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how about important features like efficiency, burn time, controls, parasitic drain?

In GEAR » Zebralight H50* vs Xtar H1
July 06, 6:50pm

I dont mind wet feet. In warm weather, I look forward to it. It cools the body, and washes the dirt out of trail runners with mesh. Saves me from having to dump them and wipe my feet down. I do...

In GEAR » Sock philosophy - synthetic or wool? Solution for wet feet?
July 06, 4:21pm

I turn constantly back to side as well, but I do that at home too. I will wake up with pain in shoulder, or back, or arm asleep, etc. Overall, I sleep really well on my xlite. The longer the t...

In GEAR » mattress strategies: back soreness on the road to a good night's sleep
July 06, 11:35am

But the smaller shorter pack is ......lighter So we learn to wear it higher.

In GEAR » Arc Blast vs. Blast
July 05, 6:17pm

1) How easy is entry/exit from the tent? If you raise the beak, its not bad. Its still lower than the the average 2P tent, it doesnt bother me. Low=weather protection 2) How good is the tent m...

In GEAR » zpacks hexamid twin tent: entry and floor Q
July 05, 5:55pm

hex lines
Not much issue with fixed line lengths here either. On sloped terrain, you may have some difficulties in getting good pitch. Usually if you are pitching on the only flat spot you can find, and i...

In GEAR » Hexamid question: lines and line-locs
July 05, 4:48pm

"Cotton Kills" is a slogan really particular to mountain environments in cold weather. We won two world wars wearing nothing but cotton 50 yrs ago, thats all anyone going to Philmon...

In Philmont » Does No Cotton mean no cotton...?
July 04, 9:12pm

The problem I see, is that doing this type of thing solo, is the plan if you become injured is usually for someone else to bail you out. What is your plan for a sprained ankle ? Are you carrying...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
July 04, 1:51pm

I know I can feel the change in balance when I put a 5 lb platy of water in the front pocket on my packs, about 10" away from my back. But even with 20% of the pack wt located that far from th...

In GEAR » Arc Blast vs. Blast
July 04, 11:03am

I like ti shepherd hood stakes, because they are light and cheap, and will go into any hard soil the easiest. If they wont work alone in soft soil or duff, there is usually rocks and sticks avai...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
July 03, 5:09pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm