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James Lantz (jameslantz) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Georgia
About Me 52 YO physician(Internal Medicine), Eagle Scout, Philmont veteran, convert to lightweight backpacking in summer of 2007.  Passions include Jesus Christ, backpacking, tennis, grilling & barbeque-ing, single malt scotch(in moderation of course) & Georgia Southern football!!!
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GoLite website
Yep, I'm disappointed with the website & the fact the weight of all their stuff seems to be increasing. Case in point; what happened to the Virga jacket & Reed rain pant? Seemingly re...

In Gear Deals » Golite-online sale
September 22, 7:30pm

Hiking Pants
I personally like the Mountain Hardware Mesa convertible nylon pant. The waistband is particularly comfortable being very smooth, seamless, & absorbant chamois. That is very important if you ...

In GEAR » Hiking pants
September 01, 8:58pm

Footwear in stasis
GoLite hasn't changed their footwear section on the website in about 2 years. Maybe it has something to do with selling that line to Timberland?

In GEAR » Golite Website
August 28, 6:04pm

Umbrella on AT hike
Troy, In reading your post I noticed that you mention carrying a lightweight umbrella to complement your rain gear. I would advise against this based on my personal experience in the southern A...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need advice on a tent and a quilt for an AT thruhike
August 28, 5:57pm

GG Squall Classic floor length
The 81" figure is spot on & all of the length is usable. This figure is with the bathtub floor pulled tight, but if the floor is not tensioned the length would probably increase by about ...

In GEAR » GG Squall Classic
August 25, 5:14pm

Truly a 2 person tent
I have used the Squall Classic on many trips since Feb '08 including torrential all night storms, sustained 40-50 mph winds,& light snow, both as a one person & 2 person tent. My daught...

In GEAR » GG Squall Classic
August 24, 7:59pm

Katadyn Mini water filter
Chris, The Hiker Pro has a fine plastic mesh prefilter which wraps around the cartridge filter element & is held in place with a stretchable open mesh plastic sleeve. This prefilter is easi...

In GEAR » Katadyn Mini water filter
April 29, 6:16pm

Katadyn Mini water filter
Chris, I was just quoting the info on the Katadyn website which states "ideal for travel, business trips, & day hiking. The website also states it should be used only in clear water. ...

In GEAR » Katadyn Mini water filter
April 28, 6:34pm

Katadyn Mini Filter
Justin, The specs on the mini don't seem to justify saving 2-3 oz vs. the Hiker Pro. Notice that the Mini seems to only be appropriate for day hikes.

In GEAR » Katadyn Mini water filter
April 27, 7:56pm

GoLite Jam 2
Ray, You may also want to take a look at the new Gossamer Gear Gorilla. It seems to be similar to my friend's Jam 2 but has the advantage of 3 pack sizes plus 3 hip belt sizes with the hip ...

In GEAR » Golite Jam Users
February 25, 6:29pm

All Reader Reviews by James Lantz

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Gossamer Gear
I experienced corrosion of one of my Lightrek poles' threaded aluminum bolts which holds the rubber expander to lock the 2 halves of the pole together. This made it impossible to use the pole. Af...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 17, 4:40pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
This is a well made, economical, & versatile bivy. However, when used with a 72" NeoAir pad it is very tight in the foot area to the point of being very uncomfortable. I am 6'1", 2...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 28, 6:06pm

Golite Versa Force
Brian, Thanks for your excellent initial impression discussion on the Versa Force. I owned two pair of these, one for the trail & one for my practice hikes around my hilly neighborhood. I found t...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 4:04pm

Osprey Exos 34 Large
I recently received the Exos 34 & had my first opportunity to use it on a day hike, though I had it loaded with the gear I will use on a 4 day hike on the AT around Labor Day, including food &...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 23, 7:08pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
I've spent a total of 5 trail nights on the NeoAir short. It weighs 9 oz on my scales. Very comfortable down into high 40's. Haven't had the opportunity to test lower temps yet. I'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 28, 7:29pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Absolutely the best trekking poles I have ever used! I've got over 100 trail miles on them including 60 miles this past weekend on the AT from Standing Indian campground to Fontana Dam N.C. This...

In Trekking Poles
May 28, 7:03pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
This is one of my most indispensible articles for cold weather backpacking. When coupled with a lightweight baselayer & a lightweight waterproof shell layer like the GoLite Virga, I have been warm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 21, 7:54pm

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I just received the Montbell UL 90 pad & pillow today. It is about 6" longer than the GG closed cell foam pad I usually use. It fits perfectly, when folded into thirds, into the external sl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 23, 8:04pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I agree with the previous posts about the merits of the Caldera Cone. So much lighter than my Primus Technotrail II! I simply roll up the cone & place it in my Snowpeak 600 Ti mug. Then, place t...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 09, 7:00pm