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convertibles
I only wear the legs in the cool morning hours, but remove them for hiking. Once in a while, if it's extra chilly, I'll wear them in the evening. I'd use them more if they were faster t...

In GEAR » pants vs shorts vs convertibles
July 09, 7:20pm

LMF fire steel
The LMF fire steel is very easy after a little practice. Step 1: make sure the paint (initial use), or dark grey oxide (all subsequent uses) has been removed from the rod in the area you will be ...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 09, 6:47pm

lowe alpine
My lowe carries the best of all the packs I've tried when I need to carry 40+ pounds and negotiate rough terrain. I think it's because the pack is a tall narrow & shallow shape, and the...

In GEAR » expeditition backpacks
July 06, 7:18am

poly shirts
I hike in Maryland / Virginia where it's 90-105° F with 80-90% humidity. I find loose fitting thin poly T-shirts feel lots cooler than cotton because the moisture evaporates so fast. I think...

In GEAR » temperature above which you wouldn't hike in merino
July 06, 6:52am

book - trail tested
How does Justin Lichter's book (Trail Tested) compare to Andrew Skurka's book (The Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide) ? Is gear advice a large percentage of Justin's book? Thanks.

In GEAR » book - trail tested
June 28, 11:54am

pack advice
I recently received a large Golite Jam 50. I'm not sure its for me... I wish the shoulder straps were an inch wider, and the padding in the hipbelt and shoulder straps was much stiffer (sim...

In GEAR » pack advice
June 02, 9:26am

Kenai
I also recently purchased the Kenai and was very happy with the quality, fit and features. The hood and cuffs work well. The sleeves are very long (good for trekking pole use), and the length is ...

In GEAR » Golite Tumalo Jacket (Pertex Shield) vs. Kenai Jacket
June 02, 7:38am

Comfy
+ 20 on a CCF pad as comfier than a z-lite. +80 if it's comparable to a 1" Thermarest. 25-30 years ago, we had a relatively comfy 3/4" thick white memory-foam-ish pad - that was sm...

In Gear Deals » Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
June 01, 7:32pm

z lite
I think the z lite might be comfy enough to give up my 1” thermarest. How well does it hold up? Does the foam &/or bumps pack down and loose comfort quickly? Do the hinges start to rip ...

In GEAR » z lite
June 01, 2:12pm

Book
How does Justin's book compare to Andrew's ? Gear focus ? Very similar advice ?

In GEAR » Justin Lichter has a new book...
May 23, 7:13pm

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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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