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Re: Mont-Bell Super Stretch bag + parka?
Wow -- a brief post from PJ!!! :) - heh heh...

In GEAR » Mont-Bell Super Stretch bag + parka?
December 20, 3:12pm

Re: Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
Thanks, Russell. Right now, a medium blue Houdini costs $135 while a large blue Ion costs $72 (Ions are sized smaller than normal). I would still buy a Houdini if someone tells me that it is ...

In GEAR » Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
December 20, 2:21pm

Re: Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
Brian: Think of it this way: traveling should be a SUBSET of backpacking -- meaning you really shouldn't need to bring anything extra at all when traveling / hosteling through urban areas t...

In GEAR » Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
December 20, 2:07pm

Re: travel
IMHO, any cardbox box sturdy enough to provide protection (and not just fall apart uselessly) will weigh quite a bit. A much better option is to ask your airline for one of those HUGE and extremel...

In GEAR » Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
December 20, 2:03pm

Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
Pray tell, how do they compare in (1) breathability and (2) water resistance?

In GEAR » Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
December 20, 12:25pm

Re: Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
Hmmm... I have a good used copy of "Beyond Backpacking" -- I wouldn't mind letting it go for $50. :)

In GEAR » Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
December 20, 12:15pm

Re: SAC
With sale items as UGLY as these, I'm not worried about becoming a SAC junkie!

In Gear Deals » Helly Hansen 2 oz. Jackets at SAC
December 20, 12:10pm

Re: WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True
Agree!

In GEAR » WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True???
December 20, 12:05pm

Re: WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True
Jacket weight confusion aside, I've always disliked the two-tone color scheme! And thus, GoLite's 2007 line of jackets is one big turn off. Yes, I know, totally subjective and personal. :)

In GEAR » WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True???
December 20, 11:00am

Re: re:Desire V Dollar
Brett: Your post above is the best illustration of why it makes sense to buy the best that one can afford! Far too often, dedicated hikers could have saved a bundle had they waited a bit, save ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Desire V Dollar
December 19, 6:31pm

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