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joe newton (holdfast) - BPL Guest

My Locale Bergen, Norway
About Me 40 years old and currently living in Bergen, Norway although originally from England.
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All Forum Posts by joe newton

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Re: glove and seperate mitts
Pretty much the same as everyone else: 1. Thin liner gloves - Synthetics are more robust if using poles - I use PowerStretch or PowerDry - 2 pairs - wearing one pair while the other pair dries i...

In GEAR » Recommend me a Winter glove system
November 04, 12:02pm

Re: eVent pants for winter (?)
I used Rab Bergen eVent pants last winter working as a ski guide and they were great, if a little light on features. I would buy the ski-orientated Latok Tour versions next time: http://www.rab....

In GEAR » eVent pants for winter (?)
November 04, 12:05am

I'd be happy in 60g Primaloft in parts of the UK even in late autumn. Over here in Norway I'll use the Xenon as a mid-layer under a big fat belay jacket!

In GEAR » Cocoon insulated hoody vs Rab
November 03, 2:57pm

Re: Cocoon insulated hoody vs Rab vs the 'other' Rab
"or the Rab Microlight Alpine jacket, which wld need more careful handling cos it's down" or the new Rab Xenon which is 60g Primaloft One filled jacket. My Medium weighs in at 295g...

In GEAR » Cocoon insulated hoody vs Rab
November 03, 2:41pm

Your dreams answered?
Ike, Try the OMM Cypher - or the Rab Demand -

In GEAR » Which New Gear are You Looking Forward to Trying?
November 01, 10:01am

Re: Back country/Cross country skiing forum
Try here:

In GEAR » Back country/Cross country skiing forum
October 21, 12:32pm

Re: Shell Mitts
Andy Skurka also commented that the seam-sealing of the MLD mitts isn't as effective as the taping on other models. I use the Tuff Bags and they're great. Really robust palms and that&#...

In GEAR » Shell Mitts
October 21, 11:41am

Re: Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
Nick, I always refer to these articles for lightweight winter footwear systems: ...

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 21, 12:16am

Re: Overnight trip in Voss Norway
Great looking trip and video Bart. I love the mountains around Voss.

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight trip in Voss Norway
September 17, 3:08pm

Just to clarify... comment about the abundance of UL down jacket reviews that seemed to become a weekly feature was in no way a sleight on the quality of reviews here on BPL (because on the whole they are very,...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Beautiful Cup
September 09, 12:03pm

All Reader Reviews by joe newton

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Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
Pretty much the bible when it comes to winter backcountry travel and camping, and not just on skis. Knowledgeable, interesting, humorous and Mike's illustrations are cute and technically astute. ...

In Books and Media
June 13, 11:31am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer. It's a cinch to set up and while there are a couple of obvious tiny compromises to keep the weight low (single zip on the door, etc) it really is a...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
July 16, 11:03am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased the Short version of this much lauded/derided sleeping mat and have to say it proved to be nothing less than exceptional. I'm a smidge over 6 feet and around 190lbs and once I realised...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 15, 3:10pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
I agree with Sam's review above. The Inov-8 Debris Gaiter is almost perfect. The fit and functionality of the product was just what I was looking for when trail running and backpacking. Stretch...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 22, 4:04am

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I swapped my previously beloved Primus folding Ti spork for the Alphalight spoon (long version) for a couple of reasons. The Alphalight is longer (no more messy knuckles when eating freeze-dried meals...

In Cookware - Other
May 22, 3:34am

Montane Lite-speed
I've been wearing this jacket for over a year now and it gets used maybe three times a week for hiking, backpacking, road and trail running. It is light, packable and just weather resistant enough...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 22, 3:22am

Optimus (Brunton in US) Folding Ti Spork
I already had a Light My Fire plastic spork which worked perfectly well, weighed next to nothing, cost a couple of quid but kept getting lost in my food/cooking bag. When I was looking to 'streaml...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:19am