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Re: how
How indeed! I just got off a "live chat" session with Backcountry.com. The guy confirmed the weight. When asked, he also commented that the jacket's got really good waterproofnes...

In GEAR » WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True???
December 18, 12:07pm

WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True???
Any owners out there who care to comment? Hally Hensen Zone jacket

In GEAR » WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True???
December 18, 11:40am

Re: HH 2 oz. Jackets at SAC
Dang! Missed it! But I find it hard to believe that a wp/b jacket with hood, full zip and pit zips can weigh just 1.9 oz! Any owners out there who care to comment?

In Gear Deals » Helly Hansen 2 oz. Jackets at SAC
December 18, 11:35am

Re: Has anyone gotten wet in an Epic tent?
One great thing about EPIC is how quickly it dries. All you need is, say, half an hour of drying time (although more is better) -- and you can get hours of rain protection again. I simulated this...

In GEAR » Has anyone gotten wet in an Epic tent?
December 17, 1:01pm

Re: How do you pack your pack?
The typical backpacking trip lasts a weekend to a few days for most hikers. Here, water is the heaviest item for most of us. And much more often than not, we place it either in the upper region ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you pack your pack?
December 17, 11:15am

Re: MS Ghost
Well, Sarah, here's your chance to buy the Ghost for Ford. Throw in a tee shirt or a pair of socks or something for yourself (to get the total cost past $75) -- and then enjoy both the 20% off...

In GEAR » Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
December 17, 11:03am

Re: Has anyone gotten wet in an Epic tent?
I have -- in a seam sealed Black Diamond Firstlight. Now, to be fair, the BD Firstlight is marketed as "highly rain resistant", not rainproof. Talking with a BD rep, the tent fabric c...

In GEAR » Has anyone gotten wet in an Epic tent?
December 17, 10:33am

Re: Hey Missy
Howdy Sarah: Yeah, it's my second one. I have been wanting to buy a spare, given how much I like the Ghost, and that it's been discontinued. The price was too good to pass up. Curio...

In GEAR » Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
December 17, 10:21am

Re: DIY Notebook?
You are welcome. A classic example of three heads being better than one. :)

In GEAR » Who makes a UL notebook
December 16, 10:25pm

Re: Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
Nah, no one generous enough to offer his Shasta home for fellow hikers to visit will ever get himself in trouble. :)

In GEAR » Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
December 16, 10:22pm

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