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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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FYI, the company used to be called Cocona, and I have a Rab merino long sleeve T-shirt that uses Cocona fabric as the side panels. Minimal stink, fast wicking, no issues. I've not tried anythin...

In GEAR » 37.5 Technology?
October 20, 8:27pm

Maybe try a cozy container?
The cozy containers from Antigravity Gear ( might be a good compromise solution. Easy to use, easy to clean. I have their 3-cup cozy, which doesn't seem to be available ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 02, 11:40am

Gaia wins
+1 for the Gaia recommendation. It works great on my (now rather dated) iPhone4

In GEAR » Apple GPS App
October 01, 12:59pm

The staple "hangover" breakfast from Mexico seems like it would be an easy breakfast or dinner for backpacking. I'm thinking it would be fine to start with a handful of fried corn tor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chilaquiles
August 25, 7:44pm

Trail food you can't stand
Ha! I had the same experience in the early 80's with some Mountain House freeze-dried chicken salad. I like chicken salad, and I was hungry, but this stuff was beyond disgusting. Waaaaay beyond...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 18, 1:07pm

Tripod chair is my vote
I have a tripod chair with 22" legs that I bought at Costco many, many years ago. It weighs exactly 1 pound, and it goes with me on all my trips. At 6'2" I wouldn't want anything ...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 13, 10:05am

Tyvek pants
Tyvek pants are reasonably waterproof and would be much more durable than the driducks. They're super inexpensive too. It's what I use (Driducks jacket and Tyvek pants, from US Plastics).

In GEAR » Winter Gear for WA Section of the PCT
August 12, 4:48pm

Sprint Aquatics are great
Ditto to everything said above. I add a thin "insole" to my Aquatics that's a shaped cut-out from the disposable foam flip-flops my wife gets from the shop after a pedicure. I suppose...

In GEAR » "Hotel" shoescamp shoes
August 12, 1:08pm

Big Sky Wisp 1P tent
I saw the Big Sky Wisp 1-person tent at the OR Summer show last week. Bob Molen was displaying their 10.6 oz all cuben "Let it Pour" fabric version. For a compact, small footprint, single...

In GEAR » Current best single person tent around 18-20oz
August 11, 12:27pm

11th Essential (for me)
Pee bottle - essential equipment for all my overnight hikes.

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 21, 11:37am

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am