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Laural Bourque (lauralbaby) - BPL Guest

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About Me Came across UL at the same time as I began backpacking.
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weight transferrence
It also can depend on the pack. 30lbs in a Vapor Trail feels really heavy, whereas 20-30lbs all kind of feel the same in my ancient 7lb Osprey pack. (Which is how people carried 50-70lbs, btw.)

In GEAR » Feel the weight difference?
July 02, 12:53pm

Not sure about the iPhone, but on a Droid (Verizon) as long as you get the GPS fix, you can put the phone into Airplane mode and it will keep GPS going.

In GEAR » Iphone GPS apps
July 01, 10:19pm

I've seen
... people using their sternum straps to keep the umbrellas stable.

In GEAR » Attaching an Umbrella
July 01, 7:20pm

I/O Bio
I/O Bio makes what you want.

In GEAR » Icebreaker 150 Legging Equivalent?
July 01, 5:19pm

Re: Mary D- Brawny rain coat and pants?
I'm guessing it's these.

In GEAR » ULing the Clothing Bag
July 01, 5:07pm

on sale
At Nordstrom.

June 30, 2:49pm

Merino Wool on Sale

In Make Your Own Gear » Merino Wool by the Yard?
June 30, 1:14pm

a bit late to call
This is the 85"x61" correct?

In Gear Swap » Mt Rogers Quilt
June 30, 1:54am

a better idea
Use as a staff, food collector, bushwacker, and bear killer!

In Multiple Use Gear » hiking staff / bear deterrent
June 27, 3:01pm

I just got PeakAR, which is similar to the star map but for mountains. You point your phone at a mountain range and it picks out the names of the peaks for you. Granted this is only good when you h...

In Multiple Use Gear » My smart phone, a digital swiss army knife.
June 27, 2:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Laural Bourque

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Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
What's the beef with the hood? I would have bought the jacket if I didn't want the hood, but I did want the hood, so I bought the Parka. I've seen complaints that the women's doesn...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 08, 9:54pm

Osprey Exos 46
Just chiming in with everyone else. If it fits you, it's a great pack. I put my bladder INSIDE the airscape area rather than in the provided pocket. Works great and cools my back as I hike!

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 18, 5:32pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Carry less water in your pack and get a liter in under a minute? Sure! I got this in 2009, a bit after the kinks were worked out I suppose, and have never had a single issue with it. Except one time a...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 18, 5:24pm

GoLite Wisp
I find this windshirt to be rather clammy feeling, and the fit to be poor. There are better windshirts.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 6:00pm

I/O Bio Women's Contact Tight - Bottom Baselayer
I've tried Ibex, Smartwool, and Icebreaker wool clothing, but the I/O Bio is the lightest and softest. It's probably most comparable to the Ibex Woolies, although the material seems more durab...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 30, 2:52am