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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Weight! Mine weighs 2 oz. Otherwise, yes a rain shell does the same job, or even better.

In GEAR » Windshirts - What am I missing?
July 01, 11:16am

REI eVent Running Jacket
I use REI's eVent running jacket as my backpacking shell and it should work even better for biking.

In GEAR » How to choose between HyVent 3L and DT 2.5L?
June 29, 10:49am

I'll let you guys know. I'll be doing a 40 mile trek on July 4th in Virginia and will use only the silk liner with my Superlight bivy (and tarp) for a couple sultry nights in a row. I'...

In GEAR » Hot Summer Sleep System
June 22, 1:16pm

Re: Hot Summer Sleep System
Doug, who made your cuben down quilt?

In GEAR » Hot Summer Sleep System
June 22, 12:00pm

I've been wrestling with this issue this summer as well. I'm tempted to go out with a silk liner and keep a down vest handy for the middle of the night cool down. Does anyone have any exp...

In GEAR » Hot Summer Sleep System
June 22, 11:18am

Backpacking in the DC Area (WV/VA/MD/PA)
Hey! Anyone is more than welcome to join my group. Outings vary quite a bit but we'll accommodate you.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Backpacking in the DC Area (WV/VA/MD/PA)
June 16, 11:58am

SpinnTwinn and Bugs
I've used and loved my SpinnTwinn for a while now and tried to be cavalier about bugs in VA/WV/PA. But this spring has seemed to bring a torrential amount of ticks and flying bugs and I've...

In GEAR » Want to get into tarping, need advice
June 16, 10:47am

David, are you related to Ure family in Rhode Island?

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
May 19, 11:00am

Wild Oak National Recreation Trail
Larry, take a look at the Wild Oak National Recreation Trail, which abuts Ramsey's Draft Wilderness near Staunton, VA.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need help with Weekend trip in VA
April 30, 12:11pm

REI eVent Running Jacket
I'm going to play around with the REI eVent running jacket as my rain shell here in Virginia. I've taken it out for a few weekend trips but have yet to be really rained on. If it doesn...

In GEAR » Best rain jacket for a runner?
April 30, 12:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm