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100% merino tops and bottoms, $25 not all sizes available

In Gear Deals » 100% merino tops and bottoms, $25
July 16, 12:48am

"Mt. Fuji"
Jim, I've climbed Fuji 4 times (I live in Japan). My recommendation to your son is to make it an over-night (hiking) trip. That way he can wait at the top and see the sunrise at about 0430. Th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mt. Fuji
July 02, 12:41am

"SUL Gear List"
SUL means different things to different people of course. How can you guarantee the weather will be clear and 60? And that you will not get lost (no compass), and you will not be injured (no 1st ai...

In Gear Lists » SUL Gear List
July 01, 4:16am

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
I will be returning my Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian to REI this week. I recently experienced the second failure of the water resistant zippers GG chose for this pack. These zippers are composed...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
August 15, 8:52am

Mike, difference is the arms
Mike, the Japan L and Western M are very close, the arms on the Western sizes are about 2" longer. Chest is very close. Im 5'10" and wear the US L or Jpn L.

In GEAR » Down jacket in sleeping system
July 12, 12:14am

"Keeping Biting Flies Away?"
Ben, Just last weekend I was swarmed with hundreds of small files on a day trip. They did not bite; I think they wanted salt or something.. and they landed in eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, anywhere...

In GEAR » Keeping Biting Flies Away?
July 07, 5:56am

"Injinji Socks"- any 5 toed non cotton
I'm also converted. Any non-cotton 5 toe sock works well for me. Ive tried synthetic, silk, and wool. Synthetic lasts the longest; the others only a few days.

In GEAR » Injinji Socks
July 07, 5:53am

"Converted to Ultralight Gear, Need Shoes to Match" Inov-8
Nathanial, Inov-8 lead the way IMO. I have 2 pair. Just don't expect 800 grams of support or durability from a 400 gram shoe. The 390 boots are more like a waterproof hi-top sneaker with good ...

In GEAR » Converted to Ultralight Gear, Need Shoes to Match
July 02, 3:52am

"can a airtight VB prevent convective heat loss?"
Huzefa, the reason is, it would be miserable to wear such an air-tight down suit while exercising.

In GEAR » can a airtight VB prevent convective heat loss?
June 27, 10:05am

"GoLite Ion for 39.99"
No indication if those are S, M, or L. I inquired. Good price.

In Gear Deals » GoLite Ion for 39.99
June 26, 9:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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Cilogear 45L Worksack
I bought that 45L model a couple months ago, and have used it on a few day trips so far. It is unlike any pack I have tried before.. or more correctly, it is like MANY packs I have tried before, but w...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 09, 7:59pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
Initially I thought this was a great light; cheap, relatively light weight, and good illuminatiton output. However, after 3 months of daily use (about 15 service hours), the switch contacts failed a...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
June 07, 1:08am

Montbell Versalite
Edit: Took the 50 liter pack on a 3 day alpine trip with a friend. Pack load was about 10 to 12 lbs. The waist belt failed where the buckle strap joins the padded hip extension. Upon further examinati...

In Backpacks - External Frame
April 30, 7:24am

Garmin Edge 205
I will post a preliminary review now, and more details later in a long term review. I bought the Garmin Edge to evaluate the SiRF III chipset; widely reviewed as being more accurate and sensitive t...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 25, 2:38am

Evernew hydration bladder
Bottom line up front, my Evernew bladder failed after about 10 uses. The Evernew water bladders are similar in form to the Platypus bladders. They have been offered for years here in Japan, and are...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
April 04, 1:28am

Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti Cookset
I have had this cookset for about a year. The form factor is similar to the popular jetboil; an aprox. 1 liter pot, separate 300ml cup, and a lid. Add an MSR PocketRocket and a windscreen and you are ...

In Cookware - Titanium
April 03, 12:50am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Using a Caldera cone is a convenient way to integrate a pot holder with a windscreen when using an alcohol burner. Now that I have these, I doubt I will ever cook over alcohol without it again. Pre...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 28, 3:27am

Granite Gear Customer Service (???)
Great packs, ho-hum service. I was told the wide shoulder straps as a replacement would be $65 plus shipping. But, no biggie; I didn't expect them to replace stuff for free. I sold the pack and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 08, 4:00am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
I just received my Houdini. Here are my initial impressions. Fabric/Air Permeability: Good air permeability; I was able to breathe slowly through the fabric. This is sufficient to assist with water...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 01, 1:40am

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
I tried to get through this book, but found the nuggets of knowledge too few and far between. I skimmed through the rest, but found it obvious and redundant. Maybe at a later stage in my life when I...

In Books and Media
February 14, 9:55pm