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GG ThinLight R-value
I'm looking to lighten up my sleep pad and was looking at the Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad. Comfort is not an issue, but warmth is. Does anyone know the R-value of these pads? They co...

In GEAR » GG ThinLight R-value
December 29, 3:07am

Which one first?
When applying DWR and Permethrin to soft shell pants, which one goes on first? Does it even matter?

In Philosophy & Technique » Which one first?
December 29, 2:49am

Re: Hammock and a GoLite Poncho/Tarp
Scott, start simple, A-frame setup for your poncho tarp placed just far enough above your hammock so that the tarp doesn't touch you or your sleeping bag. It would be best to try anything new i...

In GEAR » Hammock and a GoLite Poncho/Tarp
December 28, 1:45am

Re: Hammock and a GoLite Poncho/Tarp
Scott, welcome to BPL and welcome to UL backpacking. The answer to your question is not a simple one. There's more variables to take into consideration. How far above the hammock is th...

In GEAR » Hammock and a GoLite Poncho/Tarp
December 27, 3:44am

Re: La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot REVIEW
Great article. I've owned a pair of these boots for a couple of years and I love them. No wear issues yet. Tough, light, comfortable, and water proof. This article is spot on, especiall...

In Editor's Roundtable » La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot REVIEW
December 27, 2:01am

Epic opinion
I would guess that Ryan likes Epic for a winter shelter because it will handle frozen precip better than liquid precip. Snow probably will not wet through like rain would. I doubt that a tipi shelt...

In GEAR » Has anyone gotten wet in an Epic tent?
December 18, 1:40am

Fart students
If not for farts, how else would my nephews learn to pull my finger. Hours of entertainment for the young ones around the camp fire. WARNING: Use caution around open flames, the life you save ma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I Got Banned
December 17, 3:23am

REI $20 off deal
$20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Use coupon code "holiday". You can also go to and print the coupon to use at their retail stores. Expires 12-24-2006.

In Gear Deals » REI $20 off deal
December 17, 3:01am

Arc Ghost vs Specialist
If your goal is to save weight and maximize warmth, then I would go with the Ghost. It's smaller than the Specialist so you can stay warmer (less space for your body to heat). If your going to ...

In GEAR » nunatak Arc Ghost vs Rab Quantum Top Bag
December 17, 2:45am

Re: Quilts
Jordan, if you can wait, BMW is supposed to be putting out a line of synthetic quilts. I have not heard anything about them yet, but I thought they were to be released at the same time as the Cocoo...

In GEAR » Synthetic Insulated Quilts
December 17, 2:08am

All Reader Reviews by D T

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Nunatak Arc Ghost
Recently purchased an Nunatak Arc Ghost and I love it. It has a one ounce overfill and third strap with a rating of +32 degrees. My previous down bag was a Mountain Hardwear Phantom +32. The Phantom h...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 08, 3:03pm

The first pair I purchased had a printing probelm with the height markings on one section of one pole that I did not notice until I got home. I returned them to REI for a second pair. The second pai...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 4:12pm

Hydropel Sports Ointment
Hydropel is the best product I have ever used on my feet. Better than Body Glide and Sportslick put together if that's even possible. Hydropel works great in hot weather with just one minor problem. ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
November 04, 3:48pm