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Adidas Venture
I haven't found a Montrail or Salomon that I liked. The Montrails have a sole that looks and feels like a wedge, and the Salomons all seem to have very weak midsoles. Recently I found a pair...

In GEAR » Advice on trailrunners for narrow feet
June 04, 12:05pm

pure unobtainium
I recently dropped my BP subscription, mainly due to all those paper thingys that fall out. The other problem is that all those SUV ads offend my sensibilities. (Kristin, can you help here?) I c...

In GEAR » Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
March 20, 6:09pm

Backpacking is not about these things.
I think that ranks aren't necessary, useful, or beneficial. I engage in wilderness travel as a means of escaping all that is stupid and unhealthy about the way we live. And when I read BPL, I w...

In Community Support Forum » BPLRank v0.1
January 31, 12:27am

Staying on topic
Isn't this the 2006 BPL Staff Picks topic? I'm kind of disappointed here since in 2004 there was fantastic participation with people listing their 3 favourite pieces of gear. Then in 2005 there was...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 01, 10:54am

Sawyer Controlled Release DEET ~ Asolo Voyager ~ Kelty Ridge 2
Thanks again for a great list. I always enjoy this feature a lot. My favourite gear for 06 was: Sawyer Controlled Release DEET ~ This is one fantastic product, I actually enjoy using it. Long...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
November 29, 11:07am

Ridge 2 Footprint
Brett, you're right about the lack of info here. If you look at a good photo of the Ridge 2 Footprint, there are clearly grommet seats for the poles, and buckles for the fly. So it sure looks fine ...

In GEAR » lightest tent with these 5 features?
November 25, 2:32pm

Re: Kelty Ridge 2
Thanks Doug, will try.

In GEAR » lightest tent with these 5 features?
November 21, 8:41pm

Atmos 50
My Atmos 50 has been great. I have always hated SBS (sweaty back syndrome). As with anything though, it isn't perfect. Downsides are weight (3 lb), no chimney effect i.e there is ventilation but no...

In GEAR » sweaty back vs atmos 50?
November 21, 2:23pm

Kelty Ridge 2
Hi Brett, I wanted a tent with the same specs as you. The only one is the Kelty Ridge 2. Compared to the Hubba Hubba it is lighter, has larger vestibules, and has the all-important high-level v...

In GEAR » lightest tent with these 5 features?
November 21, 1:13pm

Devolution 0P
Still waiting since Mar 31st...

In GEAR » Summit Shelters
November 20, 5:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Sullivan

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Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
I totally agree with the reviewers above. MEC is now the REI of Canada, but greener I think. You can buy all the heavy gear you want and return it for whatever reason, and most of the profit goes to e...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 01, 11:34pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
With 25 reviews already, not much more to say except to add a few comments. Certainly interesting that in terms of the sheer number of reviews and the high average score, this is a very popular produc...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 01, 10:56pm

Petzl e+LITE
This light is real beauty. At one ounce even, it's kinda like having a one pound sleeping bag. This is clearly the Western Mountaineering Hilite of headlights. Not perfect, but perfectly good and ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 01, 9:38pm

Osprey Atmos 50
I'm with you Brett, I always carry some good wine in my Atmos 50, usually a Fetzer Zinfandel. I also carry some single malt scotch in case the temps go lower than my bag rating. Anyway, the Atm...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 01, 9:07pm

Osprey Packs Customer Service
Unfortunately a beach dwelling rodent totally destroyed the top pocket of my Osprey Atmos 50 pack. Boy, was I mad. Later I made peace with him: after all I was camped in his home. Later that year I in...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 01, 8:37pm

Big Sky Products Evolution 2P
At 0 lb 0 oz, the Big Sky Evolution is unquestionably the worlds lightest tent. How can they make this tent so light? Simple. They don't use any fabric or notions. Just air and promises. And to make i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 28, 9:47pm

Big Sky Products Evolution 2P
At 0 lb 0 oz, the Big Sky Evolution is unquestionably the worlds lightest tent. How can they make this tent so light? Simple. They don't use any fabric or notions. Just air and promises. And to make i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 28, 7:46am