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WM Summerlites - prices dropped
prices reduced

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Summerlites - 6' LZ and 5'6" RZ
August 29, 5:57pm

re: summerlite use
Both bags are around 3 years old and have mostly seen intermittent weekend use - slept in with clothes. No thru-hikes with these bags fwiw. They are now like new again, thanks to revivex down...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Summerlites - 6' LZ and 5'6" RZ
August 27, 4:47pm

SOLD WM Summerlite 6'0" left zip Just washed with down wash - like new w/ both original sacks. ***SOLD*** WM Summerlite 5'6" right zip Also recently laundered and l...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Summerlites - 6' LZ and 5'6" RZ
August 27, 11:43am

re: ul7
There seems to be variances here: My ul7 short is 2.8"thick and 14.3oz. EDIT: I have two of these mats, and they are both to the above specs.

In Editor's Roundtable » Exped DownMat Pump 7, Exped SynMat UL 7 S Mats
August 23, 7:49pm

A huge shout-out to Anna O'Leary!
Over and over, Anna hooks up the BPL community with an unparalleled attention to detail. I am writing this to say that her networking does not go unnoticed/unappreciated. Anna, you are ver...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A huge shout-out to Anna O'Leary!
August 16, 9:24pm

peter v. and leukotape
Yup, Peter V. is speaking truth here.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Persistent blister on heal
August 16, 9:08pm

the creep
Eugene - Ahhh, the creep. I've been ok with the creeping lately, but I find that it is still nice to do the occasional trimming for nothing more than the sake of simplicity. Nowadays though...

In Gear Lists » First Sub-5
August 15, 9:08pm

re: stove and fizan
Stove - It'll be good for me to wait for a boil now and again - I believe I'll shave some weight there :) Still deciding over alcohol or wetfire though. Fizan - My lady is from the UK, ...

In Gear Lists » First Sub-5
August 15, 8:58pm

Re "First Sub 5"
So here's the deal regarding non-sul items and the more conventional items - I put this list together on a whim with what I already own/like/use with the exception of the 600ml ti cup. I tend ...

In Gear Lists » First Sub-5
August 15, 8:16pm

steady as she goes
Carried weight in pockets, on wrist, in hands, etc - is not on my back. If I were to list FSO weight, then I would have stated the difference. This has been discussed and argued in depth for yea...

In Gear Lists » First Sub-5
August 14, 9:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm