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Open Fire Definition
A few years ago, I backpacked into the Top of The World Provincial Park in British Columbia. The burn ban at the time included no fires in the hut woodstove, as well as no stoves using an open fla...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
May 02, 2:57pm

Patagonia Simple Guide Pants
I have both a pair of the simple guide and the guide pants. I use the latter for winter and the Simple Guide for spring thru fall. I find the simple guide warm enough for the 3 seasons, somewhat ...

In GEAR » Best light 3-4 season softshell pants: Cloudveil Prospector and Intertia Peak, Patagonia Simple Guide Pant or other
April 14, 4:25pm

BD Epic Tents
I don't own one and can't vouch for the performance, but I know a Canadian Mtn Guide who used one during a rainy night last year in the Bugaboos in BC, and had water pooled inside his tent....

In GEAR » BD Epic tents in the Sierras?
March 31, 5:11pm

Antigravity Gear Pots
Before you buy at Campmoor, check Antigravity's site first. I just purchased a nonstick 3-cup for 7.99 + shipping from them. A nice wide pot, with lid it weighs less than the MSR Kettle.

In Gear Deals » Cheap aluminum pots
March 28, 6:27pm

Re: White Box Review
I agree with the review and most of the comments by readers. The stove & windscreen seem well-made, though I am thinking about trimming the windscreen to fit into a MSR Kettle. I have tested ...

In Editor's Roundtable » White Box Stove REVIEW
March 07, 2:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Good Alcohol Carrier?
I bought one of these bottles from Prolite Gear last fall. After filling it recently, I found it would leak regardless of how tight the caps were tightened. I wouldn't recommend spending the ...

In GEAR » Good Alcohol Carrier?
February 28, 5:52pm

Smartwool Liner Socks
I have had poor results from this product having had the first pair develop a hole in the toe after 27 miles of hiking, and the second pair experienced the same thing after only 10 miles. I am usi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
August 01, 4:34pm

Is this the new model known as the Cloudburst 2, or the original Cloudburst?

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent "Cloudburst" EXCELLENT Condition
September 09, 10:43am

All Reader Reviews by James Loy

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Like it or not, I usually end up spending a good bit of the night sleeping on my back, which means my shoulders & elbows are on the ground. The height from my torso to where my arms touch the gro...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 08, 11:44am

Patagonia DAS Parka
Whoa, did I miss something? Are we only supposed to offer reviews of lightweight gear? Although not a lightweight piece of gear, I have to give the above rating to a product that works as advertised...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 02, 12:44pm

Nunatak Arc Alpinist
I wholly agree with all the accolades above. I just received my second Arc Alpinist (wife gets the prior one). I ordered the latest in Epic, 3 oz down overfill, and a length averaged between a regul...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 24, 4:56pm

Icebreaker Oasis Bodyfit 200 Tee
After purchasing one of these shirts in late 2006, I have found this shirt to be my "cast iron skillet" for spring, fall and winter trips in the mountains. I have even used it as a warm bas...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 06, 1:09pm

Icebreaker Tech T Lite Superfine 140
I tried one of the superfine 140 Tees on a backpack in Canada's Kootenai Natl Park last August. The weather was everything from cold, wet and windy to humid and warm. I wore the shirt constantl...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 06, 12:54pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I used the Ecomesh shirt on a desert backpack in SE Utah in May of 2007, and found it absolutely superb for sun protection and comfort. I perspired heavily, but the shirt always dried during a short ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
February 06, 12:45pm

Icebreaker Balaclava Lite
I love Icebreaker products however I found the fit on this item disappointing. One size does not fit all! I spent an entire afternoon constantly pulling the fabric back up over my nose as the fit wa...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 12:36pm

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
A great hat with only one exception: because the brim secures to the crown with velcro rather than a snap, expect the wind to blow the brim up and secure it to the velcro on the crown without you bei...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 12:31pm

PossumDown Beanie (BPL Gear Shop) Beanie
Because of all the hype about this product being so warm, I decided to order one in spite of the price. The beanie is well-made and a good fit, however I was extremely disappointed after wearing it i...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 06, 12:23pm

Big Agnes
I returned a Seedhouse SL-1 tent that experienced a torn center pole loop about the 3rd or 4th time I set it up. I returned it to Big Agnes and they quickly replaced it with a new tent. When erectin...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 05, 2:36pm