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Foam versus Inflatable
I think if you sleep on your back, then usually a foam pad is just as comfortable, and durable enough to sit/lay on at rest stops or lunch without worrying. I also find the foam pad more comfortab...

In GEAR » Closed cell or inflatable?
February 22, 7:36am

Poles At All ?
I'm typically hiking on dirt trails with embedded cantelope to stair-step size rocks through rolling hills with some steeper but short sections (like the AT around the Shanendoah valley). I tr...

In GEAR » adjustable or fixed length poles for a thru hike
February 21, 6:18pm

Shoulder Mounted Water Bottles
Does mounting the water bottles to the shoulder straps make the pack "feel" heavier on your shoulders ? (I know moving some weight forward should help with the packs center of gravity and...

In GEAR » water bottle holder
February 21, 6:01pm

Assuming the two bags are the same size & cut, 30 ounces of 800 fill will be warmer than 29 ounces of 600 fill. The fill number is how many cubic inches one ounce of down will occupy. With ...

In GEAR » Need Help in Sleeping Bag Options
February 21, 5:48pm

New Tarptent
You guys are so spoiled ;) You have the Contrail and a half a dozen other alternatives to pick from ! Let Henry work on his new 3.5 man shelter !!! Us family campers schlepping extra gear for ...

In GEAR » HS Tarptent Sublight?
February 19, 4:51pm

Kids & Tents
My kids are age 8 and 10, but started backpacking with my wife and I at age 4 and 6. We used two 2 man floored, single door, double wall tents and it worked out very well - except for the 3-4 poun...

In GEAR » Ultralight shelter for two adults and two kids
February 16, 8:08pm

Warmer - Cut ?
Maybe the warmer feeling one is cut less loose, so you warm up the airspace inside the jacket faster.

In GEAR » Which is warmer?? Chaos or Micro Puff Hooded
February 09, 10:07am

Side or End Tent Enterance
I've always used a tent with the enterance on the long side (ie: SD Lightning, MSR Hubba Hubba). Is a tent with the enterance at the end (ie: BA SL3, Most HS Tarptents) any less (or more) conv...

In GEAR » Side or End Tent Enterance
February 08, 12:57pm

Gas Canisters
Look for the highest percentage of propane if you want it to work best in the cold. The remaining gas should be isobutane rather than normal butane (sometimes labeled n-butane) for the cold too. ...

In GEAR » Canister
February 04, 9:07am

Side Burner Cat Can Stove
The stove above doesn't look like the "Sgt Rock" cat can stove. Is there directions somewhere on how it's made ? Thanks.

In GEAR » JetBoil pot vs Normal pot using an alcohol stove
February 03, 3:34pm

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm