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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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I use a SynMat, as I sleep better on it then an original generation NeoAir. However, I have more respect for the NeoAir design. Their reflective baffling is more thermally efficient than synthetic ...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 17, 3:15pm

My mistake. I was referring to the original Hexamid design and I didn't realize the SolPlex design added coverage.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 16, 9:27am

I think DuoMid weight did creep up a little over the past few years, but Ron said recently they're a bit lighter again.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 6:52pm

Comparison (Hexamid/DuoMid)
I'm not sure why everyone is comparing the cuben SOLO Hexamid to a silnylon DuoMid. These shelters are mismatched in both capacity and fabric. Fair comparison: Hexamid DuoPlex Tarp: 9.3oz, ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 6:13pm

"It's the Duomid with *exactly* one tube of Silnet that came with it" A whole tube....Ouch. I bought a used sil DuoMid off of BPL gear swap 2 years ago and was disappointed to ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 6:06pm

"Someone else already mentioned this but one thing I don't like about pointy topped flys is that rain comes in when the door is unzipped." This is definitely true if you're put...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 14, 2:30pm

I'm sure MLD would use a #5 zip instead for a nominal charge if you'd prefer. I'd also recommend a silnylon floor over cuben and no groundsheet. A light (0.7oz) cuben floor is likely to...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 11, 4:38pm

Marc: With pliers, do I squeeze the slider vertically (ie. thinner like a pancake) or horizontally?

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 11, 8:54am

These are my subjective impressions after 5 years of buying from a lot of small brands: Professional Quality HMG (shelters) Katabatic Gear ULA Western Mountaineering GoLite Locus Gear ...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 10, 10:04pm

To be clear, the zippers on the "fly" of my TT SS2 worked great the whole time, which are the main zips that one can easily overstress with a bad pitch. They are both #5 zips I believe. T...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 10, 9:52pm

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