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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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"REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"
According to rei specs, the winterlite Mwide is five inches (!!!) wider at the shoulder than the UL7. but it may be narrower at the foot. I'm still not sure. But the picture that opens this thr...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 30, 1:22pm

"REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"-exped single valve issues?
Last question on the new synmats--winterlite in particular. Exped has gone to a single valve. One reviewer said that they had problems getting all of the air out when they rolled it up. Anyone hav...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 30, 10:18am

"REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"
Thanks for the info, Kate. And since rei doesn't give the depth specs, I'm assuming that it's the same as for the UL7, for example: 2.8 inches. Please tell us if that's not true!

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 29, 8:38am

"REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"
o.k. so the dimensions of an Exped ul7 are: 72x20x2.8. synmat winterlite M are: 71x20...no depth reported; assume 2.8 synmat winterlite Mwide: 71x25.5...no depth; assume 2.8...although we nee...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 28, 8:17pm

"REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"
Thanks John for pointing this out. I was in a rush and didn't look at the specs carefully. Edit: o.k. rei specs are: 14.3 ounces for the Med; 1 lb. 2.23 ounces for the Medium wide.

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 28, 2:16pm

REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"
O.K. I'm late to realizing that the synmat winterlite pad has down and a 4.9 r value,at the same weight essentially as an ul 7. But it tapers at the end. I'm wondering if anyone can comment...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 28, 11:31am

"REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"
I need a new Exped mat too. I love my synmat ul7. However, I keep eyeing some iteration of downmat. I really like the extra r value. But the closest I can come, weight wise, to a synmat ul7 seems t...

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 27, 3:03pm

"To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket"
Aaron: none of your examples included 'cold rain for four hours, followed by climbing over a pass in snow and sleet for two and a half hours, followed by six more hours in continual cold rain t...

In Philosophy & Technique » To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
March 26, 8:30pm

"My "wind shirt" rant..."
Kate reminds me of another reason that a windshirt is redundant for my multi-day hikes: I always wear a nylon sun shirt. It has a very tight weave and is a kind of windshirt in that regard. My ...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 25, 6:21pm

"My "wind shirt" rant..."
Hi Richard: I actually do own a Houdini, and really like it for use on local walks and hikes. I especially like the hood. Where I live the weather will change hourly sometimes and the Houdini is gr...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 24, 11:05am

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm