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Re: Re: Shah TMB Dry-Run Gearlis
I brought two 2 gigabyte CF cards, but only needed one. I always carry two memory cards in case one fails in the field. Just too light not to carry a backup.

In Gear Lists » Shah TMB Dry-Run Gearlist
November 03, 9:46am

Re: Re: Shah TMB Dry-Run Gearlist
7.1 Source 2L hydration pack with drinking tube I don't have the fewest/lightest water containers, but for off off-trail use in Colorado I carry 3 oz of containers with a capacity of 4L: ...

In Gear Lists » Shah TMB Dry-Run Gearlist
November 03, 9:40am

Re: South Pass gear list
Water treatment? Needle & G├╝termann thread for repairing shoulder straps? Cat hole digger? Bear bag sack - probably part of your consumables.

In Gear Lists » South Pass-Old Faithful.
November 03, 12:02am

Re: What magazines do you all subscribe to?
I read three: - BPL online - National Georgraphic (hand me down subscription) - Arizona Highways (hand me down subscription) I subscribed to the Economist for world events but got to the p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What magazines do you all subscribe to?
November 02, 11:16am

Re: Preparedness view of ultralight?
Pretty entertaining close-minded comments :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preparedness view of ultralight?
November 02, 10:09am

Re: windshirt under another shell
Off topic, but how applicable are topics in Twight's book Extreme Alpinism to UL hiking? My library and local bookstores don't have copies. I am interested in his ideas on food, clothin...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight Winter Gear
November 02, 9:31am

Re: Komperdell C3 carbon poles
Thanks Rick. I have been looking for a pair of these on sale for a while. Luckily I had an additional 20% off coupon so it was an even better price. Hopefully they will have the external flip ...

In Gear Deals » Komperdell C3 carbon poles
November 01, 11:01pm

Re: Montbell Alpine Light warmth?
I haven't used either, just tried them on, but the WM Flight definitely has more loft. The downside of the WM, aside from the price, is that it the material can bleed feathers. When I was t...

In GEAR » Looking for a Down Jacket
October 31, 4:13pm

Re: Thanks Sven!
I think the Patagonia (MARS) R1s are thicker than the Patagonia Wool 2s. There is an Patagonia R.5 that I think is about the same thickness (maybe slightly thicker?) than the Patagonia Wool 2s. ...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia/MARS sale
October 31, 1:44pm

Re: Thank YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone know how the Puff pants fit runs in the waist? I have a 33" waist and was looking at a medium. I know the MPuff top to be roomy for a Medium.

In Gear Deals » Patagonia/MARS sale
October 31, 10:11am

All Reader Reviews by Steve .

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Driducks rainsuit
Tested: - size: small - jacket weight: 5.5 oz - pants weight: 4.4 oz Pro: - price - weight - functionality Con: - fragile - zipper Having used Driducks for 2 years in ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 28, 11:15am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
Had a small hole form on the ankle of one of my Darn Tough Full Cushion Boot socks that I use mostly for fishing. Surprising since I have a pair of Micro Cushions that I have hiked the heck out of wi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:44am

Backcountry.com
Learned about BackCountry.com here and have dealt with their customer service twice. First time I purchased a Granite Gear Vapor Trail on sale and the waist belt was out of spec - this true for all...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:31am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Overall a nice pack with the exception of the huge extension collar and the fact that the Men's Medium waist belt length significantly differs from what Granite Gear says it is. Granite Gear sp...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
May 09, 9:43am

Sahalie Men's Ultralight Tights
I ordered a pair of the Sahalie's Men's Ultralight Tights (medium, 1.8 oz) and the siz...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 28, 3:49pm

Inova Microlight
Last summer I lost a Photon that had faithfully served me for several years and hav...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 03, 3:40pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Although I haven't used it in the field yet it works great in the house. Brings 2 cups of cold tap water to a rolling boil in about 6 minutes (prime: 1 minute; cook 5 minutes) using less than 1oz...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 7:57pm

TarpTent
Ordered a Contrail during the holiday sale. Followed up with an email asking for some scrap material. Communication was great. Order was perfect. Delivery exceeded expectations. If the tent i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 28, 1:53pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Lighten Up is an entertaining introduction to lightweight backpacking. Lots of good material for the beginner and a nice review for experienced lightweighters. The illustrations really make the book...

In Books and Media
December 27, 4:44pm

Mont Bell
13 years ago I purchased a lightweight Montbell Parka. It served me well until the Gortex started to delaminate this year. I called the Boulder office hoping to find a place to have it repaired. Th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 10:50pm