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Titanium Esbit Wing Stove windscreen? Titanium Caldera Cone.
Jason, For esbit I use a titanium Caldera cone with my default pot, a Titanium Snowpeak 900. The cone works (as intended) with the included alcohol stove, with esbit, with wood fuel, and even as a...

In GEAR » FireLite Titanium Esbit Wing Stove
March 09, 4:01am

Frameless pack sleeping pad suspension options
I have the Thinlinght in 1/8" and the Nightlight in torso and single panel. The Thinlight It is floppy and weak. It would not provide significant structural rigidity as a pack 'frame'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Frameless pack sleeping pad suspension options
March 03, 10:36pm

REI will special order the Triumph
Wow; seems great. I love my TNF DIAD. The Hyvent fabric it and the Triumph are made of has proven to be breathable and waterproof. My full-zip shell pants are also Hyvent, and perform flawlessly....

In GEAR » North Face 5.4oz waterproof w/hood
March 03, 10:26pm

yes to chemical feet warmers
I tried these for the first time last weekend. Ski trip; ambient temps -5C. First 1/2 of the day my toes were painfully cold. Stuck hand size warmers under my toes and put them back in the boots. S...

In Multiple Use Gear » Chemical Hand Warmers
March 03, 10:18pm

Icebreaker IS more itchy then..
I thought it was just my imagination.. My Icebreaker seems more noticeably itchy than my Smartwool and Montbell merino. I attributed it to the tighter fit of the same sized Icebreaker, but maybe it...

In GEAR » Icebreaker Atlas Ultralite 150 L/S T
March 02, 6:12am

quilt thickness vs temperature
This would not be directly relatable to quilts, but heres how phd in the UK relates down fill wt with minimum temperature rating for a sleeping bag..

In Make Your Own Gear » Climashield quilt thickness vs temperature
February 27, 12:43am

granite gear shoulder straps
Good point on the customiziation options for the GG packs which have tepex frames. Also, the shoulder straps can be re-positioned at more than one horizontal position, for those with wider or narro...

In GEAR » Big Light Backpack
February 27, 12:31am

Big Light Backpack; GG Nimbus Ozone
Another vote for the Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone. Ive bought three GG packs and am never disappointed. They are not the lightest, and not the cheapest, but they have the highest combination of volume...

In GEAR » Big Light Backpack
February 26, 6:20pm

Brittany; merino of course
My GF and I both have 3 brands of merino; Icebreaker, Smartwool, and Montbell. We both think highly of merino wool, obviously. The are all superior to synthetic base layers in our opinion, in the 9...

In GEAR » Long underwear?
February 25, 6:30am

nov-8 Terroc 330 toe and ball shock
I use 330s and the 390 boots. They do offer less shock absorbancy (by design) than thicker, heavier shoes. If a person needs more shock absorbancy, adding an insole such as sorbathane or superfee...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Terroc 330 toe and ball shock
February 20, 7:30pm

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm