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Tornado tube
Here ya go!

In GEAR » Sawyer improves its bags - Aussies go check out Kmart
February 10, 1:58am

Too new
IMO, it is still too new for me to make any valid assessment of this technology. The stuff is just beginning to appear in products. I have no way to know how well this stuff will work or how long...

In GEAR » What's the story with Hydrophobic Down?
February 09, 4:42pm

I have an unusual arrangement. I don't know how it would do in very cold climates because I am in the Southeast, and it normally doesn't go much below 20*F here, unless we get a somewhat r...

In GEAR » Do it all pad combo
February 09, 7:22am

It's good thinking. I think that some/many of us use our quilts or sleeping bags for a wrap/cape around the upper torso when it's cold and we are at camp. At least, that's what I do....

In GEAR » Convertible Down Blanket W/Snaps-Genius? Superfluous?
February 09, 5:23am

Stoic Wraith
I have the Stoic Wraith. It's very light and nice. There is a full zip and a hood. There is no elastic on the hood or the cuffs. But it only weighs about 2.5 ounces, and stuffs into it'...

In GEAR » Hooded Windshirts
February 08, 12:50pm

It's a little different application than a sleeping pad, but if tested under sleeping pad conditions, it would probably perform in that range. In use as a vest, it is close to your body when...

In GEAR » Airvantage Inflatable Insulation Jacket
January 21, 9:02am

The vest is easily vented at the neck, front, and arm holes, and has a drawstring waist that can be left open if desired. I don't think it breathes well thru the fabric, but it can vent easi...

In GEAR » Airvantage Inflatable Insulation Jacket
January 20, 9:04pm

Klymit vest
I think the Gore has been out of production for a while, but I have the Klymit inflatable vest, and that works very well, IMO. And it's currently available. It has no sleeves, and is a vest...

In GEAR » Airvantage Inflatable Insulation Jacket
January 20, 8:49am

Re: Re: Fenix HL10 is new
Hmm, so it does. I read something else the other day where I got the info, or I wouldn't have written what I did. At any rate, the specs are as you stated.

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
January 09, 11:03am

Fenix HL10 is new
Fenix just came out with their HL10 headlamp, which is AAA powered. 3 brightness levels. Very light at 1.4 ounces including battery, according to their specs. Rotating head, for aiming purposes,...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
January 09, 6:41am

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