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All Forum Posts by Greyson Howard

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Golite shoes, gen 2?
Speaking of Golite shoes, is there any word on when the second generation will be released? I was very interested in the Golite design, but I'm glad I held off from buying the first generation...

In GEAR » Seeking proper fit shoe last!
February 24, 12:14pm

Re: Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 vs. Western Mountaineering Summerlite
I have a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32, and pretty generally liked it when I've used it. I've pushed down to right around the 32 degree rating, and been comfortable. I doubt that WM us...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 vs. Western Mountaineering Summerlite
February 23, 12:22pm

New Nunatak stuff
Nunatak has updated their website, with some interesting new stuff. The Catabatic top bag looks particularly cool, too bad I can't afford it.

In GEAR » New Nunatak stuff
February 21, 10:59pm

Re: Re: bivy advice please
"Some of the big names in UL don't use a bivy at all (e.g., Brian Skurka, Flyin Brian, & Francis Tapon)" Andrew Skurka (I don't know Brian), does use a BMW bivy with a tarp...

In GEAR » bivy advice please
February 18, 7:28pm

Who's going to the PCT trail fest?
This year's trail fest is in Sacramento. Trail fest I don't know what gear companies/vendors will be their but the UL world was represented when I went two years ago in Riverside.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who's going to the PCT trail fest?
February 17, 4:10pm

Re: pct atlas
It doesn't look like each book would come out in time for a thru-hike this year, unless you are one of the 25 testers picked.

In On the Web » PCT Atlas: NEW!
February 17, 3:06pm

Re: GG Mariposa Plus vs. SMD Starlite Pack
While on paper the Starlite and Mariposa Plus seem to have similar volumes, the Mariposa Plus and the Comet are actually closer, see the photo comparison in this test: http://www.backpackingligh...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus vs. SMD Starlite Pack
February 17, 10:56am

Odor proof bags?
I know BPL promotes Aloksak bags for odor proof food storage bags, but somebody told me that oven roasting bags, like http://www.alcoa.com/reynoldskitchens/en/product.asp?cat_id=1337&prod_id...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Odor proof bags?
February 10, 8:37pm

backpacker
When I was younger, I loved getting these gear guides. I would flip through, saying, I want that, and I want that, and i want that. Now, very rarely is there anything in the gear guide I would a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » devastaded
February 10, 6:14pm

Re: bug protection under tarp
Any of those would give you full bug protection, but rain protection from a bivy or other supplement beyond a tarp is really for blowing rain. MLD bug bivy would not really provide much protecti...

In GEAR » bug protection under tarp
February 09, 1:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Greyson Howard

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Jacks R Better No Sniveller quilt
I have used this quilt 15 nights this summer, all in the northern Sierra in the greater Lake Tahoe area. Temperatures were between the low 30's and the high 40's. The quilt was used in con...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 17, 7:28pm

Six Moon Designs Comet
I have used this pack a total of 17 days this summer, including 15 on a thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. The pack volume and design suit my needs perfectly for carrying up to 5 days worth of food,...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 17, 7:18pm

Titanium Goat Basic Bivy
This review is for the large bivy with the old-style bug headnet (a mesh headnet bag sewn across the chest, pulled over the head, under the bivy). This is the best value hands down in water resista...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 17, 7:07pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 F, 800 down
The phantom 32 was my first light-weight item, and is still my favorite. Loft is great, the hood fits great, and there is enough room for me to add a down jacket or vest. The one downside is the .85 ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 13, 11:34pm

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
During the time I have used this bivy, I have experienced no condensation, even when the single wall tent I was in was dripping. I have not found a great solution to getting the bug-mesh away from my...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
December 10, 12:09am

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I've spent 3 solid days in this rain suit in a storm in Point Reyes, and one in the Sierra foothills. The suit was totally water and windproof, breathed very well (sweat only under pack straps and...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 10:05pm

Golite Den 2
Similar to tarptent designs, but no vestibule and made out of Golite's heavy-duty silnylon, so it weighs a little more (3.5 lbs). I have used it in Tahoe National Forest where it was used for me and a...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 25, 11:08pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Max Compact
I found this pad to be extremely comfortable (better than the bed I slept on through college), but it doesn't take much to get a chill through it. I bought a Gossamer Gear Thinlight pad for insulation...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 25, 11:01pm