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Re: Warm head wear for using w/quilt?
Don't know if you use down or not, but the JRB down hood at $59 is good down to the mid 20's for me. It has about 2" of loft.

In GEAR » Warm head wear for using w/quilt?
April 15, 11:06am

Re: Doug's Sub-4 Gear List
Doug, Nice, solid list. You've got lots of experience and it shows. As a BPL staffer, it better be a tight list! :) BTW, any specs on the MLD poncho that's not out yet? I know you don...

In Gear Lists » Doug's Sub-4 Gear List
April 14, 10:40pm

Re: Modified MLD Zip Pack
Sam: Thanks for the props! I'm basically at the point where I will be making my big 3 or 4 gear pieces start to finish. This was one of the last gear items I will buy for myself that is read...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified MLD Zip Pack
April 09, 9:58am

Modified MLD Zip Pack
Here's some pics of my MLD Zip pack that I modified recently. Total weight with sternum strap: 8.9oz, size large. Approx new volume 1750ci. Thanks to Ron at MLD for a great pack and excellen...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified MLD Zip Pack
April 08, 4:32pm

Waterproof Map Paper
Artisyn Synthetic Paper - 10 Mil is a great alternative to NG Adventure paper, and is sold by the single sheet. Only avail. in letter size. Shipping is $6. At 67 cents a sheet ($0.69 for less th...

In Gear Deals » Waterproof Map Paper
April 01, 1:53pm

Re: Thru-Fishing the JMT - Dry Fly Selection
#18 Red Ant or #20 black midge. These two drys never fail if there is no current hatch or prominent food source.

In Fishing » Anyone thru-fished the JMT?
April 01, 1:50pm

$2.50 Shipping at STP, No Min.
Till Sunday, Sierra Trading Post has $2.50 shipping with no min order. Usually they are sticklers on shipping and charge high shipping rates, so this is relatively nice.

In Gear Deals » $2.50 Shipping at STP, No Min.
March 30, 10:09am


In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Arc Specialist Quilt
March 30, 10:06am

Re: Quilting Loops
Royal, You can also only quilt loop the insulation to the bottom liner fabric of your quilt and leave the top fabric unquilted, that way you won't see the loops from the outside and will mai...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Q
March 29, 7:09pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Wool 3 Zips
March 27, 9:00pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm