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Montbell UL Down Inners in Layered Sleep System
I used a MB thermawrap jacket and pants to add 20 degrees to my MB #7 (a 50'F 17 oz down bag). I slept comfortably cool. Just as a previous poster mentioned, another advangage is being able to...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Inners in Layered Sleep System
February 17, 8:01pm

An idea for a waterproof, windproof, breathable (better then eVent), durable jacket
Huzefa, Hi, interesting idea. Do you know the breathability numbers for event and dryducks? Maybe in g/m2/24h?

In Make Your Own Gear » An idea for a waterproof, windproof, breathable (better then eVent), durable jacket
February 14, 10:52pm

Official don't change the subject on reply thread / it MUST change
The way the recent posts are listed, the subject MUST change to inform the reader of the specific subject of the post. Otherwise, you would be looking at a list of posts all saying "MB bags&qu...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Official don't change the subject on reply thread
February 07, 7:20pm

Calderas and canisters
Tony, I simply allowed the pot to stick in the caldera cone as ususal; and lift it all on and off the canister burner as necessary to pour, etc.. With my setups, the cone has enough friction to st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Style windscreen for Canister Stove
February 06, 6:53pm

Base Weight poll...
IMO, it is difficult to compare two peoples "three season" base weight. The variables of size, metabolism, and of course geographic location are all significant. And of course the more ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
February 05, 6:25pm

Jacket, WP/B
low cost: Marmot Precip jacket and pants med cost: TheNorthFace DIAD jacket and TNF Hyvent pants high cost: Integral Designs Thru-hiker in event, with Hyvent pants

In GEAR » ?Jacket = Breathability, Waterproof, durable, lightweight, inexpensive
February 04, 1:29am

Ken, Synthetic or Down?
Ken, you mentioned the hood feature on your future jacket. I used to dismiss hoods extra weight when I am always carrying a hat.. Then I bought a hooded synthetic jacket; not the MB Thermawrap, act...

In GEAR » Synthetic or Down?
January 27, 10:07pm

My Current Gear List - Please Review
Hello James, Great list. I also have several Montbell items in my gear lists. I'd suggest replacing your 38oz goretex shoes with Inov8 mid-top goretex 390s at about 28 oz. The are a little so...

In Gear Lists » My Current Gear List - Please Review
January 27, 8:52am

bamboo cloth; like cotton or synthetic?
While shopping for 5-toe liner socks I cam across Injinis, made of 75% bamboo fiber. Should I expect this to be terrible for hiking (like cotton), great (like synthetics), or somewhere in the middl...

In GEAR » bamboo cloth; like cotton or synthetic?
January 25, 9:54am

Japanese Road Atlas
Ian, just to confirm your opinion, I live in Japan and consider Mapple the best as well. But then, I do not drive here, I use the 1:50,000 maps for hiking. If you buy a 1:200,000 series, you might...

In GEAR » Japanese Road Atlas
January 14, 4:30am

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm