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I have only seen the Flyweight in person, not the Verto, but I think I can help you a little here. I too have a thick chest (46") and shoulders. When I tried on the Flyweight with about 15...

In GEAR » The North Face Verto 26 pack?
August 23, 12:21pm

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I'm glad to see these details on the Verto 26, it has caught my eye as well. I've been using the Black Diamond RPM for long dayhikes and the Verto looks like a nice way to cut some weight....

In GEAR » The North Face Verto 26 pack?
August 23, 7:18am

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Hey Soul, great idea on the catheter! One bit of advice: you'll need a little lube to get that thing slipped in. But, don't go with the stupid internet advice of using KY jelly. Use Ben-...

In GEAR » Sleeping with a CATHETER
June 30, 9:28am

mid/high top NON-goretex trail shoe or boot?
I have embraced the tactic of using highly breathable, non-GoreTex trail runners for fast hiking. It is working out fine in terms of moisture management and general performance, except for one iss...

In GEAR » mid/high top NON-goretex trail shoe or boot?
June 27, 2:44pm

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I'm glad to see the Terra Nova's efforts at innovation. Thanks for the review. "Still in the territory where my wife would quite rightly go into shock if I bought one." But...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 Tent Review
June 22, 10:30am

lighters
- If the Bic gets wet it will work again once it's dried. - The childproof tab is easily removed in seconds with needlenose pliers. Mike Clelland illustrates this in his new book. - The ...

In GEAR » The over use of lighters
June 07, 12:29pm

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I am looking into hammocking as well. I have never slept well on the ground, even on 'good' sites. By the time I include the thick pad and doodads it would take for me to sleep well on th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's Your View Towards Hammocks?
June 03, 3:26pm

home testing
I used the BPL method to check the volumes of a number of packs I was looking at. The Black Diamond Speed 30 and Speed 40 packs (the old styles, not the bloated current ones) were very accurately ...

In GEAR » Pack Volume Calculation Doesn't Add Up
May 31, 12:09pm

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Good review Roger. Undies seem mundane until you're 3 days out and getting chafed. Then every step is pain. For those with thicker thighs looking to prevent the inner thigh chafe, Ex Offic...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Briefs Review
October 13, 8:58am

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>> Surely someone who spends so much time in the vicious Australian scrub would know... >I make my own trousers as well, and stuff does NOT fall out of the pockets on them. This is e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
September 18, 5:19pm

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