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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Releasable means fewer broken legs
The Dynafit bindings are releasable, hence a safer binding, yes?

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 12, 3:39pm

F1 used to be $1,698.00, now only $934.00
Good news: the F1 seems to be on sale, perhaps because the new Aliens have been introduced: Alien 1.0 is $1,798.00, while the F1 Carbon which used to be $1,698.00 is now $934.00. Interestingly, th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tools for Human Powered Oversnow Travel - State of the Market Report
November 23, 8:20pm

Rocket tent
From the Brooks-Range website: "The versatile Propel tent allows the user to use ski poles and an avalanche probe for set up during winter adventures or your trekking poles during summer outi...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Stronger tent poles
November 13, 5:23pm

Double Poling
There is quite a bit of reinforced fabric in the area around the grommet, but to be safe, you can wrap duct tape around the ends.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Stronger tent poles
November 12, 5:13pm

Mt Boots
"I'm hoping for a boot that will work for both hiking and technical climbing..." I'm no expert, but I don't think that is possible. Technical climbing requires a stiff sole,...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Boots
November 04, 5:38pm

Puffy
Dane Burns, a well-known ice climber, likes: “the Arcteryx Atom Lt Hoody, a lightly insulated shell with stretch-fleece vented sides and under the arms. Again a surprise, water resistant as well...

In GEAR » Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
November 03, 6:10pm

Hexamid LONG model
I tested my new Long model in the wind and rain: the howling winds ranged between 5 and 10 MPH, and the massive downpour would have filled 5 to 6 tablespoons. Performance? Perfect. I glued the 2...

In GEAR » Hexamid LONG model
November 02, 2:02pm

Re: re: Snowclaw
In my limited experience, when I've tried moving snow with my snowclaw, or even a tiny plastic shovel, you have to get down on your knees, use just your arms, and get just a spoonful of snow pe...

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 31, 11:59am

Electronic running shoes
New Running Shoe Aimed to Prevent Lesions and Improve Training Management ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — From the 80 million European runners, more than 37 million have suffered a running injur...

In GEAR » Electronic running shoes
October 31, 11:22am

Re: re: snowfall
Imagine a bivy sack under that pile of snow.

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 31, 10:38am

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm