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Re: Wear a helmet!
I'm sorry for your accident but I can't agree with your recommendation about helmets. Riding a bicycle poses no statistically significant risk of severe head injury unless you are racing or...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 14, 7:15am

Re: Rain skirt?
In my experience, a rain skirt is not a good idea in cold weather in a exposed location. Legs are tough and you can endure it if you keep moving but in such conditions I find it's better to hav...

In GEAR » Rain skirt?
April 03, 2:36pm

Re: trekking pole straps usage.....yes or no
the more the poles are used for propulsion, the most benefit from strap use. While hiking I usually skip the straps, when skiing uphill I use them all the time, just as the video shows. I put a lot...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 03, 2:27pm

Re: Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
Have you addressed the manufacturer about the issues stated in the review? The construction concerns and particularly the field failures. The Stephensons seem impermeable to any negative feedback. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
March 20, 9:43am

Re: What PCT shelter for a European two-skin tent camper..?
Use what makes you comfortable. A compromising trip is not the best place to take chances. The PCT is actually not that much of a technical challenge for an experienced hiker but the length of the ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What PCT shelter for a European two-skin tent camper..?
February 24, 3:11am

Re: keeping shorts clean
Avoid any padding in your clothes. Use a comfortable saddle and regular clothes, then focus on keeping clean underwear, just like hiking. Keep underwear and shorts separate pieces so shorts don'...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » keeping shorts clean
February 03, 6:58am

Multi-month, no paste
I've gone multi-month with nothing but the brush and nothing happened. I believe the hiking keeps your body as healthy as it can get, in general. Surely teeth get some benefit too. At home, I s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alternative to Toothpaste Dots
December 18, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
A frameless pack can carry 25lbs and more reasonably well provided that: - you make a virtual frame for it, typically using a sleeping pad and careful packing. - it's got a good waist belt....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 18, 3:57pm

Re: paste
toothpaste is no magic stuff. It adds some abrasion factor to the brushing but it is the brushing that does the job. Toothpaste is not strictly needed.

In Philosophy & Technique » Alternative to Toothpaste Dots
December 17, 7:00am

Re: Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 1
I've been using a 2C for a few years now. Still not too sure about wind worthiness... I've got significant deflection on the rear pole in an exposed location with a strong, side wind but th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 1
November 27, 8:11am

All Reader Reviews by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Golite Hex 3
Not a full review but just a small addition on what's already been said regarding winter use. While skis make for wonderful stakes on deep snow, unfortunately the tie out loops at the end of the 6 mai...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 7:47am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I was torn between Ghost and Alpinist before ordering and eventually ordered something in between, quite like the former X from BMW. It has the loft of the Ghost with the dimensions of the Alpinist an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 05, 11:08am