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The new side pockets look good. Amongst thru-hikers in 2014 the small side pockets were the main complaint.

In GEAR » Six Moon Design Fusion Redesigns
August 01, 1:01pm

Don, Nice setup. Why not just leave the solo inner clipped in place inside? That's what I do for a quicker pitch.

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
July 31, 5:28pm

DeLorme SE Battery
You could definitely get close. I've used my SE without tracking but only sending 1-3 messages a day, and I've been well over 1/2 battery after 4 days. I wouldn't be surprised if you co...

In GEAR » Delorme SE battery life hypothetical
July 31, 5:26pm

Very cool. Nice fabric. What's your opinion on the X ply layer. Do you think it does anything beneficial? Or should they ditch this too?

In GEAR » New Dimension Polyant X-series 420denier fabric in Olive green.
July 23, 9:41am

MLD Core
Those MLD bottle pouches are neat. I forgot about those.

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 22, 1:05pm

Drew Locus Gear has the most slippery silnylon I've ever used. The stuff is greased lightning. The upside is that it should be quite waterproof, but as a floor I can see the challenge. I'm...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 21, 11:44pm

My experience is that 17-20oz Powerade or Gatorade bottles work best. They have deep groves that let shockcord anchor the bottle. This is my favourite bottle shape: https://bridgerridgerun.files.w...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 21, 11:31pm

CP2's are a generation back from the CP3's, and a generation ahead of LG's original poles.

In GEAR » Locust Gear CP3 poles or MLD Vario poles?
July 20, 9:15am

"Would you recommend silnylon directly on granite slab or decomposed granite?" Silnylon varies a lot in quality. Some is coated pretty heavy and I can tell it's going to be waterpr...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 11:21pm

cuben floors
Yup. I've never been a fan of cuben floors. If you opt for light cuben (0.5oz, 0.7oz) then you'll get lots of pinholes and/or have to use a groundsheet. If you use a groundsheet you'...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 6:22pm

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