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Depends on Whether You Use a Groundsheet
I have the SMD with light floor. I opted for that because I always use a ground sheet -- 2-mil plastic sheeting that weighs about 2-3 oz. If the ground is damp, there is really no chance of moist...

In GEAR » Which tent floor?
March 06, 8:21pm

15F Boost Is a Joke!
Sorry to sound so negative, but I have tried the Thermolite liner. I used it on a summer hike as a liner for an old 50F bag that I knew was optimistic, but figured the Thermolite's 15F boost wou...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Bag Liner:)
March 06, 6:25pm

Thanks for your reply. Would be interesting to know how effective they are after 4-5 days of hiking/sweating...

In GEAR » X-static or other silver fiber t-shirts?
February 26, 4:16pm

I see nothing wrong with buying new items, factory seconds, close outs, gently-used returns, etc. from Ebay or from any other legitimate sources. I would, however, avoid buying stuff that I susp...

In Gear Deals » EBay and Ethics...
February 26, 1:50pm

X-Static Effective?
Alex: How effective are the X-static shirts in your experience? I am thinking of getting some X-static liner socks...

In GEAR » X-static or other silver fiber t-shirts?
February 25, 12:50am

Thompson Peak - Son of Breeze?
I have the Thompson Peak (TP) with hipbelt. It really reminds me of the venerable Golite Breeze... I wouldn't be surprised at all if the maker had taken the Breeze and improved around it. TP ha...

In GEAR » Fanatic Fringe Thompson Peak - Thoughts?
February 20, 6:25pm

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