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Tarp tent is a small company that makes tents. They make all kinds (single wall, double wall etc). It is not a kind of tent unless 'tart tent' is something else entirely. You can check them...

In GEAR » Confused...
July 24, 12:19am

I just finished my first round of modifications. First, I removed the hydration bladder. It was easy. I used a razor blade and a multi-tool knife serrated blade. I started in the middle of one of t...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
July 23, 10:20pm

Thanks guys
Thanks guys....I foresee a little strap cutting coming up this evening.

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
July 23, 4:41pm

How well did the melting work for the strap ends? Does it look ghetto? Would you recommend this over super glue? I want to start mod'ing my Jam2 but my scale is in the mail right now. I coul...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
July 23, 2:03pm

Re: HUbba Hubba
Alex, I'm surpised you prefer to use your tent without the fly. The 'rainfly' is for more than just rain. It also keeps you warmer by minimizing wind and it gives you percieved feeling ...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba Hubba HP Info Please
July 23, 1:57pm

Re: Re: GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
I turned my Jam2 inside out last was very easy to do. I'm going to use a seam ripper on the two long side seams of the hydration sleeve, but I might cut it along the bottom because ...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
July 23, 11:14am

I've got the Jam2 and I'm buying a NeoAir shortly. The Jam2 has sort of a foam pack panel so I'm not too worried about a frame, but I might buy a 3/4 length NeoAir and then cut a peice ...

In GEAR » Frameless pack stiffener
July 22, 10:57pm

Re: CR2
Aaron: "How would you rate the space on the CR2 for two 6' + people? What about these same people plus gear? What about 2 people plus a dog, and 2 people plus a dog and gear? Just wonderin...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 10:33pm

Yeah the ankle is a's okay under normal use but a slight twist is excruciatingly painful. I've got a 3 day trip coming up in 2 weeks....hopefully its ok for that. Gotta buy...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 7:14pm

To revive this topic.....I'm surprised I don't hear more about the LiteSpeed pack. A search of this website only revealed this thread and a lot of other websites have nothing on it. In m...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 vs. GoLite LiteSpeed w/o Frame
July 22, 6:17pm

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