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Re: Re: State of the Market Report: Single Wall Tents (2008)
Thanks a lot for that answer - it was extremely helpful! Unfortunately, I don't think Tyvek would work for me as I hike in the often rainy (especially in the spring and fall) northeast. I cou...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Single Wall Tents (2008)
November 20, 1:57pm

Re: State of the Market Report: Single Wall Tents (2008)
Does anyone have any experience with the Sublite (I know its a new shelter)? It seems like it got hit pretty hard in the ratings mostly due to the categories of area/weight ratio and usable vestib...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Single Wall Tents (2008)
November 19, 6:40pm

Re: Sublite vs Contrail
What timing for a Single-Wall Tent SOTM Report! Sorry for this somewhat obsolete thread.

In GEAR » Sublite vs Contrail
November 18, 9:33pm

Sublite vs Contrail
I am looking for getting a new solo shelter and I was wondering what the advantages of the TT Sublite are over the Contrail other than the 3 oz of weight and ability to view stars from front mesh v...

In GEAR » Sublite vs Contrail
November 18, 7:39pm

Re: Tarptent Sublite Silnylon Now Available
Yeah, the Sil Sublite is looking really awesome to me right now! From the design of having the 2 poles in the middle of the shelter, the Sublite should be able to handle higher winds than the Cont...

In GEAR » Tarptent Sublite Silnylon Now Available
November 14, 4:13pm

Re: Newbie Gear List - with link to gear list
Mike - Just a heads up. I'm pretty sure the link you provided does not work. I think it is the missing the "l" at the end (should be .html). This is the correct link: http:/...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List
November 06, 10:58am

UL Creatures
this thread is awesome! Yellow-bellied Marmot on cliffs above Savage River, Denali NP Alpha wolf on Denali Park Road Caribou on the tundra of Denali NP Arctic Ground Squirrel fora...

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
November 01, 5:19pm

Re: Re: on to the next quest.
Yeah, lack of pit zips is a deal breaker for me, especially since I do not yet own a wind shirt. I agree with you: 1 oz is certainly worth the gains in ventilation, comfort, and convenience.

In GEAR » Finally, a modestly priced 800 filll down jacket for the tall
October 27, 3:41pm

Re: Re: on to the next quest.
Ben- I didn't see pit-zips listed under the features for the Outpace Parka. Did I just miss it or did Montbell ditch them to save weight? What are the other differences between the Outpace...

In GEAR » Finally, a modestly priced 800 filll down jacket for the tall
October 23, 3:04pm

Re: Re: No more MLD Superfly???
since there doesn't seem to be a spinntex shortage anymore...is there any chance of the Superfly returning?

In GEAR » No more MLD Superfly???
October 21, 1:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Joe Westing

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BackpackingLight.com
After having a problem with my BPL print subscription (totally my bad), Karen quickly (within a day) and kindly fixed everything. Couldn't ask for anything more.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 11, 5:09pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
This is a great pad. It is fairly comfortable, although it gets less comfortable with use. I would give it five stars if it maintained its initially level of comfort. Still, it doesn't wear dow...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
July 19, 12:18pm

Leki Ultralight Ti
Had these poles for a few years and they've performed very well. Only had one time when the poles slipped and that was quickly fixed by cleaning the poles. These titanium poles are fairly light ...

In Trekking Poles
June 29, 11:01am