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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
StateWA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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Axio altimeter
I like using an altimeter to gauge my progress on climbs up to or down from passes, etc ("hey, I've only got 400' to go!") and like Roger said they come in handy when used in comb...

In GEAR » Altimeters
September 27, 4:24pm

Easton Kilo 1 person tent
Keep us informed about how the Kilo 1 feels and holds up during use. I'm 6'2" and may be pushing the outer limits for comfortable use of this tent, but I remember about 10 years ago lo...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo 1 Person--Brief Review
September 24, 3:07pm

The humble mayonnaise jar
Last trip I brought an empty mayonnaise jar to use as a pee bottle. Wide mouth top (good target) and wide bottom (hard to tip over), smooth sides for easy cleaning (I used it as an extra water carr...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
September 10, 3:06pm

TiGoat poles
I would be interested in purchasing one of the TiGoat poles (I already own one and only need one more to make a set). If there is anyone else out there in BPL-land who wants to split Eugene's p...

In Gear Swap » FS: Ti-Goat AGP trekking poles, Patagonia Nine Trails windshell
August 13, 11:06am

Thermawrap parka
KC, Very interested, but before I officially pull the trigger can you tell me more about the fit? I am 6'2" and about 180 - I have the MB jacket in a large size and it fits me well with...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell thermawrap hooded jacket Men's XL
August 09, 10:10am

Evernew
The Evernew bladders have the same thread design as the Sawyer Squeeze bags, and they (the Sawyer filter and the Evernew bladder) mate together very well.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sawyer Squeeze Mods x 3 plus pad inflator
August 06, 6:00pm

Great photo
Hey Brian - I love the avatar photo you're using. A bear on his best behavior! Dave

In Gear Swap » Borrow my bearikade weekender!
August 06, 12:50pm

Thermawrap parka
...if it was a large size I'd be all over it.

In Gear Swap » MB Thermawrap Parka
July 30, 12:59pm

Solomid again
Thanks all for the sizing insights. As much as I like the Solomid design I think I'd really be pushing it, height-wise. I'll have to pass.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Solomid with Perimeter bug netting
July 10, 7:08pm

Solomid question
Jeff - how tall are you? I've been told 6' or 6'1" is about the max for using a Solomid, and I'm 6'2". Not sure if I'd fit, but I do like the design.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Solomid with Perimeter bug netting
July 10, 3:48pm

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