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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

Re: Marmot Atom
Hi, I'm interested if this is still for sale. You listed no contact info though and don't have PM so I hope you see this post. My email is jhaura (at) gmail **dot** com

In Gear Swap » FS: NWT Marmot Atom RHZ
February 14, 1:34pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Golite CTE Hoody Men's S
February 13, 2:18pm

Re: Garmin Foretrex 101
John, Did you see the 101 review here on BPL? I have the 101 and recommend it over the 201 for ...

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 10, 10:04pm

New mods to Whisper G6
Just finished a few more mods on my G6, new weight 3.8 oz: 5. Ergo/contoured upper shoulder strap. I cut out a 6" section from the inside upper edge of each strap because it was digging int...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
February 10, 5:06pm

Re: Lightweight Stove for India
Colin, I took a whisperlite and burned kerosene. I also found white gas here and there. They also have propane/butane stuff in mainland india, so maybe some in the trekking areas too. One of the ma...

In GEAR » Lightweight Stove for India
February 03, 3:46pm

Marmot Ion as VB?
With all the reports of older Ion's lack of breathability wouldn't it make a great vapor barrier shirt? If you wear a base layer under it seems like a lighter cheaper version of the RBH or ...

In GEAR » Marmot Ion as VB?
January 31, 5:04pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Terroc 330 Men's 9
January 24, 11:24am

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