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Bushwacking Shell
Yes Roger, once again, very practical looking gear... it is a tough gig balancing long lasting and lightweight...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field – Bushwacking Shell
November 07, 1:07am

not quite right there... Kathmandu was sold by the Camerons a few years back... at some stage they bought Fairydown from the Ellis's but were bound by a golden handcuffs clause not to operat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone else hate sleeping sticky?
September 26, 5:03am

Fairydown 170gsm Long sleeve T's
How about a 100% wool top and bottom? ...much less smelly than blends like smartwool and feel more comfortable over a bigger range of temps IMHO... as you are not bush-bashing in it abrasion i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone else hate sleeping sticky?
September 25, 6:41am

Fairydown 170gsm Long sleeve T's
dupe post, maybe a mod could sort this please!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone else hate sleeping sticky?
September 25, 6:41am

wet and dry clothing system
I have always used a wet and dry clothing system... wet is what you wear during the day... as soon as I have set up camp I change into the 'dry'- generally something like a 164g long sl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone else hate sleeping sticky?
September 06, 6:47am

Why test this dud?!
Doesn't sound like a winner... the question though is why even bother testing a bag with less than 2in loft that claims that temp rating? Surely that claim alone smacks of yet another mass mark...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lafuma Pro 650 Down Sleeping Bag REVIEW
July 18, 3:06am

hex pole
if you have an old carbon fishing rod around you can jimmy 2 poles up by using a similiar technique the authors used in the BPL review. we use a similiar system for our walking poles

In GEAR » golite hex 3
August 19, 6:15am

Gorilla pod
that is so freaking cool! I really like my gorilla pod for doing the tripod thing even though it is heavier and bulkier than my old one so a new use is tremendous!

In Multiple Use Gear » gorila pod light
August 17, 11:41pm

Hex 3 poles
just curious... what is the main reason you wouldn't use walking poles?

In GEAR » golite hex 3
August 17, 11:38pm

Norway Mossies
Before we did our trip to Norway (lots of flying bities) we soaked all our outer clothing in permythrin. This included long sleeve shirts, long pants, hat as well as night gear. A small dab of ...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt as Bug Shirt
August 16, 4:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Healy

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Fairydown 170gsm long sleeve T
As has been posted previously - 100% merino wool at 17 micron or less -rocks. soft comfortable performance that doen't smell etc... drawbacks... weight... In my size my Icebreaker 190gsm lon...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 28, 4:28am

Icebreaker Skin 200 boxer briefs
Been using IB stuff now for about 7years. The moths holes finally got to numerous on a previous pair of IB shorts - a big problem with all wool gear ya really gotta keep the camphor up to them - so I...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
October 19, 8:14am

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I love this piece of luxury! I use 2 of the dual compartment types stacked on top of each other. No more finding stuff to squish together when your WB's are soaked... then having to constantly rea...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 07, 5:04pm

Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake
A small thing perhaps, but the Vargo Titanium Nail Tent Stake is a winner! Having one of these in with the pack of BMW Lazr Tent Stakes and you never worry about hard/stony ground again. Just make ...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 3:03am

Golite Hex 3
Looking for a lightweight shelter for 2 people plus gear? Looking for a shelter that is robust enough for high winds with rain and sleet? Looking for a bit more space so you can cook and hang out in ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 09, 3:02am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
How can you not commend the BMW bivy sack?! Very waterproof, very breathable, very light and bugproof and adds a few degrees to your sleeping bag especially if there is a bit of a breeze going. The ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 09, 2:55am

Macpac Amp 35
For the past year my self and girlfriend have been mostly using Macpac Amp 35 which is about the size of a normal 45l (approx 2700ci) pack. I normally carry a total of between 7 - 14kg (15.4lb – 30lb)...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 2:53am