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Re: Re: Pemi Loop
>>>Are there truly no ground spots near liberty springs and/or guyot???<<< Liberty Springs is in Franconia Notch State Park where camping is restricted to designated areas. The...

In Gear Lists » Pemi Loop
July 21, 8:05am

Re: Cuben Fibre
What if all the mods have to suspend themselves?

In GEAR » Cuben Fibre
July 20, 4:50pm

Re: Pemi Loop
Do you have a rain jacket listed? I would bring a rain jacket and drop the wind shirt. (Ooops - just realized you have the Cape for rain gear.) Personally, in the summer in the Whites I don'...

In Gear Lists » Pemi Loop
July 20, 12:00pm

Re: Ultralight from scratch, not practical.
More traditional gear for the most part isn't any more versatile than ultrlight gear. You're always going to be making a choice between weight, durability, range of use, etc. Even when I...

In GEAR » Ultralight from scratch, not practical.
July 09, 8:12am

Re: Temp Rating?
For me the UL Down Inner is good to about 35 degrees doing camp chores and whatnot. That includes wearing an very light merino wool baselayer and a fleece beenie. Everyone is a little different tho...

In GEAR » Montbell Thermawrap Vs. Down Inner Jacket
June 04, 9:09am

Re: Re: Re: Hmmmm...
The tarp was made by Joe at ZPacks. It's 9x6x5 with a catanery ridgeline and weighs 3.3oz before guylines. It was a custom order at the time I bought it but I think Joe offers tarps as standard...

In GEAR » ultralight one man enclosed shelter?
June 03, 8:19am

Re: Backpacking jacket
If you're talking about 3 season in NE for wearing around camp in the evening and early morning doing chores and whatnot, the Montbell UL Down inner is a good choice. It's very light (my si...

In GEAR » Ultralight Down Jacket Recommendations???
June 03, 7:24am

Re: Ultralight Down Jacket Recommendations???
What is your projected use and expected low temps?

In GEAR » Ultralight Down Jacket Recommendations???
June 03, 7:15am

Re: Hmmmm...
>>>The newer single wall tents have come SO close to tarp/groundcloth/bug tent weight that I see no point in tarping anymore. I love my Moment tent and liked my former Contrail a lot too.&...

In GEAR » ultralight one man enclosed shelter?
June 03, 7:11am

Re: Re: RE Poles
I use the exact poles and I think they're really nice. Mine weigh 12.4oz for the pair. You could also save a little more weight by replacing the wrist strap with something lighter. I've als...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Peak UL Trekking Poles
June 02, 8:18am

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am