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In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Kilo Bag (600FP Down, 30F)
July 01, 1:48am

Good thread
Good thread guys....the info on the changes is great to have all in one spot. Anyone having more troubles? Or positive experiences with the '09 Jams?

In GEAR » GoLite 2009 Jam2 changes
July 01, 1:37am

FS: North Face Kilo Sleeping Bag (600FP Down, 32F rating)
I'm moving to a quilt, so I'm selling my North Face 'Kilo Bag' sleeping bag. This bag retails for $200 and I'm looking to get $125 shipped (USA/Canada) for mine. This bag is...

In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Kilo Bag (600FP Down, 30F)
June 30, 11:31pm

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In Gear Swap » FS golite ultra 20 nwt
June 29, 6:53pm

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In Gear Swap » FS Golite Jam2
June 28, 9:59pm

WTB: GoLite Ultra 20 & Jam2
I'm looking for a GoLite Jam 2 (size large) in nice condition. Color doesn't matter but I would perfer that it's one of the newer versions with the hip belt pockets. For the GoLite ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: GoLite Ultra 20 & Jam2
June 28, 12:54am

Thanks....I kinda figured the 20F rating for the Ultra 20 was suspect. Your post was very helpful.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - Down Quilt or Sleeping Bag
June 24, 5:06pm

Amount of Fill needed?
Hmm....so the article says that "a single walker would need a lot more than [300 grams] of down at -7 C (20F)". What's the deal then with GoLite's Ultra 20 quilt? With 270g of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - Down Quilt or Sleeping Bag
June 24, 2:24pm

Hmm....STP does have some good deals. They have the Litespeed for 35-45% off. Maybe if the Ultra 20 makes it there I'll place an order.

In Gear Deals » 40% Off Golite
June 05, 2:47pm

I've heard that NikWax is good but because it's waxed based it wears off about 2x as fast as others. I personally prefer spray on Grangers but it's still not incredible. It repels rain ...

In GEAR » DWR Treatment Options
June 05, 2:42pm

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