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Re: GG Mariposa & GV4
If the Mariposa is a M/L, then I'd be interested in buying it. I can be contacted at

In Gear Swap » GG Mariposa & GV4
April 16, 1:50am

$5 1.5 oz. Energizer LED Headlamp @ Walmart
Hey folks, Having to replace some missing gear (so much for the conservation of mass), I found what I considered was quite a deal at Walmart: Energizer LED Headlamp for $5 and change, weighing i...

In GEAR » $5 1.5 oz. Energizer LED Headlamp @ Walmart
April 16, 1:39am

RE: Tyvek Noise
You're welcome, Paul. Vick, thanks for the info on tyvek noise. I asked because I remember that a member in the yahoo backpackinglight group refused to sell tarp sized pieces of Tyvek because o...

In GEAR » Tyvek Jacket
March 28, 12:35am

RE: Tyvek Jacket
FWIW, Brawny and the Dancing Light Gear folks sell tyvek by the linear foot: Of course, the cheapest option is your local construction site, foreman willi...

In GEAR » Tyvek Jacket
March 27, 5:34pm

RE: Tale of Two Alphamids
Man, I thought the weight limit of what could be reached in a shelter/system was reached a couple of years ago. Full protection for less than 4 oz.?!? Serves me right for being out of the loop! Bi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tale of Two Alphamid's ~ MYOG ~ U-L & SUL
March 26, 8:45pm

Making Foster's Beer Can Sans Opener
Hey all, I just wanted to share the technique that I used to make my own Foster's Beer Can pot. I was hoping just to score the periphery until a nice circle popped out (as with the pepsi can st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making Foster's Beer Can Sans Opener
March 25, 11:07pm

RE: Cheapest UL Gear Challenge
Sorry that I've posted a little late in the game. Anyway, I think the difficulty in comparing any two of these lists is the fuzzy "boundaries." In other words, the items you assume you can just p...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
March 25, 7:54pm

RE: Gearlist for Andrew Browne
Andrew, contact me offline ( with your email address and I'll send you my gear list. I just figured that given the topic, posting my gear list here might be inappropriate. -Tony

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight: For the Masses?
June 04, 11:00pm

RE: Balance
Carol, what exactly do you mean by "transparency?"

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight: For the Masses?
June 04, 10:47pm

SUL: Useful or Bragging Rights?
Ok, I'm going to play the contrarion and write that I don't know if I buy into SUL backpacking. While I admire the scrutiny it entails when making a gearlist, I think any benefits it can possibly ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight: For the Masses?
May 31, 10:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Antonio Abad

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PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
They are comfy down to freezing, but aren't terribly wind resistant. Thus, I pair these with OR basic shell mitts (goretex) and have used this combination down to the teens. It's comfortable in thos...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 19, 2:28am

Integral Designs Sil Poncho
I would have easily given this piece of gear a 5 if it was available in a larger option. As a poncho, it certainly delivers. The drawcords help minimize any flapping at the expense of air circulatio...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 19, 2:07am

GoLite Breeze
I dove headfirst into the ultralight way by buying this pack. I used it for almost 1.5 years before I sold it. My baseweight never topped 9 lbs with this bag yet my shoulders were always aching afte...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 19, 1:52am

Montane Featherlite
Lightweight, breathable, and very water resistant. What's not to like? This is my favorite and most versatile piece of clothing. I've used it for almost 3 years now. I wear it any number of ways: ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 19, 1:39am

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
When I received my Puffball Vest I was somewhat underwhelmed: it looked like Patagonia skimped on the loft and the fit seemed kind of off. The latter objection was due to the combination of my physiq...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
March 19, 1:22am