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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Did you say Coffin tent?
Are you up for changing your name, Roger? Your birth name might scare off buyers, if you ever sell again. How about "Roger Paradise"?

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 2: Details and Commercial Models
April 18, 5:52pm

Flimsy Pop-Ups
You said: “… some debate as to whether I was being too harsh in my comparisons between tunnels and pop-ups, especially as the pop-ups are sometimes lighter. I make no apologies here for my har...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 1: Definition and Pitching
April 11, 7:15pm

Bothy
For those who don't know much about them, here's a little info: "The Brooks-Range UltraLite™ Alpini Shelter is a simple concept — effectively a frameless tent. • Weight 8.11 ou...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Trail running Emergency Bivy Kit
April 10, 2:42pm

GU Drops
Re: "I've been working with Hammer Perpetuem Solids, but they're kinda messy and big choking danger on an uphill." GU Drops don't seem to me to have any choking danger, but I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fast Hiking JMT: Sleep
April 06, 7:54pm

Link lost in woods
The page you were after (ditch_your_stakes.htmlight/forums/thread_display.html) is lost in the woods. You may have followed a bad link or mis-typed a URL. That’s most likely what went wrong.

In Winter Hiking » self-standing 4 season tent?
February 27, 11:45am

Tent on ice
Re: "what Jeremy is describing is called Abalakov anchor." A more descriptive name is "V-thread." I'm no expert, but I don't think the Original Poster has been given a...

In Winter Hiking » self-standing 4 season tent?
February 25, 3:43pm

Rainier, tentless
I haven't tried this myself, but some 3-climber teams take something like a Black Diamond Firstlight tent, one person sleeps inside, two sleep outside, then if conditions get bad, the outsiders...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Rainier: Tentless at Camp Muir or Sherman
February 25, 3:24pm

"New?"
What's new about it compared to Rab's other two bivvys, especially the smaller one with the tunnel vent out the back?

In GEAR » New Bivvys from Rab
February 23, 2:33pm

Ueli Steck's parka, an advance?
Is this an advance in parka design and construction? MH Nilas parka (the Ueli Steck design), $500.00: - 850 fill down. - 15 denier AirShield. - Weight: 22 oz ...

In GEAR » Ueli Steck's parka, an advance?
February 21, 3:04pm

Warmest
“The Rab down Expedition Suit has been developed over many years in conjunction with active Himalayan climbers and has been designed for high altitude climbing and prolonged travel in extremely c...

In GEAR » Looking for warmest down parka available
February 15, 12:01pm

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm