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Re: O2 Rainshield Jacket
Ross: I have a set of DriDucks. The style and cutting are horrible -- just like the Drop Stoppers. However, the color is an OK khaki. Looking at the BPL store's website, I always thought th...

In GEAR » O2 Rainshield Jacket
September 06, 12:01pm

Re: Re: O2 Rainshield Jacket
Don't wear a hat. Rain will likely work its way through the collar of the rain jacket -- not to mention pooling into the unused hood. Instead, wear a cap to serve as 'visor", but still allowing y...

In GEAR » O2 Rainshield Jacket
September 05, 8:48pm

Re: O2 Rainshield Jacket
The non-woven material is fragile. IMHO, given how fragile they are, you may as well buy cheaper ones (but equally light and waterproof/breathable) like DriDucks or Micropore. http://www.backpa...

In GEAR » O2 Rainshield Jacket
September 05, 9:30am

Re: 4 lbs
Per Kelty website: Crestone 1 - Minimum weight - 3 lbs. Packaged weight - 4 lbs.

In Gear Deals » Kelty Crestone 1 at SAC; $50
September 04, 11:07pm

Re: MilliAmps
Perrin: Sorry that I am not knowledgeable enough to really answer your question, but I would like to offer one caveat. Be very careful reading the ads. I don't remember the brand, but one li...

In GEAR » Solar Chargers for Long Trips
September 04, 8:25pm

Re: Aqua Mira tip
Good idea about the contact lens case! Now, I wonder why the KlearWater would turn clear so quickly? If I remember correctly, the stuff needs to be stored away from light (hence, the brown colo...

In GEAR » Aqua Mira tip
September 04, 5:40pm

Re: Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo E
Model Year: 2005 or 2006?

In Gear Swap » Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo E
September 04, 2:42pm

Re: Solar Chargers for Long Trips
Will you be constantly out in the wilds or will you be "hosteling"? If the latter, I would really just carry a lightweight 120/240 battery charger and a set of plugs. You can find very light wei...

In GEAR » Solar Chargers for Long Trips
September 04, 11:02am

Re: roughing it
Son, that's why it's called "roughing it".

In Gear Lists » Pack my pack for me
September 04, 10:11am

Pic Test
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In User Test Forum » Pic Test
September 03, 10:26am

All Reader Reviews by Ben 2 World

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Big Sky Ultra C Aluminum Tent Stakes
I've been using titanium shepherd hook stakes for years now -- loving their ultralight weight but disappointed with their suboptimal ground penetration and holding power. These stakes can be bent...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 09, 8:02pm

Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I received my pair and went on a moderate 2-hour hike today (approx. 2,000 ft. elevation gain over 2.7 miles -- then returning back down). I find the specs to be accurate, and the poles a beauty to...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:33pm

MontBell Versalite 20
This is a no-thrills but well-constructed frameless day pack. You can see photo and specs here. You can also see BPL...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 04, 7:18pm

Coleman F1 Ultralight
The first review touched on the F1's performance. This post will describe and critique the set up process. Prior to buying the F1, I have used the MSR PocketRocket (PR). With the PR, all you ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 28, 11:03am

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
Comparison to Potable Aqua above is incorrect. For bacteria and viruses, Micropur is just as effective and easy to use (15 minutes treatment time). It is only for protozoa (e.g. cryptosporidium) t...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 06, 9:28am