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All Forum Posts by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Re: It works!
Most bike specific clothes are too specific for riding time and are somehow lacking for anything else. Reason being that they were designed with riding only in mind. Any activity that includes anyt...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Same gear for Bikepacking and hiking?
May 19, 4:19pm

Re: "the lazy man pitch"
Ivo (or anyone else actually), I don't get the geometry of your pitch. Since the Trailstar is a flat pentagon, it cannot take a pyramid shape and have a straight, 5 sided, taut perimeter at ...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
May 16, 3:20am

Re: Wear a helmet
Joe, it's right on the contrary. The safety is in the numbers. The more people that cycle, the less the relative risk of injury. Again from about Safety in numbers That'...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 15, 1:26am

Re: Wear a helmet!
I never said or meant "don't wear a helmet" There is a wealth of information on the net that supports what I did say. A good starting point is The article about R...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 14, 6:28pm

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

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