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Re: DWR Down
>> real world experiments, such as if the bag gets soaked That is an interesting scenario, but I really don't care that much about it. What I care about is if it gets damp, not soaking...

In GEAR » Water Repellent Down, One Year In
January 17, 7:47pm

Re: Calling all Altai Hok users!
I have a pair. They are fun. One of the things I like about them is that you can easily fit them in a trunk (although I think I have the shorter ones). This means that you can join your friends who...

In GEAR » Calling all Altai Hok users!
December 03, 10:36pm

Re: re
I have a Refuge X and like it. I don't have a Soloplex, but I like the looks of it. They are fairly similar. From what I can tell, here are two differences: 1) The Soloplex is symmetrical fr...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Soloplex vs Six Moon Designs Skyscape X
November 25, 8:53pm

Re: scale
I'm with Dale on this -- relax, have a home brew. Generally speaking, your scale doesn't have to be that accurate. Within a tenth of an ounce (or a few grams) is fine, and just about every ...

In GEAR » What scale should I buy
November 23, 6:12pm

Re: RE: Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
>> Am I missing something, can't your original saw be resharpened? Good point. I had considered it, but assumed that it wouldn't be worth it. I don't have the tools to sharpen ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 21, 10:41am

Re: Re: Looking for a folding saw around 4 ounces
Thanks (to both of you). I'm leaning towards the Silky Pocket Boy 130 or maybe the Felco 600 saw. The Silky looks outstanding, but the Felco is one of the few that is less than five ounces. It ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 18, 12:22pm

Looking for a folding saw around 4 ounces
I have a small folding saw that I use to remove tree debris from the trail (typically branches off of blowdowns). It weighs a little less than 4 ounces (104 grams). It has a blade that is about 6 i...

In GEAR » Looking for a 4 ounce folding saw
November 18, 10:01am

Re: Re: Squeeze mod
>> Holding the weight of the full container is the stressful part. Yes, and the key, in my opinion. Using tubes like Chad did is fine, except the tubes can very easily come off. This is wh...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini close
November 11, 5:13pm

Re: Skyscape
I have the X, and agree with Art. It is an excellent tent. The only thing I don't like is that you put the poles inside, instead of outside. This is a common design (e. g. Mids) but less than i...

In GEAR » Anyone here purchase and use Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout?
November 10, 9:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
Thanks Richard. If the Cuben/Event is as breathable as the ID Thru Hiker (or even somewhere in between the ID and Propore) then it is an outstanding jacket. Simply put, you can't find anything ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 09, 4:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm