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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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succumbed
ordered one, going to give the shoulder strap bottle holders a go. I normally only carry a liter as water is usually plentiful, going to try two 16oz "normal" water bottles a try, they...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 16, 10:55am

Re: Montana Backpacking Trip Planning- Questions
the Absaroka-Beartooth has lots of options, the "Beaten Path" gets you into a lot of nice country (and lakes w/ fish- if you fish)- it's not a week trip however, although there are lo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Montana Backpacking Trip Planning- Questions
July 15, 7:06pm

grip
Dave- the grip is pretty good with the N2's, but definitely room for improvement, especially with wet rock- and yes very possible I'm sol :) The stuff I was in last weekend was a combina...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 15, 10:49am

modifications
just got a (speedy!) reply back from Ron, no modifications for the Core (was hoping for a couple of small stretchy pockets on the sides for bottles); also their little top lid they sell won't f...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 15, 6:59am

grip
looks like I'm out of luck w/ the Rover (need 10-10.5), I'll check out the Mutants- I like LS shoes, just not the fit thus far I had a pair of Exodus, good shoe, but no more rock grip th...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 15, 6:43am

Mindbender & Rover
How's the fit on these, if they are on the narrow side they won't work. I just looked at some reviews for the Adidas Terrex and several reviewers said they run narrow :(

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 14, 7:50pm

Re: 5-10
Ed that's kind of what I thought on approach shoes. Ran the Beaverhead last weekend, killer course (almost literally:) ). Yup, running the Devils Backbone this weekend Mike

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 14, 6:00pm

A person cannot have too many packs
Dave said "Backpacking Light Tenet # 47: A person cannot have too many packs. Mike, you must follow the rules." God Bless you Sir! :)

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 14, 5:26pm

Re: Adidas Terrex Boost shoes
thanks- those look like they might fit the bill; my luck with fitment hasn't been stellar, but definitely worth a shot :)

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 14, 5:13pm

Re: grippy
Peter- I ordered a pair of Helios last year and had to send them back, too narrow in the toe box (even upsized); I won an auction this past spring for a pair of LaSportivas (and an entry into a loc...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 14, 4:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm