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Re: Elite
"But what has BPL accomplished? I can tell you this. There was nothing remotely like this blog before." Well to be fair ..... there was TLB, which some here are also still active on.

In On the Web » Whiteblaze.net is Anti-ultralight
December 09, 3:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: no no
"By the way, just to help things along, I notice that it now seems that the Australia/India plate, which is heading north into Asia and forming the Himalyas, may be cracking in half midway bet...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
December 05, 3:49am

Re: Re: Re: re: Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
Pictures of the Gram Comp Also interested in the Windstopper one. http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/ultralight-active-shell-from-haglofs/10199.html

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
November 04, 4:30am

Re: Japanese members, can you help, please?
Hi Fred In case you didn't get a response to this post, the sacoche is by/from Hikers Depot in Tokyo ("Haikazudepo" is what happens to "Hikers Depot" when reverse transla...

In GEAR » Japanese members, can you help, please?
October 11, 3:17am

Re: Mine are off leash and I dare you to object
"we're not sure about their training but they sure do have mean stares." So, let me get this straight: you got three oversized, un-trained dogs bred for fighting and you don't ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is this just bad luck with aggressive dogs or is this normal?
September 11, 7:34am

Re: Re: All I want are some socks...but the shipping cost...OMG!
Alternatively, go to Wiggle or one of the other UK bike stores, buy Sealskinz instead and if you spend more than about A$80 the shipping to Australia is free.

In GEAR » All I want are some socks...but the shipping cost...OMG!
September 08, 8:39am

Re: nano
"Correct, it's a nanofabric texture that mimics the texture of leaves" I also have a pair of mountaineering pants made of Schoeller 3XDry which is closer in function to the lotus l...

In GEAR » Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
August 27, 4:02am

Re: DWR
"This does not mean that the materials are functionally waterproof in continued use." Well, in my experience the jacket is functionally waterproof - but the question is how durable tha...

In GEAR » Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
August 27, 4:00am

Re: it's a waterproof windproof
Or, to put it more simply: it's a very light, very breathable windproof that happens to be functionally waterproof. Because of the DWR. Well, it struck me as kind of a step forward.

In GEAR » Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
August 26, 7:19am

Re: Group Gear
Excellent Manfred, looks like a fantastic trip.

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 25, 6:21am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm