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Lightweight Shell
I have a full zip pair of fleece pants I use in the winter. I too would like some sort of lightweight shell. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find really lightweight full-zip wind pants (o...

In GEAR » Pants layering options
December 18, 7:06pm

Make it Yourself?
Yeah, you may have to make it yourself or do some significant modification on a couple of quilts. I like Allison's idea of sealing the edges of a quilt. That is the main reason I didn't go ...

In GEAR » 2-Person Sleep Systems: Pads, Quilts, etc.
December 07, 4:53pm

2 Person Bags or Quilts
There are a couple threads which talk about such things: My wife and I decided on the Feathered Friends Penguin ( a...

In GEAR » 2-Person Sleep Systems: Pads, Quilts, etc.
December 06, 3:50pm

Re: Help me shed some weight!
I would definitely get new rain gear. Personally, I would recommend a propore jacket (O2, Drop Stoppers, etc.). They are fragile, but cheap. You will probably need to replace it after a while, but ...

In GEAR » Help me shed some weight!
November 09, 11:03am

Great Comments
Ron, Nice comments. I agree with you. Much of what makes a tent roomy or not depends on the design. The tent is plenty long enough, but a bit narrow. This goes well with the overall design of the ...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 09, 10:42am

Re: "Two man shelter"??
Bob: That is why I call it a 1.5 man tent. Ron is not alone in making a small two man tent though. There are a number of tent makers who make similarly tight tents. I used to have a Eureka Zeus2, t...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 08, 6:50pm

It is hard to spot the link, as it is one word (hover over the word "this").

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 07, 10:16pm

Miracle Fabric
I have no idea what fabric you are talking about. If there was something that was lighter than epic but just as breathable and waterproof, I would expect it to show up in jackets first. Feathered F...

In GEAR » Condensation fix for single wall tents ?
November 07, 5:56pm

Ron's been talking about this tent for a while (although not very loudly): The Cuben version is sure tempting. I have only a couple concerns. One, the size seems to b...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 07, 12:36pm

The standard line on tarp tents is that they are a bit colder but a lot lighter than double walled tents. To make up the difference, you have to add insulation (to your pad and/or your sleeping bag...

In GEAR » TT Rainshadow2: Did I pitch it right?
November 05, 6:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Ross Bleakney

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Gossamer Gear
Another GG review, another five out of five. This time, I broke a pole section (the lower part, or tip). It was my fault (I stepped on it) and not the fault of the pole. A call to customer support (I&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 12:11pm

Ultrapod Mini
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if y...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:38pm

Pentax Optio WP
I very much like my Optio WPi (6 mp). I have found the waterproof feature to be of much greater value than I originally expected. For winter pictures, it is really handy to set up a picture and not wo...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 04, 7:13pm

Eureka Zues II Exo
I bought this tent a few years ago, before I knew about tarp tents. I have been happy with it, but it is a little smaller and heavier than a tarp tent. As a free standing tent, it is more round, which...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 14, 3:13pm