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Re: Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
Ryan, any chance you could update this review? Recommended? Highly recommended?

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
October 22, 8:21pm

Re: Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
Steve, have you seen the new MLD DuoMid XL, which is an offset design allowing a ton of space behind the vertical pole? About 16oz in Cuben.

In GEAR » Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
October 22, 11:30am

Re: Porter vs Southwest/Windrider
Suspension is the same. The Porter has customizable lash points on the external body. It also does not have a hydration port so is theoretically more rain proof. The Porter compression straps ar...

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
October 21, 7:43pm

Re: A different approach, and why others don't do this?
"I am just wondering if I am just a SUL geek or is there something else?" Yes you are and it is pretty awesome. I am not but continue to learn much from that forum.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » A different approach, and why others don't do this?
October 21, 8:21am

Re: Re: creep weight
@Ken - I see what you did there. Plus you used the title creep weight. LOL.

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 3:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: creeping weight
"This is something I'll never have to worry about. Every time I think of having children, someone who knows me well offers me money to resist the urge. It's how I fund my gear purchase...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 3:15pm

Re: Re: zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
"The HMG with its two stays is not far behind." Any issue with load carrying ability at higher weights (you define that at 28 lbs) is the width and length of the hipbelt. HMG increase...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 1:33pm

Re: Creeping Weight
Thanks for sharing Mike - there is hope for my kids! It was said in jest but those who have or have had kids in their teens know that we are privileged just to parent them! ; )

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Re: creeping weight
I actually went full circle. My kids started to join me and so the pack weight went up. Now that they are teens, I am of no interest to them anymore so I am back on the warpath to lighten my load...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 12:03pm

Re: zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
Having compared the two, I believe that the Windrider volume is not calculated using the front pocket. If you compare the two packs, the Windrider seems a bit larger (taller). Having said that, t...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 12:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave U

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Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
Well, the jacket did keep me dry for two hours while hiking on groomed trails...after which the left arm pit blew out and I got a tear behind the hood. I did not expect these to last more than one ...

In Clothing - Raingear
June 06, 8:34pm