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They dont generally. Your friend should subtract the wt of the stuffsack im guessing. And run the bag thru a dryer cycle. They often weigh about 1 oz or so more due to humidity pickup. I...

In GEAR » What's with Western Mountaineering weights?
June 29, 6:01am

I have fond memories of Provence, eating breakfast outside every morning, on a hill overlooking the town, next to a 600 yr old windmill. White raisin croissants and cream cheese. But its also t...

In GEAR » They should call this, THE CAFFIN
June 27, 5:28pm

The hex solo plus is about 59"deep from the tip of the beak, to the rear of the tent the deschutes is ~80" these are from their published footprint dimensions That extra depth i...

In GEAR » Which tarp?! Deschutes vs Solomid XL vs hexamid vs ????
June 26, 4:15pm

I have to agree, light specs are not that great. I see 12 as too low on med, and 120 too high. 6 hrs at 12L is pretty poor too on even alkaline AAA. I carry similar Olite i3S EOS as my o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 9
June 26, 2:00am

Solo plus
I believe the wt of all joes shelters went up with the new overlapping storm doors for the beak. Wt i quote is from website, and joes wts are always spot-on. Unlike some other mfgs. Im sure hes ...

In GEAR » Which tarp?! Deschutes vs Solomid XL vs hexamid vs ????
June 25, 9:01pm

Deschutes vs solo plus
Hex solo + is 3" longer, and taller steeper pitch.(52" vs about 49) Pitches with minimum 8 stakes, preferably 10. 52" is too tall for some trekking poles without a jack or a rock....

In GEAR » Which tarp?! Deschutes vs Solomid XL vs hexamid vs ????
June 25, 8:07pm

baguette bag
If only... When I worked in southern France, we were sitting outside eating at a restaurant once when noticed someone from the kitchen in a sweaty sleeveless undershirt bringing some baguettes t...

In GEAR » They should call this, THE CAFFIN
June 25, 7:37pm

Yeah, a heavy foodbag can make the jam-stick put side pressure on the latch and bend it. Orientation of biner can make it more suceptible. You can use anything, even cord loop, carabiner is just...

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 24, 12:25am

SOLD - gear "the one" $200
SOLD- thanks for the interest to all. Gossamer gear "the one" very sought after shelter for PCT and JMT. too many shelters, so Im letting this one go. I havent used it in several yea...

In Gear Swap » Gossamer gear "the one" $200
June 23, 4:10pm

No, you dont NEED one. The JMT is a heavily travelled trail, a VERY heavily travelled trail, and there are rangers in the backcountry as well. You can think up scenarios where it would save you...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 22, 4:24pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm