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All Forum Posts by Ross Bleakney

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Most Breathable Windshirt -- Squamish, Houdini or Tyvek?
This is a followup question about bug shirts, but focused on the lighter options (as opposed to sun shirts). First of all, does anyone know what the most breathable windshirt is? I've heard rea...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Windshirt -- Squamish, Houdini or Tyvek?
September 05, 12:49pm

Re: Went for comfort on my pad. REI AirRail.
If you are happy, then you are happy. But I feel quite refreshed when sleeping on a NeoAir combined with a 1/8 inch foam mattress underneath. I think I would be refreshed without the foam, but I ma...

In GEAR » Went for comfort on my pad. REI AirRail.
September 04, 3:14pm

Re: Re: Re: millions
I don't hate buttons, exactly, I just think zippers make more sense. I don't know of any windshirt made with buttons. There might be a few sweaters or puffy jackets with buttons, but they a...

In GEAR » Uber theoretical & prohibitively expense idea for the ultimate warm weather WPB rain wear
September 04, 3:03pm

Re: millions
I can see Eric's point, but I also think you are right -- someone has to be the first one to think of it and act. If you think of some of the truly big breakthroughs that have occurred over the...

In GEAR » Uber theoretical & prohibitively expense idea for the ultimate warm weather WPB rain wear
September 04, 2:36pm

Re: Ultralight Group Cooking
I think this idea has merit, but I think the title is all wrong. Once you start talking about group cooking, you move away from alcohol. I love my little alcohol stove, but when I hike with someone...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Group Cooking
September 04, 10:41am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
Is the Squamish more breathable than the old Houdini? I assume it is bug proof, but has anyone used it for that (or have a guess)?

In GEAR » Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
September 02, 10:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
I'm not too worried about finding sun shirts that lack bug chemicals. I only mention it because some folks would recommend them if I didn't. I did make the mistake of buying one without che...

In GEAR » Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
September 02, 10:15pm

Re: Re: "Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt"
Excellent responses. There is a lot of button down shirt options. I agree, Brian, I think most (if not all) windshirts will protect against bugs. So, that begs the question, what is the most bre...

In GEAR » Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
September 02, 7:56pm

Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
I hate using chemicals (of any kind) for bug protection. In the past, I've used windshirts, rain jackets and The Original Bugshirt for bug protection. The Original Bugshirt is fairly heavy, wh...

In GEAR » Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
September 02, 4:59pm

Re: Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
So the question are 1) if you wanted the best gear to cover wind and rain, light and durable, what would you buy ? I don't think there is one perfect piece of rain gear. Durability, waterpro...

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 02, 4:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm