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Re: W's Smartwool Spectrum Hoodies $60
I got my wife one of these in XS and it fit me snug. I think they run very big. I'm 5' 7" 155lb. I would get a small for myself and I normally wear medium or small mens.

In Gear Deals » W's Smartwool Spectrum Hoodies $60
February 26, 7:33pm

Re: Gear Sale+free gift w/ purchase
I'll take the siltarp if still for sale.

In Gear Swap » Gear Sale+free gift w/ purchase
February 26, 8:45am

Ibex Shak Hoody at STP
Sierra Trading Post has the ibex shak hoody for $89.

In Gear Deals » Ibex Shak Hoody at STP
February 23, 10:03pm

20% Off $75 Sierra Trading Post
Code 52960 for 20% off a $75 order.

In Gear Deals » 20% Off $75 Sierra Trading Post
February 23, 10:02pm

Re: Golite Reed Length?
I just got mine tailored. I had 3-4 extra inches, so I had him just cut them off at the bottom leaving 6" of zipper and rehem them. The tailor can sew on zipper stops so the pulls don't fl...

In Gear Deals » Golite clearance items at
February 21, 1:49pm

Re: are straps necessary on a quilt?
Stephen, I have an Arc Specialist and would take the straps off right now if I wasn't thinking about selling it. I find the straps cumbersome and restrictive. I toss and turn in my sleep and...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 20, 8:42pm

Re: No declination adj.
John, That's correct, no decl. adj. on the 54lu. I set my fortrex 101 to display magnetic readings and use magnetic bearings when using the compass. When needed I adjust for declination by a...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 19, 6:46pm

Re: Compass w/ Good Sighting and Baseplate
John, Did you check out the Brunton 54LU compass? I have one and really like it because it has a unique sighting system for a baseplate model. The sighting is amazing (to half a degree) and no e...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 18, 9:15pm

Re: Top O' Line Cree LED Lights
PJ, you've probably seen the Draco on Candle Power forums, but it's worth a look if you are a flashlight crack head. I was waiting for a less expensive version Cree and PJ you really hoo...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 18, 1:08pm

Re: Rain / Wind Layer
Generally can't be combined into one YET. As no current waterproof fabric breathes enough to work as a windshirt. This may seem like an insignificant point, but try hiking uphill for 15 minutes...

In Multiple Use Gear » Rain / Wind Layer
February 15, 4:47pm

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