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PreCip re-water repelling
After several years of happy use, I noticed my PreCip rain jacket was "wetting-out" as they call it and becoming fairly unusable. Instead of getting a new jacket I decided to try and &quo...

In GEAR » PreCip re-water repelling
July 20, 1:51pm

Adding overfill
Tom at Nunatak is great to work with. Several years ago I sent back my Arc-Alpinist to add an extra ounce of overfill and he did it very very inexpensively. Nunatak prices are high but you reall...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT + Skaha Plus Combo
July 19, 4:30pm

Thanks, I'll give it a try. Chuck

In GEAR » Connecting Polycro ground sheets
April 13, 9:55pm

Connecting Polycro ground sheets
Is there a way to connect two pieces of Goosamer Gear Polycro ground sheets to make bigger while retaining waterproofness & strength? Gossamer's sheets are only 40 x 96 sheets, and I ne...

In GEAR » Connecting Polycro ground sheets
April 13, 1:51pm

trail runners
My two cents....I swithed to NB trail runners several years ago and haven't looked back. I even use them for SAR with overboot in cold weather and they ae perfect combination. Chuck

In GEAR » Trail Runners -VS - Hiking Boots ??
October 08, 7:30pm

Re: GoLite Reed rainpants?
I hike in SE, 4 seasons, and really like my Reed. I primarily use them when there is cold plus rain/sleet/snow as overpant. I have used them in heavy summer rains and never felt breathability wa...

In GEAR » WP/B pant recommendations
October 08, 7:25pm

Outdoor "lite"
If I remember correctly, a past report stated that the number car camping or day hiking is steady, if not growing, so vendors are looking at their gear for this market. I think the general publi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Youth Participation in Wilderness Activities?
August 16, 11:26am

Re: Re: Re: Shoe recommendations other than Montrail Vitesse?
I too went from clunky leather merrell's to NB805's, which I loved. I recently had to replace them but the new NB808(?) created a hot spot on one foot in the store after 5 minutes so I passed on th...

In GEAR » Shoe recommendations other than Montrail Vitesse?
July 23, 7:30pm

Re: Stephenson Warmlite 2RS
I am told two and gear can fit in 2X or R. How accurate is this? Are you crunched or is it roomy? I researched light weight tents with an emphasis on weight and adding my 8 year old when hikin...

In GEAR » which tent to get
June 23, 8:35pm

Sealskin has a winter sock called Chillblocker. It's basically their original sock with wool added to add warmth in winter. Is this a good idea? Would it be better to get their original skin and...

In GEAR » Sealskinz
June 15, 8:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Maguire

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Nunatak Arc Alpinist
Although initially expensive and a very long wait I think in the long run it really is not that expensive due to the wide range of temp's it can be used over. I have used mine in higher teen's as w...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 04, 5:40am