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Darin would have died under a 10-foot snowfall
FATAL ERROR 1: no real snow shovel. I have a snowclaw, which is basically useless in a massive snowfall. It is not unheard of for Pacific snowfalls to accumulate at 1 foot per hour (ever hear of...

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 30, 2:25pm

Double-poling Firstlight
I have two sets of regular poles for my Firstlight, and it is very easy to put both of them in place, and secure both of them with the same little Velcro tabs. If you don't expect heavy winds ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Stronger tent poles
October 30, 1:03pm

Hikin Granny is correct
“Priority #1 should be to keep that insulation dry!” I agree, and I think that Mark Twight would also agree, at least to some extent. Twight knew the PNW: he worked at the Seattle store of Th...

In GEAR » Super-insulated jacket for sitting still for a few hours in 30s and 20s
October 23, 7:41pm

Shell over puffy, or puffy over shell?
Hikin Granny said: “…then the down jacket and finally my wind shirt and (most of the time here in the Pacific NW) my rain jacket.” eric chan said: “you will also put this jacket OVER any s...

In GEAR » Super-insulated jacket for sitting still for a few hours in 30s and 20s
October 22, 4:25pm

70 dollar socks
[I have no connection with the Lorpen company.] The ultimate sock for high altitude expedition use. Designed for hard shell mountaineering footwear and extended cold weather activities in extreme ...

In GEAR » 70 dollar socks
October 17, 5:58pm

Testing Waterproof Down
“Popular Science,” Nov 2012: “To measure the water resistance of Down Décor’s insulation, we set up a side-by-side test against untreated down. We poured a half cup of water into jars wi...

In GEAR » Testing Waterproof Down
October 13, 4:17pm

Water on groundsheet
Re: "If your groundsheet touches this, the water flows right onto it. You could wake up to a gallon of water on your floor in no time." He makes a bathtub ground sheet in the Twin / Long...

In GEAR » Hexamid Twin size
October 11, 3:59pm

World Record: Lightest Material in the World Produced
ScienceDaily (July 17, 2012) — A network of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at nano and micro level -- this is the lightest material in the world. It weights only 0.2 m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » World Record: Lightest Material in the World Produced
July 17, 1:28pm

Is it dee-nee-ma
I hate foreign languages, but I think that Dynafit is pronounced Dee-na-fit.

In GEAR » Pronunciation of dyneema?
July 11, 4:17pm

Use with RailRiders mesh panels
I really use my wind shirts when I’m wearing my Rail Riders shirt because on a cold morning with high winds, the breeze howls through the mesh panels that go up the sides of the torso and down th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 11, 4:12pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm