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Re: Re: NEW PRODUCT SALE!! 3.4 oz Escape Pod Cooler
Nice creative idea. Would like to know some temp data before I throw down $25 for it though. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=465522766876515&set=vb.404330409662418&type=2&theater

In Gear Deals » NEW PRODUCT SAlE!! 3.4 oz Escape Pod Cooler
June 14, 7:19pm

Re: Re: liquid coffee concentrate
After a web search I see BPL actually sold something similar called Java Juice. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/java_juice_coffee_extract.html The Java Juice web site...

In GEAR » how to cut coffee weight
June 13, 5:39pm

Re: liquid coffee concentrate
Don't know if this format is sold outside of Japan, but this type of liquid coffee concentrate is surprisingly tasty in Summer. Just add water, http://tinyurl.com/mmgdvtr

In GEAR » how to cut coffee weight
June 13, 4:49pm

Re: Injinji socks -- which models?
Thinking about this some more, I am going to cut my cheap $1 toe socks at the arch that have already developed holes in the heels. The rest the sock lacks any performance features and all the benef...

In GEAR » Injinji socks -- which models?
June 07, 4:03pm

Re: re: injinjis
I've wondered if these wore any better than the cheap synthetic toe socks sold in our JPY equivalent Dollar Stores here in Japan. Amazon.com has a buy 3 Injinji get an extra 25% OFF sale on now...

In GEAR » Injinji socks -- which models?
June 06, 9:17pm

Re: wind pant
I tried MB Dynamo over running shorts based on a popular BPL bloggers recommendation on a 3-day jaunt into the Japan Alps last August. Seemed to be a nice combo at first strolling in the tall cedar...

In Gear Lists » Beating a dead wind pant horse
June 06, 4:59pm

Re: tropic comfort vs lightweight sun hoody
The tropic is a jersey knit and feels like soft cotton. I suspect it might feel better in higher humidity climate. The sun hoody is a double knit mesh similar to Cap 2 and does best in dry climate....

In GEAR » Ultimate Sun Shirt Search
June 04, 7:16pm

Re: I think I found a good one!
I have the Sol Cool 1/4 zip LS shirt in Olive from ~3yrs ago. I would not buy it again unless they've changed fabric. Rough texture, very warm and most annoyingly quick to REALLY stink. Must cl...

In GEAR » Ultimate Sun Shirt Search
June 04, 5:06pm

Re: 2L pot vs. 1L pot
Isn't the MSR Reactor kit is the most efficient canister setup by a substantial margin for boiling water/melting snow?

In GEAR » 2L pot vs. 1L pot
June 02, 5:50pm

Re: Simple sock recommendation needed
The Defeet Levitator Lite will be the lightest weight "sport" sock you will find. They come in a variety of ankle lengths.

In GEAR » Simple sock recommendation needed
May 30, 6:20pm

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