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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Part 4b
Re: "I would love a review of garments insulated with synthetic material. I own a Cocoon jacket and pant and they are definitely competitive with the down garments at that weight. Once you sta...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)
June 20, 5:14pm

Temp of 115 kills hiker
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say temperatures hit an estimated 115 degrees in a Colorado River canyon where a Scout group took a fateful hike over the weekend. Lake Mead park rangers say ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Temp of 115 kills hiker
June 10, 12:08pm

RailRiders bone flats
I love the mesh panels on my BoneFlats shirt that run up the inside of the sleeve and down the side of the body. They let in the breeze but not the sunlight.

In GEAR » Ultimate Sun Shirt Search
June 05, 4:25pm

Fabric drains sweat
Non-Wetting Fabric That Drains Sweat Invented May 20, 2013 — Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the ...

In GEAR » Fabric drains sweat
May 20, 6:01pm

Glen's heavy pants
His pants look like they weight 8 lbs. Has he ever heard of RailRiders bone flat pants?

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 1: Concepts and Scope.
May 09, 11:43am

Vultures eat hiker
What if she had fallen only 20 feet, and wasn't dead, would the vultures have eaten her anyway? The body of a woman who died after falling off a cliff in France was devoured by vultures in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vultures eat hiker
May 06, 3:47pm

Pair with FF Wren?
Perhaps the arm holes of the bivy line up with the arm holes in Feathered Friends Wren sleeping bags: “The zippered arm holes of the Wren series allow you to essentially wear your bag like an ub...

In GEAR » Are those two sleeve-holes to stick your arms out of the bivy?
April 28, 7:19pm

Are those two sleeve-holes to stick your arms out of the bivy?
Look at the picture on Prolite Gear, the Rab Andes eVent bivy, 1.22 lbs. The text says “arms free arrangement,” but I’m not sure what that means. Is this so you can sit up in the snow and sl...

In GEAR » Are those two sleeve-holes to stick your arms out of the bivy?
April 27, 5:32pm

Patagonia explains Patagonia
Part of P-Gucci’s explanation: “Perhaps the biggest design accomplishment of the jacket is i...

In GEAR » "The Finest Down Parka Ever" (Patagonia)
March 04, 9:12pm

Damage from backpacks Heavy Backpacks May Damage Nerves, Muscles and Skeleton, Study Suggests Feb. 21, 2013 — Trudging from place to place with heavy weights on our backs is an everyday reality, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Damage from backpacks
February 25, 8:19pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm