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Jason Elsworth (jephoto) - BPL Premium Member

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I have got some of the Montbells and agree elastic at the bottom would be good. They don't have a huge amount of down, but I didn't want something too warm. If max warmth is what you need t...

In GEAR » Best lightweight down puffy pants
November 28, 9:59pm

Pad drop off
I think that you may find drop off less of a problem than imagined. Most people don't inflate their mats any where near to full capacity. Obviously this will vary from person to person.

In GEAR » Kooka Bay NeoAir equivalent as warm, durable for weight?
November 28, 3:34pm

Lightweight shell pants and windshirts
I have thought about combining a wind proof and a hard shell, but haven't had a chance to test it yet. I remember Chris Townsend writing about it once and saying that any moisture stayed on the...

In GEAR » Lightweight shell pants and windshirts
November 28, 3:12pm

Kooka Bay
I have a Kooka Bay synthetic mat. Dimensions 60x20x2.5" mummy R4. It is made of the lighter 30D fabric and weighs 9.5 oz. I have only used it for two nights in the field and so can't reall...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay NeoAir equivalent as warm, durable for weight?
November 27, 4:40pm

First time I ever weighed my gear!
Price for one. A lot of UL gear I have seen is very expensive, which for a poor guy like me leaves me SOOL. There is some good ultralight on a budget info on this site if you do a search. I a...

In Gear Lists » First time I ever weighed my gear!
November 24, 3:08pm

Drafty 48" quilt
A bivy will definitely help, as will fitting some straps to close the bag around you. All in all though 48 wide just seems a bit too narrow for some people. This is why I will be getting rid of my ...

In GEAR » Drafty 48" quilt
November 23, 6:10pm

So tell me about this place
very serious backpacker. Try and lighten up a a bit and you will have more fun :) I have found this to be a great forum and have learnt a lot.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So tell me about this place...
November 22, 3:56pm

Duomid set up
Brain, If you do a google search, especial of the blogosphere, you will find quite a lot of set up advice. I found this useful. I use the pole extender all the time as my adjustable poles seem a...

In GEAR » Duomid Setup
November 21, 1:51pm

Corporate personhood
It's an interesting and complex topic. Worth a read if you have the time. I am currently reading Rushkoff's book.

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 7:51pm

Mid vs TT Moment in psycho winds
I can't comment directly as I own neither (Trailstar is on order). A review of the Trailstar I saw ccompared it favourably in comparison to Atkos and Lasers for high wind performance. Person...

In GEAR » 'Mid vs TT Moment in psycho winds
November 15, 2:52pm

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Jacks R Better Fast and very helpful
Arrived quickly all the way to New Zealand and looks very well made.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 16, 4:11am