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Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Pierre, Thanks so much for the update and further info. The end covers look great. Thinking about making suspended inners, I wondered if stringing light cord tautly through the mitten hooks, bot...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 17, 6:49pm

"Microscopic organisms are everywhere, you can't escape them."
Yes, resistance is futile. Slowly getting weaker ... and weaker. Must have Steripen ... must have it ... choke ... gasp ... ka-thump.

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 14, 5:55pm

Re: Fenix HL23
No memory - No diffuser, both of which are in the earlier model. Could live without the memory, but have found the diffuser critical to working with Cree LED and most other lights. The uniform lig...

In GEAR » Fenix HL23 Weights
February 14, 5:40pm

I'd rather be blissfully ignorant
Lighten up, Doug. It's only a wisecrack about some guys sitting in a barren room in the house next door, playing poker to stay sane, and keeping an eye on you.

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market - insulation and fabric innovations
February 14, 5:28pm

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Re: "...while getting rid of some of the bugs..." Hmmm, does it kill big bugs? And how can they be deemed gotten rid of if their little bug bodies are still there? Yuck. There you go, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 13, 4:54pm

Spy World
Doug, I have photographic proof: House of Games was the CIA redacted version to protect its sources and methods. "C...

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market - insulation and fabric innovations
February 13, 4:45pm

Spy World
Roger, There was a movie with Joe Mantegna and Lindsay Crouse called House of Cards. Basically a battle of two master con artists also involved in a romance. Unfortunately, I think it's out ...

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market - insulation and fabric innovations
February 12, 9:57pm

Re: waterproofing for fabrics
Bob, re: 'So, let me ask the question again. What is the best waterproofing treatment for one Goretex rain shell and one Pertex rain shell?' AND, 'The Pertex wouldn't even last t...

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 10, 5:23pm

PDL pack frame.
Under 7 oz with conventional materials - Very impressive. It's encouraging to see a frame at that weight without splurging for cutting edge materials that sometimes turn out much weaker than ex...

In Make Your Own Gear » PDL pack frame.
February 09, 9:08pm

Re: Darn Tough Socks Suck!
You could always try best quality synthetics: I did, years ago, and the original pair...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 8:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am