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Cascade Mtn cam lox
There are a few reviews now on the Amazon page for which you provided a link. There was some discussion also at (wherein your poster went down fighting): http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-b...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the new Cascade Mountain flick lock trekking poles? (updated version of last summer's Cocsto poles)
April 24, 8:58pm

which side out
"Assuming one side is more coated than the other, which side would you recommend facing out for a shelter or poncho application?" For a shelter, I would put the more water resistant si...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 15, 8:53pm

Dutchware Gear silnylon
Dutchware sent me 4 samples of the Argon silnylon. It is much thinner than the 30 denier silnylon sold by Thru-Hiker. Since durability and resistance to abrasion and penetration are important for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 08, 9:09pm

Re: "Manufacturers lean towards nylons with a PU coating over sil because you can tape a PU coated nylon but you can't tape silnylon. Also, silnylon is not as flame retardant." So ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 07, 9:53pm

You might consider 'kitty clips,' used to make cat collars. They are a very small side pressure opening connector that looks like a buckle and connects, but does not cinch like a buckle, a...

In Make Your Own Gear » fabric clips
April 03, 9:54pm

Easton CF tent poles
You probably have the Easton Carbon FX, used on the MSR carbon pole version of the Hubba. The tubing is designed to be, and is about the same stiffness as good quality aluminum alloy dome tent pol...

In Make Your Own Gear » Easton CF poles from Quest super rigid
April 03, 9:35pm

low den sil
"Doesn't Golite use a lighter silnylon (15D) for their poncho tarp?" Yes. Posted on another thread the weight of 1.08 osy on my scale. It is listed on the GL site as 15 denier and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 03, 9:11pm

problems with netting
Maybe you got some bad stuff. Have some .8 oz polyester netting from BPWD, and similar weight but nylon from T-H, and they have never presented problems such as you describe. I like Quest, but so...

In Make Your Own Gear » NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
April 03, 12:05am

Dutchware sil
Thank you. Will check it out. They have samples for $1 + mailing.

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 02, 11:50pm

REI Dash
The bottom left photo in the 4 exterior view photos shows well how open the fly is to the wind on all sides of the tent. While ventilation is important, I like to bring the fly to the ground, or ve...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 02, 10:55am

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am