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Re: Re: good hitch = fast and simple
The blakes hitch is no more difficult to tie than a tautline which itself has several different variations Years ago arborists used tautlines, but this has been superseeded by the blakes and oth...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 07, 12:49am

blakes hitch
the blakes hitch was invented 30+ years ago by Heinz Prohaska for mountaineering and caving applications its remained a relatively obscure hitch until popularized by Jason Blake in the 90s for t...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 06, 11:20am

Re: Re: yes
Seems there should be a distinction made between comparing material and comparing build quality...? even cheaper fleeces tend to be pretty well made these days, especially those "value&quo...

In GEAR » is a fleece just a fleece?
April 06, 2:43am

yes
yes ... and no ... there are some differences between the materials of course ... but youll often find stuff made from similar materials for lower prices than the $$$$ brands for example the ...

In GEAR » is a fleece just a fleece?
April 05, 10:04pm

helium
i own and use a helium 1 ... it sits in the pack most of the time though ive used it in some pretty wet PNW weather and it worked fine as said ... for these 2.5L jackets a no hassle warranty is ...

In GEAR » Sub 8 ounce Rainshell Questions
April 05, 9:56pm

prussik
are you guys using actual prusik loops in same sized cord or using another friction hitch and just calling it prusik? prusik cords are known to be poor grippers on same sized cord in the clim...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 05, 9:58am

fancy
alot of these "fancy" materials is that so people can say they are "different" or "better" ... some kind of status symbol as said alot of down is the byproduct of t...

In GEAR » Llama Wool Sleeping Bag
April 04, 11:36am

OR
OR has the best warranty in the business some BPLers have stated issues with marmots warranty on their rain jackets ... do a search with OR if you dont like it for any reason at all you send ...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 03, 11:18pm

Re: polartec thermal pro
I agree Thermal pro seems to be warmest for the weight I actually find cheap fleece more durable thant the $$$$ ones Ive got the old gen cap 4 thats getting holes in it Either way dont ...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 10:06am

dead bird
i own and use the dead bird ramparts/pallisades im not exactly the biggest dead bird fan out there either buy em on sale ;)

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 25, 4:57pm

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm