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Re: Old school ultralight hiker me update my gear!
It all looks good to me - brings back memories a bit too. Natsukashi, as the Japanese say. You could cut some weight but I suspect that in most cases it would be incremental only since the ba...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Old school ultralight hiker me update my gear!
April 16, 4:08am

2012 Mont-Bell Versalite jacket
I was in Tokyo last week and bought a few things at Mont-Bell, mostly bike stuff for the upcoming Austral winter. While I was in their Ebisu store I spotted the 2012 Versalite jacket. I presume t...

In GEAR » 2012 Mont-Bell Versalite jacket
April 15, 2:11am

Re: Re: Weather
"I don't think the point was to slight the United States, rather illustrate some of the reasons why the United States doesn't produce a large number of shelters designed to withstand t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 1: Definition and Pitching
April 12, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Felt hats for backpacking?
"Oh, I guess that's why here we all backpack in Wranglers and Stetsons.... ; )" Cotton jeans may not be sensible for bushwalking, but my point was that Akubras may not be as hot...

In GEAR » Felt hats for backpacking?
April 12, 7:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Felt hats for backpacking?
"In my experience it's quite different if you hike and exert yourself. Normal daily out and about is a different story." That's what I meant - Akubras (and other similar brands...

In GEAR » Felt hats for backpacking?
April 01, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Felt hats for backpacking?
"The one con I can think of is that they are rather warm and could make you sweaty if you are hiking." Well Akubras are pretty standard in the hottest parts of Australia, so draw your ...

In GEAR » Felt hats for backpacking?
March 31, 1:09am

eVent failure - Rab Super Dru
I have a 5 year old Rab Super Dru, which generally I love. Given the weather in Australia the last two years I've actually got to wear it in the rain. I noticed though on a recent bike ride i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
March 28, 6:57am

Re: Tent Kogha Askari
" I never heard of this brand so if someone knows anything about this brand / model. I am curious" OK, I'll bite. Never heard of them but a quick google shows that they're...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent Kohga Askari traveller ultralight
March 27, 4:48am

Re: Mainpeak sale
"I have a montbell tachyon anorak for my windjacket. Do you know or think the lightspeed would be more breathable or more water resistant?" I doubt it would be any more water resistant...

In Gear Deals » Oz - Mainpeak (WA) sale
March 26, 5:46am

Re: eVent Air
Possibly not then. Edit: Just had a look - they seem to be gone, no mention of them on the site at all. But if you don't have a decent windproof (or even if you do) $32 for a Lite Speed i...

In Gear Deals » Oz - Mainpeak (WA) sale
March 24, 8:23am

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