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I've been happy with my Casio PAW1300 for 3-4 years now of daily wear. I got it on eBay new for $140. The solar power is great and the altimeter has always been awesome. I find the digital comp...

In GEAR » Reliable altimeter watch
April 09, 6:52am

Cuben Hybrid
Cuben Hybrid also comes in a few face fabric options, which seems to be less well known. It's been a while since I looked into it, but I think the Zpacks stuff (2.9oz/yd) uses a 30D face fab...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 08, 7:05am

There's still water in Lake Morena?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Morena to Southern terminus ride suggestions
April 07, 4:06pm

Cuben Hybrid vs. Dimension Polyant
Regarding Cuben Hybrid vs. Dimension Polyant, I could be wrong, but I think the key differences are: 1) Cuben Hybrid uses spectra fibers bonded between the woven and waterproof (plastic) layers,...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 2:14pm

Morena to Campo
The bus seems like a non-glamorous but nice reliable method. I'd probably go with that just to avoid unpredictability. You want bus 894 westbound, which leaves Lake Morena at 6:42am and only ru...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Morena to Southern terminus ride suggestions
April 07, 2:02pm

Waterproof packs are the way to go. None of this sorta waterproof ephemeral PU coating stuff, but an honestly waterproof fabric like hybrid cuben or the dimension polyant materials. I wish all pack...

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 05, 3:27pm

"I'd recommend getting a reservation for a campsite (which is mandatory), reserving a spot on the Zion Adventure Co shuttle to Chamberlain Ranch (not cheap, but well run), and using a pair...

In GEAR » What footwear for The Narrows Zion?
April 03, 8:48am

3-4 days is good for the JDF. Start late in the day at the south end and walk in a few miles to Mystic Beach. Then camp on Bear and Chin beaches the next two nights. I'd skip camping at Sombrio...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Vancouver Island BPLers?
April 02, 6:45pm

The Wedge
Yeah 7.07 lbs and that doesn't include a pump. You can add one here for 2 lbs: http://heimplanet.com/shop/index.php/en/air-pump.html

In GEAR » The Wedge (A new Tent)
March 24, 9:15am

Go for the Yak over the Alpacka. I'm 5'11" and the Yak is barely big enough. If I was buying again I'd put some thought into a Denali Ilama. A few extra ounces is well spent for a ...

In Packrafting » Packrafting Question
March 23, 3:50pm

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