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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Cuben abrasion
Geez those cuben abrasion patches are a poor idea. I generally like cuben, but abrasion is it's worst aspect. It's not a material you add in to high abrasion spots.

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 3
April 16, 6:43pm

Poles
I find 16oz/pair poles to be noticeably less nice to use than lighter poles. I've owned Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork and they work fine, but something in the 8-10oz range is much nicer to u...

In GEAR » Best aluminum flick-lock hiking poles? Al versus Carbon for shelter support & field repair
April 13, 11:43pm

Locus Gear
"Did you have any tears with yours?" No. The perimeter stake out points aren't going to tear under any sort of reasonable use. They are adequately strong. The reason I've comment...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 11, 8:12am

Locus Gear Hapi
"Do you mean two poles center mounted, like the HMG Ultamid? Or two poles in A frame mode?" I mean two poles used in some creative manner to increase headroom, not in an inverted V for u...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 09, 6:12pm

Locus Gear Hapi
Neat. The extra 8" of width and placing the door on the end should make this much better for two than the Khufu. However, I prefer 2 pole mids for two occupants for the extra headroom. A s...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 09, 4:43pm

Hydrophobic Down
I've never had much difficulty keeping my down jacket dry. I don't think I've ever got it substantially wet beyond the wrists. If I'm planning a truly sloppy trip (i.e. packrafting)...

In GEAR » Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
April 08, 10:41pm

Trailroc
I've been quite impressed with the TrailRoc 235. I hiked the 2660 mile PCT using pretty much 2 pairs. The upper will start to fall apart around 700 miles but they only get so bad and then they ...

In GEAR » Innov8 Trailroc durability and alternatives
April 07, 11:20pm

Shelter
I'll be bringing a mid (Locus Gear Khufu) + groundsheet. There is lots of forested terrain down low, but I like having the option of setting up camp pretty much anywhere in case in want to atte...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 31, 11:27pm

Umbrella
I didn't see many umbrella's post SoCal in 2014. Umbrella's are great for shade in SoCal, especially during breaks but the importance of shade diminishes after California.

In GEAR » Umbrella on the PCT
March 29, 10:29pm

Batteries
Is lithium really twice the capacity? It seems like good NiMH AA batteries are around 2000-2700 mAh capacity, while lithium AA's are around 3000 mAh. So 20-50% more capacity unless I'm miss...

In GEAR » Lithium Vs. Ni-MH Batteries (AA)
March 29, 2:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Revelation
I really like my 2009 MLD Revelation pack. The 1.5oz cuben is great. I think it will last a very long time provided I don't take any good falls on rocky slopes. With some bungie cordage, MLD s...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 06, 4:56pm

Granite Gear Uberlight CTF3 Drysack
I bought two of these Uberlight drysacks, a green 7L one for my GoLite Ultra 20 quilt and a orange 10L one for my wife's 15F rated 800FP MEC Merlin sleeping bag. The claimed weights for these d...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 23, 8:00pm

Petzl e+LITE
I really like the e+Lite. It's surprisingly bright and I appreciate the red light functionality in the tent. On high, this light is nearly as bright as my Tikka yet it weighs 1/3rd and has additio...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 16, 10:27pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
I initially bought the regular size NeoAir but I recently sold that and bought the small size instead to save 5oz. I've been really happy with the switch. The small NeoAir is just as comfortable, ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 28, 11:53pm

Packafeather Featherfire
I just got back from 5 days of using my FeatherFire stove. The simmering function of this stove is amazing. It really works very well. The stove is also really easy to extinguish which is great. Wh...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 24, 10:50pm

GoLite Jam2
I've been using my 2009 Jam all summer now. It's been a solid performer. I find it completely comfortable to 20lbs, fine to 25lbs and tolerable at 30lbs. My 2009 Jam weighed 26oz when I got...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 15, 2:53pm

Backpackinglight Thurofare Pant
These pants are amazing light which is great, but the durablity doesn't seem to be there for long term use. Mine are showing significant signs of wear after about 10 days of hiking. Also the waist...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 05, 6:32pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
I'm very pleased with my parka which is the new version that was released fall 2009. The adjustable wait hem is a plus since the cut of the waist is large, but I would be happy without this if the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 30, 4:45pm

Golite Ultra 20
Observed Weight: 544g or 19.21oz Measured Loft: 2.75" Great quilt. If you read ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
July 15, 5:45pm

MSR Pocket Rocket
I've been happy with MSR Pocket Rocket. I've been using it for about 4 years now. Dislikes: - Flame is very focused, so it's hard to avoid burning the center. - Seems like it coul...

In Stoves - Canister
June 30, 11:06pm