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I have a Totes brand collapsible umbrella that I've used for decades - both for everyday use and hiking. It's been turned inside out by wind many times, but the telescoping shaft isn't ...

In GEAR » convince me: collapsible vs non-collapsible trekking umbrella
January 29, 7:03am

Wind resistance ?
When you say Alpha is nearly as breathable as fleece, does this mean Alpha lets the wind blow through nearly as much as fleece too ? Do you usually need a wind shirt with alpha ?

In GEAR » Polartec Alpha durability
January 25, 7:59am

How's alpha compare to 300 wt fleece or 60 gm primaloft ?
In terms of breath ability and warmth ? Is it any better than 200 wt fleece under a wind shirt ?

In GEAR » Polartec Alpha durability
January 24, 10:23pm

Kelty packs
I still have my 1974 Kelty frame pack. It weighs 3 pounds and has a padded hipbelt and shoulder straps. The are just a layer of 5/8" CCF inside a 500 denier poly canvas tube with a 2"...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 22, 7:25pm

Contrail pro
Are there guy-out loops midway along the long edge of the tarp ? They would be nice in the wind to prevent flapping, and in the rain - to pre tighten the sides so they don't say inward too muc...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 18, 12:32pm

They seem durable
Half the kids on my sons hockey team switched to the Gatorade squeeze bottles this year. They were breaking regular pull top sports / bike bottles every 2-4 weeks. The Gatorade bottles have had no ...

In GEAR » Gatorade 32oz Squeeze Bottles (As Seen On TV). Anyone use them?
January 17, 9:54am

Re: cheap
The Big Agnes and Sierra designs tents mentioned aren't sil nylon. They are PU coated nylon with a "silicone-treated" outer surface (otherwise known as DWR coated). Marketing at its...

In GEAR » MLD Mid Tauntness Cuben vs. Silnylon
January 01, 7:44am

Thanks !!!
I'll try the "new technology". I'm on the east coast, where it's usually right around freezing, and still high humidity...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 30, 11:58am

Synthetic sweaters
Thanks - I like the idea of a soft shell followed by a synthetic sweater. How does the breathability of synthetic sweaters made from prima loft sport or polar tech alpha compare to fleece + a wi...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 30, 8:07am

Layering advice needed
I find myself needing to add or subtract insulation layers more often than I'd like when hiking in 30-45 degree temperatures. Ie: adjust as the day warms up, the elevation gets higher, the ter...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 29, 7:25pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm