you climb a significant mountain." I am no expert, but I suspect you have to balance getting too ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Went too light- 5 dead.
July 26, 12:07pm

Poncho Knowledge
I don't know how other people view the situation, but I am amazed at Ryan Faulkner. For such a young chap, he has incredible experience, knowledge, and just plain smarts. I think R. Jordan sh...

In GEAR » Reassure me about my poncho
July 26, 11:53am

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm