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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Hexamid LONG model
I tested my new Long model in the wind and rain: the howling winds ranged between 5 and 10 MPH, and the massive downpour would have filled 5 to 6 tablespoons. Performance? Perfect. I glued the 2...

In GEAR » Hexamid LONG model
November 02, 2:02pm

Re: re: Snowclaw
In my limited experience, when I've tried moving snow with my snowclaw, or even a tiny plastic shovel, you have to get down on your knees, use just your arms, and get just a spoonful of snow pe...

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 31, 11:59am

Electronic running shoes
New Running Shoe Aimed to Prevent Lesions and Improve Training Management ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — From the 80 million European runners, more than 37 million have suffered a running injur...

In GEAR » Electronic running shoes
October 31, 11:22am

Re: re: snowfall
Imagine a bivy sack under that pile of snow.

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 31, 10:38am

Death in the snow
Stephen, find this link in this article: "Darin Banner’s video essay on a snowshoe circumnavigation of Crater Lake shows how what is a zoo in the summer becomes wilderness in winter" an...

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 30, 5:21pm

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

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