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Re: Tarptent v.s MSR
"Oh, one other thing - the CR2 is about the same size as the regular Rainbow. It is much, much smaller than the Double Rainbow. The single Rainbow is hardly 'about the same size' as...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
September 10, 9:58pm

Re: Tarptent v.s MSR
"A 10,000mm rating on the floor is completely, utterly unnecessary unless you decide to set up your tent in a puddle. It is a marketing tool by MSR to make sure that potential consumers are no...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
September 10, 9:46pm

Re: Tarptent vs MSR
"Most people carry a ground cloth with a Tarptent for protection from holes, not water." Really? It seems fairly easy to almost eliminate the chance of holes by carefully removing any ...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
September 10, 5:29pm

How much does the ground cover weigh?

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
September 10, 3:48pm

If you want the non-stick, there is one on eBay for $38

In Gear Swap » WTB: Evernew 1.3L Ti Pot
September 10, 2:22pm

Dbl Rainbow
Yeah the Dbl Rainbow is a nice tent if you are in the market for a single wall. It's lighter than a double wall like the CR2 and it's more spacious.....although you kinda need the extra spa...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
September 10, 2:21pm

Re: Tarptent vs MSR
The floor of the CR2 is rated at 10,000mm waterproof. That refers to how much pressure it can handle before water is able to penetrate. Tarptents are Silnylon and thus are rated at about 1200mm of ...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
September 10, 1:47pm

Marmot Mica
Marmot's Mica jacket is really light....I think it's about 210g (7.5oz). The women's version (Crystalline) is spec'd at 198g (7oz) for a wmns medium.

In GEAR » Rain Outfit
September 10, 10:36am

Thanks for the info....I'm going to make a few different windscreens and try to do some controlled testing at home to see which works the best for me. I think I'm going to do a 4" high...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3L Ti Pot - Dimensions Please
September 09, 8:18pm

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

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