Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

James Loy (jimbluz) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific NW
About Me James Loy has not added a biography yet.
CityCoeur d Alene

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by James Loy

Showing 61 - 70 of 92 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


Forum » Thread

Pot for Caldera Cone
I use the AGG 3-cup pot as it is inexpensive and allows for the shortest Caldera Cone system that I could find. I roll the cone and place the bottom of it in the pot. Inside the cone goes the sto...

In GEAR » Why buy the Caldera Cone?
March 14, 7:12pm

Hilleberg Akto
I have both a Hilleberg Akto and a Tarptent Virga. The Virga was used in a rainstorm in the Canadian Rockies in cool weather with no wind. In the Virga, I could feel a misting that was mentioned ...

In GEAR » Need help choosing a Solo Shelter
March 11, 7:00pm

Rab Drillium eVent
I have the Rab Drillium and I too, am convinced of the worth of eVent. I tend to perspire easily and I have found Gore-Tex, Paclite, etc not much good at keeping me dry on the inside in foul weat...

In GEAR » eVent Gear?
March 11, 6:28pm

Where to buy the new White Box Stove
Thanks Sarah & Bill. Sarah, I will probably order from you this weekend.

March 07, 6:50pm

White Box Stove
Now that Gossamer Gear has discontinued this stove, where can a person buy the improved version (

March 06, 5:05pm

Moss Titan 3-Person Tent
I am not yet sure, but I may sell my Moss Titan. It has never been used and is primarily a mountaineering convertible 4-season tent that is a bit heavy. I will think about it overnight. Let me k...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 3 or 4 person tent
March 04, 6:26pm

Depends on snow conditions
Ok, I confess, I have too many pair of snowshoes, and I've tried them all! I almost never use packed trails and our snow depth varies from year to year. I too am over the weight limit for my ...

In GEAR » Snowshoes: Atlas 925 v. RedFeather
March 01, 4:52pm

Great Products & Service
Well, you can compare the Catabatic to the Rab topbag but you cannot get a Rab Top Bag in an XL, nor can you specify the shell fabric or add extra down fill, etc. As for me, the Nunatak products a...

In GEAR » New Nunatak stuff
February 24, 5:06pm

Windshirt/eVent Parka
I have a Rab windshirt in Pertex Quantum and find it way too hot to hike a short distance downhill in 40 degree temps (no wind). I used my Rab Drillium eVent parka while snowshoeing and breaking t...

In GEAR » Windshirt still needed with eVent jacket?
February 08, 6:02pm

Baking soda
Sprinkled lightly on synthetic base layers, it will eliminate the smelly body odors quite nicely. Of course, it's easier to use wool!

In Multiple Use Gear » baking soda - for skiers who wax
January 24, 4:50pm

All Reader Reviews by James Loy

Showing 1 - 10 of 22 | Page: 1 2 3



Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Like it or not, I usually end up spending a good bit of the night sleeping on my back, which means my shoulders & elbows are on the ground. The height from my torso to where my arms touch the gro...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 08, 11:44am

Patagonia DAS Parka
Whoa, did I miss something? Are we only supposed to offer reviews of lightweight gear? Although not a lightweight piece of gear, I have to give the above rating to a product that works as advertised...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 02, 12:44pm

Nunatak Arc Alpinist
I wholly agree with all the accolades above. I just received my second Arc Alpinist (wife gets the prior one). I ordered the latest in Epic, 3 oz down overfill, and a length averaged between a regul...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 24, 4:56pm

Icebreaker Oasis Bodyfit 200 Tee
After purchasing one of these shirts in late 2006, I have found this shirt to be my "cast iron skillet" for spring, fall and winter trips in the mountains. I have even used it as a warm bas...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 06, 1:09pm

Icebreaker Tech T Lite Superfine 140
I tried one of the superfine 140 Tees on a backpack in Canada's Kootenai Natl Park last August. The weather was everything from cold, wet and windy to humid and warm. I wore the shirt constantl...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 06, 12:54pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I used the Ecomesh shirt on a desert backpack in SE Utah in May of 2007, and found it absolutely superb for sun protection and comfort. I perspired heavily, but the shirt always dried during a short ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
February 06, 12:45pm

Icebreaker Balaclava Lite
I love Icebreaker products however I found the fit on this item disappointing. One size does not fit all! I spent an entire afternoon constantly pulling the fabric back up over my nose as the fit wa...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 12:36pm

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
A great hat with only one exception: because the brim secures to the crown with velcro rather than a snap, expect the wind to blow the brim up and secure it to the velcro on the crown without you bei...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 12:31pm

PossumDown Beanie (BPL Gear Shop) Beanie
Because of all the hype about this product being so warm, I decided to order one in spite of the price. The beanie is well-made and a good fit, however I was extremely disappointed after wearing it i...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 12:23pm

Big Agnes
I returned a Seedhouse SL-1 tent that experienced a torn center pole loop about the 3rd or 4th time I set it up. I returned it to Big Agnes and they quickly replaced it with a new tent. When erectin...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 05, 2:36pm