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Re: Exped downmat vs. Stephenson's DAM
I, too own the DM7 shortie. Love it and find that it is incredibly durable more so than my BG insulated AC. You truly can run over it with a car, I believe. Confirm that it weighs in at 24oz with ...

In GEAR » Exped downmat vs. Stephenson's DAM
September 14, 1:26pm

Re: A lightweight case for my glasses?
I have been using this zippered case for several years. Remove the clip from the back and it weighs in at 1.5oz. Handles most size glasses.

In GEAR » A lightweight case for my glasses?
September 12, 11:22am

Re: Re: Siloxane Tape
Thanks Roger for the info on the Siloxane tape. I had forgotten that the Isotope was PU coated. The reveiws of the isotope indicated that SD had made a change in the production of the jacket to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Sealing Silnylon Seams
September 10, 10:29am

Re: Alright, Super Stretch Down Long #3 it is
Oh, and one other reason to get the SS bag in the long size. The Alpines are in fact shorter than the specs indicate. I am 6'3" and weigh 175. My SS is a long and I cannot touch the bottom...

In GEAR » MontBell bags: Difference between Alpine Down Hugger and Super Stretch Down Hugger?
September 09, 11:38am

Siloxane Tape
Roger: Might you supply the names of several online suppliers of the Siloxane tape you mentioned. I am wondering if this would work well on something such as the SD Isotope jacket or would the us...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Sealing Silnylon Seams
September 09, 11:14am

A wholesale revision of Review standards and format
Since we are talking about "jiggering" with reviews, why not a wholesale revision? I would suggest that a consistent format be adopted similar to that used by ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » New rating scale for reviews
September 01, 12:54pm

Re: Re: Again with the Underwear Question!
Joshua: One of these days I am going to post the picture of these jocks being modelled from the site and that will put an end to the requests for Borat.

In GEAR » Dare I ask... what underwear does everyone use???
August 29, 1:17pm

Cost of Gear
I am not pathological about gear! Just because I drool uncontrollably when I read about the latest lightweight pack or am found lovingly fondling my Shires Rainbow each morning on the trail does no...

In GEAR » Cost of gear, per ounce.
August 29, 1:09pm

Re: Canteens
Clearly you have not been reading the ad copy for a lot of the "plastic" canteen makers. Both Nalgene and Platypus soft "plastic" canteens in all sizes are specifically designe...

In GEAR » Canteens
August 29, 12:51pm

Again with the Underwear Question!
How many times do we have to have this conversation. I count at least 2 other times this has been the subject of a thread. But since I can't resist the voyeur quality of this question here g...

In GEAR » Dare I ask... what underwear does everyone use???
August 29, 12:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Mitchell Keil

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Terra Nova Laser Photon
Please remove this "Non-Review" ADDED 9/27/2007 No problem. We all make mistakes. Thanks you

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 26, 11:41am

Probar Energy Bar
I was about to write my own review of these wonderbars, when Shawn beat me to it. I have been enjoying these 350 calorie bars for about 3 months and have been using them as my lunch on the trail. The...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 19, 11:51am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
Adding my two cents. Bottom Line on this inexpensive "Rain" suit: I got soaked clear through under my shoulder straps on a windy blow trying to get over New Army Pass two summers ago. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 09, 11:24am

Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
Reviewer Stats: Age = 58 Weight = 175 lbs Height = 6'3" Build = Athletic Waist = 34" Backpacking Experience = 30+ years Pack: Latitude Vapor Weight = 42oz size large Waist bel...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 1:25pm

Solomon XA Comp 3D
Personal Statistics: Age: 58 Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" Backpacking experience: 30 plus years Product statistics: weight: 25 ounces. Size: 12. Insoles: S...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 05, 1:45pm

Alpkit CarbonLite
Personal Specs: Age: 58 Height: 6'3" Weight: 175lbs Backpacking experience: 30+ years I ordered these 7.75oz per pole all carbon trekking poles on a Monday and they arrived from the UK...

In Trekking Poles
July 02, 10:24pm

Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Personal stats: age: 58. Weight: 175 pounds Height: 6'3" backpacking experience: 30 years plus. Fitness level: athletic. This is a review of the Mont Bell, Alpine burrow bag number #3...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 1:23pm

Exped Downmat 7
I have used the Downmat 7 Shorty for 2 years now. I live in Southern CA and use it both here and in the Sierras. My scale indicates that the pad itself weighs 21oz and the foam lined stuff sack/inflat...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 25, 4:58pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Executive Summary: Of all the alcohol stoves ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 27, 3:23pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I posted this review baack on 2/22/2006 in a discussion about Big Sur Bars. I guess it more properly belongs here: OK, since we are considering highly dense nutritious and TASTY food bars, I thought ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 27, 1:47pm