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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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Testing Waterproof Down
“Popular Science,” Nov 2012: “To measure the water resistance of Down Décor’s insulation, we set up a side-by-side test against untreated down. We poured a half cup of water into jars wi...

In GEAR » Testing Waterproof Down
October 13, 4:17pm

Water on groundsheet
Re: "If your groundsheet touches this, the water flows right onto it. You could wake up to a gallon of water on your floor in no time." He makes a bathtub ground sheet in the Twin / Long...

In GEAR » Hexamid Twin size
October 11, 3:59pm

World Record: Lightest Material in the World Produced
ScienceDaily (July 17, 2012) — A network of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at nano and micro level -- this is the lightest material in the world. It weights only 0.2 m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » World Record: Lightest Material in the World Produced
July 17, 1:28pm

Is it dee-nee-ma
I hate foreign languages, but I think that Dynafit is pronounced Dee-na-fit.

In GEAR » Pronunciation of dyneema?
July 11, 4:17pm

Use with RailRiders mesh panels
I really use my wind shirts when I’m wearing my Rail Riders shirt because on a cold morning with high winds, the breeze howls through the mesh panels that go up the sides of the torso and down th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 11, 4:12pm

Was Hercule Poirot born in Belgium...
... or is that just a rumor?

In GEAR » European lightweight tents
June 21, 5:33pm

Try this
My newest acquisition is the Smartwool Midweight Hoody, and I love it: “Consider this top a zip-neck with a balaclava attached; its clean-fitting, three-piece hood stays put when you pull it on ...

In GEAR » R2 vs Nanopuff
June 13, 3:24pm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “GU is an energy gel designed to be quickly and easily digestible so it can be eaten during endurance events, especially long distance running.” From ...

In GEAR » Help for Mt. Whitney climb
June 08, 5:10pm

Sew from a kit?
Are you kidding me? Come on, Bob, no wonder the world economy is going down the toilet. You aren't doing your duty to spend obsecene amounts of money on gear!

In GEAR » Help for Mt. Whitney climb
June 08, 3:37pm

Frieh Training Journal “When I have a hard climb to do I will not eat anything after waking in the morning and a GU pack every 45 min or so during the climb. No solid foods at all until I'm...

In GEAR » Help for Mt. Whitney climb
June 08, 2:38pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm