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Re: Weird
Really weird. They have exactly *2* packs on the website now, the 3400 Windrider and the "4400 Porter (Expedition)." Nothing in the 1600 or 2400 categories. I'm going to assume tha...

In GEAR » HMG Porter or Windrider 3400
November 05, 3:23pm

Re: Windrider 3400
Hmmm, never saw that one before. Also hmmm, they just redesigned their website literally since I answered your previous post. Okay, anyway, I guess the issue is do you want the mesh pockets or ...

In GEAR » HMG Porter or Windrider 3400
November 05, 2:07pm

Re: HMG Porter or Windrider 3400
I have the HMG Expedition pack, essentially a taller version of the Porter. I used it on a 5 day trip in the Colorado Rockies over the summer, and the performance was excellent. Light, carries we...

In GEAR » HMG Porter or Windrider 3400
November 05, 11:50am

Re: feet
Yes, but we don't always walk in warm weather. Sometimes it's wet and 45F, and that's just unpleasant. I've tried various solutions, and so far some kind of WP/B or neoprene sock ...

In GEAR » Nervous about no longer using GTX shoes (Patagonia Trip)
October 14, 8:34pm

Re: re: winter pack
I'll second the recommendation of the Hyperlight Mountain Gear Expedition pack. Just had mine up in the Colorado Rockies for 5 days, and it carried beautifully.

In GEAR » Winter Pack recommendations
October 03, 8:38pm

Re: RE:"down mittens"
I got both the lightweight and heavier versions of their mitts, figuring I'd use the lightweight ones while hiking or until it got really cold. So far, I've never needed to heavier mitts, ...

In GEAR » down mittens
September 29, 6:59am

Re: Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
I'll also throw in as a suggestion the Wet Rib from Mystery Ranch, the latest incarnation of the old Dana Designs version. It has space for a small water bottle, and a medium sized pouch for y...

In GEAR » Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
August 10, 12:44pm

Re: Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
I use a Photoflex Galen Rowell Chest Pouch, but unfortunately they've been discontinued for years. The camera strap goes around your neck with the camera in the case, and the case has a strap ...

In GEAR » Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
August 09, 8:49pm

Re: Nunatak Arc AT Question
Depends on your tolerance for cold. For me, the MontBell Light Alpine Jacket wouldn't be enough by itself. FWIW, I'm planning to do the Weminuche Wilderness in a couple of weeks, and I...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT Question
August 08, 10:37am

Re: Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
I tend to use the weather forecast for Mount Washington from as a worst-case estimate. Right now it's estimating a low of 39F for tonight, and around 50F after that. http://www....

In GEAR » Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
July 20, 9:29am

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm