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Re: ZPacks Cuben Rain Jacket
I used the parka and pants over 5 days this August in CO, getting me through the usual afternoon thunderstorms. They didn't leak, breathed well enough, and seem like they're going to hold ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Cuben Rain Jacket
February 14, 9:19pm

Re: zpacks jacket
I used the Zpacks WPB cuben parka and pants this August in CO. Kept me dry through some heavy afternoon thunderstorms, and are insanely light. Unfortunately, not the chepest option, but more like...

In GEAR » Looking for new rain gear
February 14, 7:25am

Re: Re: Re: Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
What was cool was my back, which was lying on a ccf pad and the NeoAir. My top felt fine. Also, the first night was relatively calm. It appeared to be convection losses, specifically insufficien...

In GEAR » Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
February 12, 3:18am

Re: Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
You seem to be hardier than me. Or, conversly, I'm more of a wuss. I was out in the Adorondaks two weeks ago when it got down to 7F at night, with substantial wind on the second night. I was...

In GEAR » Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
February 11, 10:20pm

Re: Stephenson's Warmlite Tents
I have an old 2R tent, made well before they switched to Silnylon or the son took over. It's around 3 pounds 5 ounces for a solid four season tent with 40 sq. ft. of space. Note that the tent...

In GEAR » Stephenson's Warmlite Tents
February 11, 6:18am

Re: Cold weather sleep system
I tend to bring enough bag for the expected low temperature, and rely of any personal insulation like a down parka for when the weatherguessers screw up and underestimate how low it will really be....

In GEAR » Cold weather sleep system
February 08, 8:50pm

Re: Gloves??
I've settled on the lighter pair of mitts from RBH Designs, with either a light or medium weight liner glove. They're really light, but so far I haven't been out in cold enough weather...

In GEAR » Gloves??
February 05, 4:29pm

Re: Soft-Shells for Cold Weather Hiking?
I use one as my main shell for winter backpacking anytime I expect below freezing weather. It blocks most of the wind while still breathing well, and will shed any snow that falls. Better under t...

In GEAR » Soft-Shells for Cold Weather Hiking?
February 04, 9:21pm

Re: help with down sleeping bag
What about a Big Agnes bag with a built-in pad pocket? Solves the issue of rolling off your pad.

In GEAR » need your opinion on down sleeping bag :)
February 04, 2:15pm

Re: Your fav solo winter backpacking tent?
I have an old Warmlight 2R tent I like. While it's a 2 man tent with something like 40 sq. ft. of space, it only tips the scales at around 3 pounds 5 ounces. Actually, my current solo winte...

In GEAR » Your fav solo winter backpacking tent?
February 04, 11:06am

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm