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No flame
Love my jetboil SOL Ti- both for climbing and for UL backpacking. Best in class IMO. Speed and efficiency = muy bueno. I haven't used any better to date. Keep em coming!

In GEAR » Flame on
October 08, 9:31pm

re: forum and Kilian Jornet
'There really needs to be a sub-forum for ultramarathon, FKT, speed ascents/traverses, fastpacking, etc........ yeah?' Yup. You got it nailed Eugene. IMO, an important and extremely rele...

In Other Activities » Anton Krupicka and Kilian Jornet run up Grand Teton summit.
October 08, 8:34pm

WM Summerlite sale
Carl - not trying to steal your thunder, but I also have a LZ 6' WM Summerlite that I'd be willing to part with. Gently used one season, sleeping layers used always. It's going to be wi...

In Gear Swap » FS - Western Mountaineering Summerlite (reg)
October 01, 10:26pm

Montbell Mirage Parka
If this has already been addressed, please forgive me: Montbell Mirage Parka Looking like it is tres expensive, but also very warm for its weight. ~41.41% down to weight ratio! Ala a custom G...

In GEAR » Montbell Mirage Parka
September 12, 10:58pm

re: Patagonia Cap 4 Hoody
Dave C has started a thread here fwiw:

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody: alternative to the venerable R1 Hoody?
September 07, 10:59pm

re: Patagonia Cap 4 Hoody - GOOD STUFF
Thanks David for the reminder/heads up! I am extremely psyched on this, as it may be better than the NWAlpine Hoody for LW winter layering as well as serving as an all-season piece. So psyched, in ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody
August 30, 10:03pm

re:Drying out Exped SynMat UL 7, accidental mod
The deflate flap section on my SynMat UL 7 came free, and is now not attached. This happened accidentally, but I am now happy with this little snafu. My mat deflates quicker than before and that ...

In GEAR » Drying out Exped SynMat UL 7
July 23, 10:08pm

Re: Re: re: Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
Richard, Thanks as always for your info, it is greatly appreciated! I have owned and used most of these membranes for high exertion activities and I have found NeoShell to win IMO. Its even ...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
July 21, 7:37pm

Re: re: Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
Hi DW, Per the norm, my watched threads here usually don't get forwarded to me...irregardless I found your question in the mix. I tried the Minimus SMOCK on here directly from a friendly ...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
July 21, 5:49pm

re: Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
I recently put my hands on this and tried it on - very nice piece IMO. I do think that the Pertex Shield+ has a nice hand and despite not really breathing like the magical membranes, is a good fab...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
July 19, 7:16am

All Reader Reviews by Nick Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm