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Re: Re: Houdini
It doesn't look like it stuffs, and I bet they would say if it did, I'd say the improvements are in the hood fit, pocket on the outside, and that lovely blue color.

In GEAR » Is this the mythical new Houdini?
January 24, 1:43pm

Re: Misc survival gear - why do I have these?
I've only read the first post of this so apologies for repeats. Space blankets really arent warm, certainly non breathable nylon is basically comparable, and if you bring it as a tarp more usa...

In GEAR » Misc survival gear - why do I have these?
January 23, 1:35pm

Re: Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
Here are some pictures of the tent will have 3 stuffsacks, some extra guy line, 7 Y stakes, 1 shepherd's staff like stake, The weight is around 2lbs 8 ounces, for everything, I'll give ...

In Gear Swap » Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
January 22, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Layering with hoods...
I'll tender my resignation tommorow, its been a good run...

In GEAR » Layering with hoods...
January 22, 1:38pm

Re: Silnylon, MYOG?
For silnylon try,, and i think, but you'll probably be best with the first two. They should also have a wide array of zippers. How small are you t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Silnylon, MYOG?
January 22, 1:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Floating lid
I don't know why they branded them floating lids, getting them right is a pain and they certainly aren't light either

In GEAR » Need help narrowing down my selection on 2-3lb packs
January 22, 1:21pm

Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
MH waypoint 1 tent $40 + S&H, read my review on it, its not the greatest, but I'm willing to sell it cheap. gaiters OR Verglas, have gaiter loops on my pants, don't use these anymore...

In Gear Swap » Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
January 21, 5:31pm

Re: Layering with hoods...
I personally think you cant really have too many hoods, its really nice being able to pop another one on when it gets colder. Look for the particularly tight hoods as well, they are definately a l...

In GEAR » Layering with hoods...
January 21, 5:21pm

Re: Re: Re: :Robert, Robert, Robert"
My advice to a beginner with a collapsed snow shelter is to dig it again, it'll keep you warm, and it will be a lesson you will never forget...

In GEAR » winter sleep system
January 21, 5:06pm

Re: Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants: your opinions please
I like the alpine guide pants alot. They are quite water resistant, I'm only really careful of not wetting them out while digging snowshelters, and usually its just a little damp on the knees....

In GEAR » Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants: your opinions please
January 19, 7:10am

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm