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I am definitely not SUL and will likely never reach that 5 lbs base weight. In fact, I have stopped weighing my pack because I no longer care about weight just for weight sake. I am more conc...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 16, 12:20pm

Re: GGG/SoCal
Angus & Lorna, Thanks for posting up links for your photos. Looks like a great time and I recognize some familiar faces who have come up to the Bay Area GGGs. Great to see Jack from Bo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 14, 12:40am

Re: Diphenhydramine
My wife is a R.N. and commented that one of the possible side effects of diphenhydramine is that it causes you to skip reaching R.E.M. state while sleeping. It may knock you out, but the quality...

In Multiple Use Gear » Diphenhydramine
April 13, 9:15pm

Fast Turn Around!
Ordered mine two days ago and Wallace sent me a photo of my custom pillow....no elastic straps. Sending the photo of my pillow really was a nice and unexpected touch.

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 09, 11:38pm

Monkey Pillow UL Pillow Case- Custom Made
Thrilled that my custom Monkey Pillow just shipped only after ordering it two days ago! Wallace emailed me to let me know and included a photo of my pillow, which he was nice enough to customize...

In GEAR » Monkey Pillow UL Pillow Case
April 09, 11:22pm

Another Wide Mouth Adaptor for Possible Use with the Sawyer Mini Filter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GM6LWS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER Blue Desert Smartube Hyrdration. They have a wide mouth cap that might provide a bet...

In GEAR » New Sawyer mini: Gravity filtration vs. squeeze concept
April 07, 10:35pm

Re: Fabric breakdown
Ordered mine last night! Decided for the 100 wt fleece and yellow momentum 90 fabric without the elastic loops. Thanks for all your help and looking forward to using it on the trail. Tony

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 07, 12:22pm

Re: Fabric breakdown
Ian, Do you notice much of a difference between the black 100 weight fleece and the monkey fleece? I am a cold sleeper and I am leaning towards the black 100 weight fleece, but the monkeys ar...

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 05, 10:55am

Re: Fabric breakdown
Wallace, Thanks for the great breakdown and fast reply! Great and clear explanations, which I need as a simpleton. Question that came up: Any special instructions for washing & drying?...

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 04, 9:45pm

Re: Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
Wallace, Great idea/solution to a problem that I had not thought about solving! Question for you, as I am a little confused: Options for the top is either 100 or 200 weight fleece. Howe...

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow Case 20% discount coupon
April 04, 7:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm