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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Pertex Shield+
I have Pertex Shield+ pants (Montane Minumus). The membrane was a real let down. I use the pants regularly (hiking, but also biking to university etc.) and they were waterproof for a couple months....

In GEAR » Pertex Shield + durability
February 21, 7:13pm

4.4oz PFD
I haven't actually taken it out paddling yet, so I can't really comment. Greg used one on the BMWO last year where we did nearly 50 miles of paddling and he spoke favourably of it. It's...

In Packrafting » New Inflatable PFD
February 20, 8:05pm

Montbell
Thanks guys. That's very helpful. A little big is less annoying than a little small, so I'll likely go large.

In GEAR » Video review of my new Montbell Mirage jacket.
February 19, 8:01pm

Mirage
Thanks for the video Kevin. Can you comment on the fit of the jacket? It would be helpful to know your height/weight, what size you went with and how it fits. At 5'11", 165 lbs I'v...

In GEAR » Video review of my new Montbell Mirage jacket.
February 19, 7:30pm

Skis
Tim, if you want steep and deep capable check out the Voile Charger BC's. They're basically a fishscale version of the Rossi S7's. Pair that up with some Dynafit bindings and decent sti...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 19, 4:54pm

Inserts
"I've been thinking of adding the Vector BCs with a set of machine screw inserts" Yes inserts are awesome. I put some in my wife's DPS skis and they'll be going in my next ...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 19, 4:52pm

PFDs
I've got an inflatable PDF that uses the same type of valve as the Alpacka seats. It's a single chamber design that's used in the aircraft industry. Once I removed the CO2 canister it&#...

In Packrafting » New Inflatable PFD
February 19, 4:50pm

AT Nordic
Excellent. I've been pondering something similar, just a bit more powder capable. I'm thinking Voile Vector BC skis (fishscales, 117-94-107, 6 lbs) and up a level for boot stiffness.

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 19, 10:17am

H52 Glow in the Dark
My wife got an H52 last week and it just came with a black holder, no glow in the dark. I was slightly disappointed because I love this glow in the dark holder for my H51 (easy to find in the tent)...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zebralight H52 head strap
February 18, 9:17pm

Trimming
I like cutting off straps. It's partly because of weight savings, but also because it's much nicer to use a pack that doesn't have straps dangling everywhere. You need to be smart about...

In GEAR » How much weight will I shed if I start trimming the straps on my pack (Lowe Alpine Zepton 50?)
February 18, 5:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I five stars because it's quality construct...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is t...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm