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In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Terroc 330 Men's 9
January 01, 12:53pm

Re: Questions regarding all layers of clothing
Derek, Check out the Gear Lists Forum section, there you will find the detailed kits many of the members here use for typical 3-season use. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpacking...

In GEAR » Questions regarding all layers of clothing
December 30, 9:17pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Climashield XP 6yds, 4.5mm Silk 7yds
December 21, 6:34pm

Re: Permanent DWR?
Vick, what fabric are you referring to that has a perm. DWR? Or is it an aftermarket application which gives a fabric a perm. DWR?

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy bag as standard gear
December 21, 5:18pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Skaha Hoodie with pocket-NEW
December 20, 9:30pm

Re: Heat Sheet as VB
I used a heat sheet bivy as a VB last night in 29* temps and loved it. Silkweight skin layer, VB and then my Nunatak down quilt rated at 32*. Normally I would be very cold at 29* as I am a co...

In GEAR » Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
December 18, 11:59am

Re: Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
So I could replace my more expensive DWR bivy (6oz) with a heatsheets bivy (3oz) inside my quilt as a VB and another heatsheets bivy (3oz) outside my quilt as a waterproof bivy and end up at the sa...

In GEAR » Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
December 17, 9:13pm

Re: Nunatak Arc Ghost vs Rab Quantum Top Bag
The Arc X Specialist is a good alt. to the ghost. It has three straps, better down control and other updated features. I have one and love it. The third strap is a definite advantage over the ghost...

In GEAR » nunatak Arc Ghost vs Rab Quantum Top Bag
December 14, 10:37am

Collapsable Chopsticks
Here's a quick and easy one: take-out chopsticks and 2 inches of 1/4 inch od poly tubing from the hardware store. In the first photo I have the tubing pushed down onto the chopstick for packing...

In Make Your Own Gear » Collapsable Chopsticks
December 13, 10:00pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Climashield XP 6yds, 4.5mm Silk 7yds
December 13, 1:09pm

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