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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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Sprint Aquatics are great
Ditto to everything said above. I add a thin "insole" to my Aquatics that's a shaped cut-out from the disposable foam flip-flops my wife gets from the shop after a pedicure. I suppose...

In GEAR » "Hotel" shoescamp shoes
August 12, 1:08pm

Big Sky Wisp 1P tent
I saw the Big Sky Wisp 1-person tent at the OR Summer show last week. Bob Molen was displaying their 10.6 oz all cuben "Let it Pour" fabric version. For a compact, small footprint, single...

In GEAR » Current best single person tent around 18-20oz
August 11, 12:27pm

11th Essential (for me)
Pee bottle - essential equipment for all my overnight hikes.

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 21, 11:37am

The Bigelow Tea Company makes a powdered coconut water and green tea mix
Monty, What is the name of this product from Bigelow Tea Company? I was looking on their website but didn't see it (or saw it and didn't realize what it was).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 20, 11:17pm

What are we missing, really?
I carry an iPhone because it's my GPS, my camera, my reader, and my phone home when the trip ends. While on the trail though the phone is on airplane mode and I stay blissfully ignorant of anyt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 17, 4:10pm

SINTESI 1 tent
Not bad at all for $135 USD.

In GEAR » What do you think of this tent?
July 09, 5:39pm

Looking for the same thing
My wife will be walking the Camino de Santiago route across Spain this summer, and I'm looking for a summer sleeping bag for her. So far the Sea to Summit Traveller TRL bag(50F/10C) looks promi...

In GEAR » Lighweight summer bag/quilt
June 30, 11:47am

How about a Packa?
Better coverage than a poncho, with better breathability than a jacket.

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 04, 10:30am

Dri Ducks
I use and like the jacket but ditched the pants in favor of a pair of tyvek pants from US Plastics (though lots of places sell them). I pull them on over my hiking pants when the weather or bugs ar...

In GEAR » My Experience with Dri Ducks
May 19, 12:59pm

Have one
I bought one of these last year and it works rather well. Very easy to stash away when you're down in the trees and don't need it. I don't bother bringing the carry pouch, but that'...

In Gear Deals » Sunday Afternoons Traveler Hat $10 @ Amazon - FS w/$35+ order
May 05, 6:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am