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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Re: Re: hydration running vests for women?
I've always been keenly aware of that fact, funny manufacturers wouldn't be :) I see SunnySports has the MH RaceVests on sale for $49, guessing if it didn't work out you could recoup...

In GEAR » hydration running vests for women?
August 29, 9:20am

old thread, but looking into Hok's
Anything new or worthy looking into adding more grip in Hok's when you find yourself in need of more bite? Seems there should be a way to add additional traction (ala something approiaching th...

In Make Your Own Gear » "Chains" (Ski Crampons) for my Altai Skis
August 29, 9:15am

Re: hydration running vests for women?
Jenifer- also check out either the MH Fluid Race Vest or the Fluid Vest-Pack- they come in S/M and M/L- they are light, carry well and nicely laid out- my wife has one and now my daughter wants one...

In GEAR » hydration running vests for women?
August 29, 8:10am

Core- Newt
minor differences is all I was about to email Ron on the chances of bringing the Newt back when I bumped into Dave's thread on the Core :)

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
August 28, 6:33am

Agreed the 1300 Evernew is very nice for winter, pretty light for the size of the pot; my 900 is an Evernew as well

In GEAR » What size pot for winter?
August 27, 9:51am

1.3 if you're relying on snow only; I'll use a 900 if there is some running water here and there

In GEAR » What size pot for winter?
August 27, 9:45am

WTB cuben MLD Solomid XL
FOUND figured I'd check here before I placed an order :) I'd consider purchasing a cuben inner with it if that's the way you'd like to sell it thanks in advance Mike FOUND

In Gear Swap » WTB cuben MLD Solomid XL
August 26, 5:48pm

stick in the wet
Good info :). Funny I find the LaSportivas a bit "hard" compared to my N2's and they are by LS standards relatively cushioned , the 195's would likely be too hard for me- would pr...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
August 26, 1:28pm

MLD has new FKT line
Just perusing Ron's site and stumbled across a new line- pack, bivy, quilt and shelter- must be a bit of a teaser as there is no other info :)

In GEAR » MLD has new FKT line
August 26, 9:48am

I still use a bivy when solo tripping (it's a no go with the wife :) ). When most of the day is going to be spent hiking or running (or a combination thereof) I usually grab my eVENT bivy- it&#...

In GEAR » Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
August 25, 12:02pm

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

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