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Return Policy
I think that the internet/social media really is what killed the return policy. When you had to walk up and face the cashier and tell her why you were returning that generated a lot of fear and ...

In GEAR » NPR Reports: REI vs L.L. Bean Return Policy
September 25, 11:09am

Re: Re: BPL in the Past
I haven't been around that long but even since I started here the quality of available gear from mainstream and cottage manufacturers has made the need to innovate almost disappear. A 24 oz ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL in the Past
September 25, 10:48am

Re: Down jackets
Has anyone tried the new Golite Down Jackets. http://www.golite.com/Mens-Selkirk-Ultralite-800-Fill-Down-Jacket-P47040.aspx The price looks pretty good and the Weight looks competitive with t...

In GEAR » can you suggest a down jacket for my needs please
August 07, 11:30am

Re: What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (simplicity at it's best)
I think you can cut more weight and Items out of your system. - T/P - you don't give a wait to it but 5 days of Toilet paper is at least 3 oz and can easily be left behind by bring a 1/2 oun...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 06, 7:37pm

Re: Has Anyone Used a Rain "Kilt"?
I have the ULA rain skirt. It is great for thunderstorm use. As others have said it keeps your core dry and warm. For the rockies it works. I would probably switch to rain pants if I was expe...

In GEAR » Has Anyone Used a Rain "Kilt"?
August 06, 12:47pm

Re: The Hammock Backpack
What would be an interesting idea is if you could just carry around a backpack harness and the hammock could be formed into the sack which would strap into your harness. This way you would elimina...

In GEAR » The Hammock Backpack
August 01, 4:54pm

Blue Pad Camp shoes
i was just going to post my blue foam camp shoes but someone beat me to it. They are cheap, easy to make and light. No need for crocs, thongs, or flipflops. If you add strips of duct tape to t...

In GEAR » What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
July 28, 1:05pm

Winter Quilts
Eventually I will buy a revX winter quilt to use as an overbag. 750 fill vs 850 fill wont make a difference for me. Price will. I really like the idea of holding the price down on the entry ...

In GEAR » enLIGHTened equipment product changes in Sept.
July 22, 9:36pm

Re: REI Kingdom 4
The Kingdom 6 is fantastic. We have been through several big storms with it and as long as you use 14 pegs it holds up well. (it only comes with 8). Its an expensive tent though. I sucked it up...

In GEAR » car camping tent
July 17, 11:20pm

Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
I thing I did to reduce the number of items in my pack was to start with a blank sheet sitting at my kitchen table away from any gear and make a list of things I needed on my hike. List things lik...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
July 10, 8:48am

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm