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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

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

Lake Superior
Nice writeup. Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » Lake Superior Costal Trail Adventure
March 25, 11:17am

Snow Travel Methods
Snowshoes vs other snow travel options is one of the toughest decisions for the BMWO. There are fairly common and semi-preditable spring conditions where trail runners alone are sufficient, but the...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 24, 10:26pm

XL & 1.3L
My 1.3L Evernew pot has the frying pan lid so it fits easily. I'll have a look to estimate if it'll fit with a regular lid when I'm back home in a few days. It might work standing on it...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 19, 4:49pm

NF Mitts
Very nice. Is the membrane protected by an inner fabric layer (i.e. 3 layer construction), nothing (2 layer) or a printed pattern (2.5 layer)? I have MEC Cloudraker Mitts which are a similar...

In GEAR » North Face Rain Mitts
March 19, 1:49pm

Cool. Very similar to my 1.3L

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 18, 5:35pm

"I thought it was very do lots of different test boils....Am I correct in that you said you did 1 test only per configuration?" Yes, I only did 1 test per configuration ...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 18, 10:08am

"According to the Stove efficiency excel spreadsheet, that is 61% efficiency. It seems like you're getting great results. The wide bottom 0.9L pot is likely a great setup. Your higher re...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 17, 11:29pm

Starlyte XL
I've also done a bit of testing with the Starlyte XL, Starlyte XL Restricted and regular Starlyte. I tested these stoves with two pots: a tall-narrow 0.75L Evernew and a wide-short 1.3L Evernew...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 17, 11:04pm

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