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Brendan West (bderw) - BPL Guest

My Locale Northeast Pennsylvania
About Me A heavy (fat) ultralight backpacker.
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Brendan West

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Re; tight logic
I can see the logic of hiking in tights—you would be less prone to chafing between your thighs, as there is no loose fabric to abrade against your skin. In rain, wet tights wouldn't bog you d...

In GEAR » Under Armour and walking in tights..
March 30, 12:13am

Re: merino
Thanks! I had not heard of Icebreakers before. I'll have to check them out.

In GEAR » Wool boxer-brief comparison?
March 29, 9:19pm

Wool boxer-brief comparison?
Looking for merino boxers, I can find four choices: Smartwool Microweight Boxer Briefs, Ibex Zephyr Wool Boxer Shorts, M.E.C. Merino Wool Micro Light Boxers and, of course, Backpacking Light Bearto...

In GEAR » Wool boxer-brief comparison?
March 29, 9:01pm

How was your trip?
It's about three weeks later, how'd it go? And I'd agree with Matt. Your hand insulation looks like it could work down to about -30F! I'd have taken just the base layer gloves an...

In Gear Lists » 24 Hour Winter Trip
March 14, 5:12pm

Dyneema Z1
I've been taking a hard look at the custom option for a pack made of Dyneema. I've tarted up the specs quite a bit, adding shock cords, tall water bottle pockets, extra padding in the sh...

In GEAR » What do you think of the Zpacks?
March 06, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Suitability for Backpacking
Rick, I think the benefits of an iPhone as a GPS transceiver are highly dependant on the hiker. I.e., I don't use, nor have ever used, a stand-alone GPS unit for hiking. I'm a map-and-co...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
March 02, 8:27pm

Re: GPS Question
Joseph Reeves wrote: "I would love to purchase this app, but have not been able to use my iPhone's GPS outside of coverage areas. I've tried a number of times in western and northern A...

In GEAR » Solid iPhone GPS App
March 02, 8:18pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Backpacking-Light-approved combination of PossumDown gloves and Backpacking Light Featherlite Vapor Mitts. On a trip in Northeast Pennsylvania with tem...

In GEAR » Keeping hands warm
February 13, 10:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Brendan West

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SnowPeak 900
I bought this pot two years ago for use with a canister stove. I liked that the pot was designed to house a Snow Peak Giga Power fuel canister and stove head. I didn't really like the lid—a fry...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 17, 12:32pm