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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
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op sak durability
Durable compared to what? OP Saks are probably among the most durable of LW plastic bags. They are not as durable as a woven fiber sack---even the lightest spinnaker or sil-nylon would be more dur...

In GEAR » durability of O.P. Saks?
July 12, 5:30pm

Akula/Torre
I second your talking directly with Tom---the owner of Nunatak, who could really help fine-tune your product selection. There's a lot of info you aren't giving us for a considered answer to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Nunatak Akula & Torre
July 12, 12:46pm

Quantum comfort
Like wool, people will have varying degrees of comfort issues with Quantum. When warm, as in very aerobically active in a windshirt, it can feel to me somewhat "unnatural" but not really ...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants - To buy or not to buy
July 11, 10:36am

SHR Solo
A very nice gearlist. No ice axe---this is gonna be one of those Summers in which the climber's passes and snow patches are going to be pretty benign in late July---if you basically stick to t...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - SHR Solo
July 10, 9:23pm

Wallet withering wonders
If one of these fine folk introduce a Cuben 'Mid, it will be shockingly expensive. But dam-n the torpedos, full speed ahead, anyway. I'm going to bug the bejezus out them all after this s...

In GEAR » Whither the 8x8 spinnaker/cuben 'mid?
July 10, 6:25pm

Down rules, except...
I love down as an insulation, too. Nothing is as efficient on a loft/weight basis and it has a far longer service life than synthetic insulation. BUT---In a sleeping environment, I find that down p...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants - To buy or not to buy
July 10, 1:59pm

Cocoon Pants---part of the UL sleeping system.
For most of us, the reason to have the Cocoon Pants is as part of the sleeping system. It supplements my quilt (along with a Cocoon top). Only secondarily is it used around camp on a frosting morni...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants - To buy or not to buy
July 10, 8:30am

Firelite 500 New Stock
Yes, the weight of the 500 is running below spec. (52 g.---1.84 oz.). The thinnest Ti-ware I've ever seen. Even so, it will be a lot more durable than a Foster's can/pot.

In GEAR » The New FireLite 500 Ti Cookpot
July 09, 9:46pm

Indeed
But in Hebrew, we have the precise, measured, agonized, argued over, annotated, venerable Talmudic answer: arba׳eem ush'tayeem. However, the Shell Answerman was on the right track. Lehitraot

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 09, 8:41pm

Any Beduoin knows the answer...
It's 42 and Douglas Adams (were he alive) can back me up on this. Back to your libations.

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 09, 6:37pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm

BackpackingLight.com
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am