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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Sam- you need to change that for 2016 :) Mike

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 06, 10:49am

price lowered
price lowered, many seasons left in these boots!

In Gear Swap » some nice cold weather snowshoeing/hiking boots
November 05, 2:45pm

Re: Re: light on insulation
agreed- a 100 wt fleece shirt seems a little light, but then again I don't know what expected temp ranges are on the AT; I wouldn't want to do that on the CDT w/o a puffy (and a 100 wt fleece)

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 04, 6:44am

Re: Cap Midweight vs Cap Thermalweight
I doubt the Thermal (Cap 4) is warmer, as you point out the midweight is using 4.4oz powergrid, the thermal is 3.8oz stuff; looking at the weight of a crew vs crew - the thermal is 5.2, the midweig...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
November 04, 6:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E mail from BPL
"The bad news is it's hell, they only serve Budweiser...." damn, I knew I shouldn't have clicked that link!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » E mail from BPL
November 03, 5:29pm

Re: Re: E mail from BPL
I clicked on the link and went straight to hell- click at your own risk!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » E mail from BPL
November 03, 2:56pm

Re: Re: R1 inside out
I had the perfect opportunity today, but wore my Cap 4 the "right" way :( the Melanzana has no zipped front- imo you need a full zip or a very deep pullover zip to dump heat when neede...

In GEAR » Solution/Fix to a Paramo type WPB systems?
November 03, 1:34pm

some nice cold weather snowshoeing/hiking boots
Merrell Snomotion 6 mid heigh insulated boots, Men's size 9.5, very good condition- they have both Primaloft and Polartec insulation, waterproof TPU shell. A nice Vibram sole, gaiter d ring an...

In Gear Swap » some nice cold weather snowshoeing/hiking boots
November 03, 7:38am

thanks! I'll definitely have to check them out- more room in the toe box would be welcomed, a little more cushioning wouldn't hurt my feelings either a little shorter lugs would be fi...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
November 03, 6:53am

Re: Waist lights
damn Ed- 600 lumens! that would definitely light things up! might keep the lions off the trail too :) Mike

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » headlamp for running
November 02, 6:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm