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All Forum Posts by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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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

Re: VBL Socks
I know the MEC VBL socks . These are durable and PU coated. Nylon weight is not stated but I'd say 2.2 would be close. The problem I still find with them is that they're not waterproof e...

In GEAR » VBL idea- am I crazy?
January 07, 2:05pm

Re: weight v.s. maps
> IMHO a decent GPS reciever needs to display maps. but a decent map reading experience does not fit in a GPS receiver screen. Paper for actual, useful, reliable map reading. GPS for coord...

In GEAR » Smallest simplest GPS receiver
June 28, 4:01pm

Careless inspections
I got my pack inspected once, in my presence, but I wasn't expecting the guy in charge would proceed with a cutter on the plastic wrap over what was obviously soft stuff... I stopped him just o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Protecting your pack during air travel
June 25, 1:52pm

Re: Three Weeks in the Pyrenees
Something I regularly do in my trips to be able to plan escape routes to civilization is carrying a (paper) road map of the area I'm hiking. In the Pyrenees, I needed a single map. I don't ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Three Weeks in the Pyrenees
June 06, 11:05am

Re: foam pad
The most brief of summaries would be foam is actually the best thing around... if you can actually sleep well on it (many people can't) Then not all foams are equal. I'd say it's wor...

In GEAR » Why standard rolled foam pad is bad?
May 30, 9:28am

Re: Why standard rolled foam pad is bad?
The OP never answered back and everybody here seems to have understood it was a question of CCF vs inflatable. I saw it more of a question of cheap CCF vs a more typical, high-end CCF that costs wa...

In GEAR » Why standard rolled foam pad is bad?
May 30, 4:15am

Re: Bivy as stuff sack for down quilt?
not only that, you'll need the bivy to be as dry as possible when packing, inside and out. Even if the bivy is waterproof, compression would force any remaining humidity in. Waterproofness is a...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Bivy as stuff sack for down quilt?
May 28, 1:42pm

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