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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Snowshoe boots
Sometimes I will wear insulated supergaiters over a light hiking boot. Unlike overboots, supergaiters leave the sole free to operate as the manufacturer intended, and the supergaiter doesn't t...

In GEAR » Snowshoe Boots?
January 12, 9:06pm

Super Gaiters
Eric, in all your years of skiing, you must have at least tried the super-gaiter: a rubber rand around the lower part of the boot, the fabric part (insulated or un-insulated) extending to above the...

In Winter Hiking » Neoprene boots for winter
January 11, 1:46pm

Bodysuits for racing
XC skiers shown doing Winter Olympic races wear bodysuits so carefully tailored that not one little wrinkle flaps in the breeze, I suppose to avoid air turbulence and extra weight. (Talk about fana...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Jacket
January 11, 1:22pm

Vapor barrier wetness
Re: "My insulation now provides much more warmth. But... I'm out for multiple days. What do I do with that very wet undershirt at night?" So, either you are plagued by moisture pouri...

In Winter Hiking » Vapor Barrier wetness
January 08, 11:22am

Vapor barrier wetness
I would like to learn more about VBs. I've tried VB clothing, but not extensively. So I went to the web site of a VB maker, RBH Designs, LLC: “The windproof NTS shirt prevents evaporative h...

In Winter Hiking » Vapor Barrier wetness
January 04, 9:31pm

Ultralight in the icebox
Joshua: thanks for the help. Since we're talking cold weather hiking, as long as the body feels too cold, is the rate of perspiration at some minimum, until the body feels too warm? Do...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 04, 5:31pm

1.25 lbs of food per day
I can't really argue with any of the above, since I am just an Apprentice Debater, not yet a Master Debater, but is Twight right about ingesting only gels such as GU and drinks such as Gatorade...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 04, 8:30am

Ultralight in the ice box
Re: "For VBLs to work, they must be next to (or very close to) the skin..." Although not stated clearly, I believe Andrew was referring to the Vapor Barrier theory pushed by Stephenson a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 03, 9:34pm

Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day
I believe mountaineer Mark Twight was one of the first to advocate the carbo drip method, not that it matters. However, he made one point which I find convincing, and haven't seen in other post...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 03, 9:10pm

65 % off coupon
You pathetic members with a BPLRank of 0.95 or less got a 20%-off coupon, while the rest of us got a 65%-off coupon. Too, too bad. Better luck in the year 2007.

In Chaff » 65 % off coupon
December 31, 10:42pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm