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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

The cashback program sounds great, but unfortunately I don't think that Canadians (like me) are allowed to use it.

In Gear Deals » MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
September 02, 12:40pm

MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
Anyone know of any current deals on this parka (Mont-Bell U.L. Down Inner Parka). I need to buy one soon and there have been a number of sales on these over the summer but I haven't been able t...

In Gear Deals » MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
September 02, 12:07pm

Dried Pasta
What about cooking stuff like dehydrated pasta (ie. Sidekicks) and stuff like couscous. This is probably what I cook the most. I'm not sure if this would create a sticky mess with untreated Ti ...

In GEAR » Non-Stick Ti Pots - Worth the weight?
September 02, 12:05pm

No Deals
I'm having a really hard time finding any sort of a deal on the MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka. I thought I had a great deal lined up at for $112 (retail $160) but the day a...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 02, 12:03pm

Yeah I've been kinda avoiding weighing my fishing gear because that's a whole new can of worms. Soon I'm going to start researching an lightweight spinning rod and reel.

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 01, 6:41pm

Thanks that was really helpful. Wow, the MB U.L. Down inner is much warmer than both the MEC jacket and the MB Thermawraps. Good to know.

In GEAR » New MEC Primaloft Jacket
September 01, 6:31pm

Yeah alcohol is really expensive in Canada. It's also regulated at a provincial level, so even though you can buy 94% alcohol in Quebec you still probably can't out on the West Coast. Quebe...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Ethanol
September 01, 11:50am

Re: Re: Thermawrap (jacket vs parka)
Chris: "The jacket uses 50g insulation where the parka adds the hood and uses 80g insulation." Thanks, this is great to know. That makes a lot of sense. Anyone know how the warmth o...

In GEAR » New MEC Primaloft Jacket
September 01, 11:26am

I'm currently scouting the web for a MontBell U.L. Down Inner parka as that seems to be a great piece for 90% of trips. The WM Flash Jacket looks really nice too but it's a lot more expensi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » mid-layer struggles
September 01, 11:21am

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