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Backslide etc.
The How to Fit video maintains that the "side brackets" will keep the device from riding forward, and that appears to have been Gary's experience. If not, as was stated, it should be...

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
January 10, 4:38pm

As they say, information is NOT knowledge. I wish one of our scientify members would finally put to rest the idea that insulative value = loft only. 3M has been marketing Thinsulate since before ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 10, 3:36pm

Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
That's the crux of the problem. What's SUL and covers your feet inside your quilt or bag, will get sopped, not to mention slip around, if you step out of the tent in them. And what you ste...

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 8:06pm

Old Guys Running
Why is everyone about running? Maybe the theory is that running will help with the backpacking. For some, obviously not. But if it works for you, of course. My not so SUL backpacking continued...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 07, 5:50pm

Old Guys Backpacking
I don't waste time doing any of all that silly healthy stuff. Instead, plenty of booze, dancing and singing all night in the meadows with the wildlife, and feeling just peachy. And I'll s...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 05, 10:18pm

Soaked Sil
Re: "Joe, you just need to shake a little harder with silnylon as water beads off silnylon as well - unless you are using crappy seconds that have a very low hydrostatic head. Or wipe it down....

In GEAR » MLD Mid Tauntness Cuben vs. Silnylon
December 31, 6:31pm

Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
From OP: "What are your thoughts? How do you handle the very wet climates? Does the non-Goretex argument still hold? Or do those of you in wet climates end up using the Goretex?" As us...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
December 21, 8:40pm

Canister Pressure vs. Atmospheric Pressure for Canister Stoves
Please don't wonder. Your first post on this thread is going in the scrapbook for future reference along with many of Roger's. Thanks.

In GEAR » how cold can you use a liquid feed canister stove?
December 21, 7:32pm

Finding GoLite gear after they've close their doors...(How-To)
"waste of both time and money. Mediocre Asian made goods with no warranty. Nothing worth "tracking down",in my eyes" Harumph and Bah Humbug. Those poncho tarps went pretty...

In GEAR » Finding GoLite gear after they've close their doors...(How-To)
December 21, 7:10pm

HH and other matters
Great! Can't wait to see what Richard comes up with. There are good alternatives almost as light (within .05 oz), by disassembling tarps, but much more expensive. So this one, if available in...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 18, 7:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. 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