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Re: Paramo and its siblings
I suspect that Paramo et al could be made a lot lighter than they are - a Pertex shell and a microfleece liner shouldn't weigh more than about 400 grams, if that. Mont Bell has a family of DWR...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Drillium Jacket REVIEW
May 12, 3:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Paramo
There's also Furtech, which was started by an ex-Paramo employee who has an engineering degree:

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Drillium Jacket REVIEW
May 12, 5:04am

Re: Re: Re: Paramo
Hi Jon No, I haven't seen Cioch in London but they have a great website for a family business (check out the 3D photos!) - the only dwrc/pump clothes that seems to be available in London its...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Drillium Jacket REVIEW
May 12, 4:43am

Trail magazine review of Drillium
Here's a review of the Drillium from the UK's Trail magazine: Miguel - would you believe that Paramo is not available in London at all? There are no stockists!

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Drillium Jacket REVIEW
May 11, 3:31pm

Re: Kevin, Steve, Miguel, soon.. sorry [pics]
"I was concerned that the tents were in an avalanche zone, but no one else seemed to care, and I am a total novice, so I eventually relaxed." Unfortunately, it may well have been an av...

In Post-Trip Reports » Gear test trip report;Japan alps,Kamikochi..
May 07, 3:37pm

Re: Re: Best Deal
... but these guys do seem to:

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Montane eVENT Quick-Fire Jacket REVIEW
April 25, 4:22pm

Re: Japanese Maps
Re: "Have you seen this interactive map site?" Those are the official Japanese survey maps which are what I used a lot of the time. But I didn't know that they were available o...

In Photo Gallery » Hiking in Tokyo? [pics]
April 22, 8:35am

Re: Japanese Maps
I have the 3D maps: my kids use them as a flying game because you can "fly" over the terrain at your choice of speed, inlcuding mach 1.5. Not sure why that's an option for hikers but...

In Photo Gallery » Hiking in Tokyo? [pics]
April 22, 7:00am

Re: miguel, thanks, question?
My Japanese maps and guide books are in storage in Yamanashi so I can't check the publishers etc. In any case, as you say Kinokuniya should have a good range of maps and guides. Some of the m...

In Photo Gallery » Hiking in Tokyo? [pics]
April 22, 5:03am

Re: Hiking in Tokyo? [pics]
Hi Brett Is that Takao-san? It's a pity that the LP guide is the only real guide book available on Japan because there were serious flaws in nearly every walk I did out of it over a peri...

In Photo Gallery » Hiking in Tokyo? [pics]
April 21, 6:34am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm