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WPB Shelter Fabric
Paul, Thank you for those observations. They make an awfully good argument in favor of double wall tents, even if limited to 3 season use (which in the mountains can become 4 season unexpectedly)....

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 31, 8:16pm

Re: Re: questions
Taylor, Thanks for your response. Looking at a photo of the tent on their website, it appears that it was definitely a fabric failure, not just a seam issue or a pullout issue. According to ...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL2
January 31, 7:01pm

WPB Shelter Fabric
Was just about to give up on this when this post came up on the GEAR forum: The current...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 30, 7:57pm

Coating silnylon floor
I always tell the sales people at the hardware stores that I want only the good stuff. They always seem to have plenty of it.

In Make Your Own Gear » Coating silnylon floor
January 30, 7:29pm

T.B., Could you indicate where the fly tore? This is the first feedback I've seen on the strength of the low denier nylon (sub 20) when coated and used as a fly. An idea of where the tear occ...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL2
January 30, 5:46pm

Coating silnylon floor
Often a post like yours brings out a number of coaters who mix silicone caulks with mineral spirits, or stove fuel or the like to thin it. While it does OK as a seam sealer, I haven't found suc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Coating silnylon floor
January 29, 6:35pm

2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
Re: "The only thing to be drawn from this report is that I should stay away from the JMF. Above timberline and off-trail for me." That's two of us.

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 27, 7:16pm

Quality of BP Experiences
Re: " I don't know if the problem is inexperienced people or just numbers. There are only so many places you can dig a cat hole, only so many rocks you can poop under. Seems like it might ...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 9:01pm

Re: grivel spiders?
Instep crampons have been around for a long time. Tried them once, and found them to be worthless on icy rock above tree line. Too dangerous to even consider using again.

In GEAR » grivel spiders?
January 23, 4:58pm

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
Re: Two thin layers of say a very tightly woven, smaller fibered (but not microfiber sized) polypropylene material on top of each other should theoretically give enough air porosity and be water re...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 18, 3:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am