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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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feedback on the underground quilt
I'm about to pull the trigger on a winter quilt and one can't be amazed at the price of the Underground quilts- it's nearly half the cost of a Katabatic (I love Katabatic, have a Palisa...

In GEAR » Winter (0F) Quilt Suggestions
January 25, 4:24pm

options
you have multiple options beyond the nightlight/1/8" combo- I add a sit pad of the same config as the nightlight, that gives me 40" of torso coverage (30" is too small for me) and th...

In GEAR » Z lite vs GG NightLight/ThinLight combo
January 25, 1:15pm

Re: duomid
sorry Jeff, but the Duomid sold prior to you posting thanks Mike

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Duomid pyramid and inner; Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 mummy bag (near new!)
January 25, 8:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
^ agreed, but we're talking the x-therm, so a base layer is given (for me anyways)- my x-therm is reserved for late fall/winter/early spring, I have other pads for warmer weather

In GEAR » New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
January 24, 9:26pm

Re: Re: Re: New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
hmm- I find my x-therm plenty durable and not sure why softness to the touch would be any pressing issue for a pad

In GEAR » New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
January 24, 8:17pm

Re: New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
hmm- weight the same?

In GEAR » New NeoAir XLite and Therm fabric
January 24, 6:01pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 mummy bag (near new!)
have a near new (used maybe 5 nights) Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 mummy bag, this is the new design w/ Q.Shield 850 down, treated for water repellency, size Regular, backcountry green, weighs 21 o...

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Duomid pyramid and inner; Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 mummy bag (near new!)
January 24, 1:06pm

Re: Locking iPhone SIM
I'll add my thanks to Amy's efforts! I'm going to wait as well and see what Amy discovers w/ the iphone6 (ATT)- if it's similar to her findings w/ the iphone5, I'll go w/ an an...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 24, 8:47am

Re: Re: Re: Hats and gloves are key!
oh great, just ready to name and patent it and Ken comes up with an existing name for it- figures :)

In GEAR » Hats and gloves are key!
January 24, 8:40am

Re: ID Chock Solo
old thread, but I just picked one of these up in a trade (well it's actually being mailed to me :) ), hope to get it out on some winter backcountry trips soon not a ton of info out there on...

In GEAR » ID Chock Solo
January 24, 8:27am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm