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How Does A 3 Season Tent Hold Up In 0 Degrees
There is too much information left out to hazard a response. Where do you plan to winter camp, what altitude, what type/tempature rating of your sleeping bag.

In GEAR » how does a 3 season tent hold up in 0F conditions
June 10, 12:22pm

Warmlite 2R Or An Alternative
I use the 2R and the 3R and they are slightly different animals. The 2R is an alpine/mountain tent and has worked great in Washington Cascade summers and winters, be that as it may and as I have st...

In GEAR » Nallo 2 vs. Warmlite 2R
April 24, 12:53pm

Stephenson 2C In Inclement Weather
Just a thought and perhaps you are doing this already, I stretch my 2R and 3R like a slinky before I set and tension the front stakes. Slinky, you know the fun coiled toy; I give the tent a good...

In GEAR » Anyone used Stephenson 2c? Any opinions on the design?
March 31, 12:43pm

Tall Person Deserves Western Mountaineering Bag
A bad day in the mountains beats a good day a work, it’s all about what we want when it comes to the mountains not our minimum needs.

In GEAR » lightweight sleeping bags for tall people
March 28, 12:11pm

Anyone Use Stephenson 2C, Comment On Design
I own both the 2R and a three pole 3R and the Stephenson tents are not so much tunnel tents as tension tents. The aerodynamics is derived from their specific design and width but the strength comes...

In GEAR » Anyone used Stephenson 2c? Any opinions on the design?
March 28, 12:00pm

Re: karma
Well said Ben! I purchase from everyone, local shops like Pro Mountain Sports and Feathered Friends in Seattle, all sorts of cottage industries like Six Moon Design and Stephensons Warmlite, on lin...

In Chaff » Ethics and REI Return Policy
January 29, 11:48am

Seam Sealing Helium EQ
I wonder if a 1:1 solution of GE Silicone II and mineral spirits would work better than seam grip, by that I mean goes on smoother, just as waterproof, and a lot less tacky after it dries. Probably...

In GEAR » Rab Q600 or Marmot Helium ?
January 09, 12:42am

Soft Shells
The Ibex Alpstar Pant appears to have taken the place of the Guide Lite. I've had the Guides for years and they have been great as have my Mammut Champ Pants for all my late fall, winter, and e...

In GEAR » Need help with sof shell pants!
December 24, 12:06am

Arcteryx Dually Delay Parka
Go to then scroll to the bottom of the page for the reviews. The Dually Belay is currently the last review.

In GEAR » Arcteryx dually belay parka or...
December 15, 8:04pm

Winter Tent
My Unna has been a great tent and I prefer it to my Stephenson 2R for mid winter use because it is much warmer and is superior to managing condensation. I also like the rectangle 27 square foot flo...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Soulo
December 09, 11:59am

All Reader Reviews by Scott Toraason

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Great stuff and just a step below real Starbucks but in the mountains I don’t know the difference; real easy to fix at:

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 02, 11:41am

Leki Super Makalu
I bent the piston that operates the shock system in the lower section of my 2008 Super Makalu pole when it came loose in some very wet snow descending Cashmere Mountain Alpine Lakes Wilderness. All it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 09, 1:19pm

REI Ti Ware Long Handled Spoon
Just saw this review and have been using this spoon the last two years with my Enertia Trail Food dinners and my home made cereal breakfasts. I could not agree more with the previous post that it is g...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 20, 12:08pm

Kahtoola KTS Aluminum crampons
I’ve been looking for a lightweight traction device for training hikes on Mount Si in Washington State and to use when my Grivels would be over kill. I chose the Kahtoola Steels mainly because of all ...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 19, 11:44am

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
I recently busted a hole in one of my MSR Denali Ascent snowshoe binding straps and after contacting MSR/Cascade Designs (who are here locally) received a free replacement strap in the mail within one...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 6:52pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
The directions that came with the lighter sucked, however there is a good explanation at that explains high altitude/cold operation. At select Butane Lighters, Wind...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 20, 11:58am

Java Juice Coffee Extract
I posted a comment on Java Juice in a different thread a while back so I’ll bust in here and say that I’ve tried just about everything I can think of for a cup of morning joe from packing a small Fren...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 05, 10:26am