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Fitz Roy, Frostline, Roan
Thanks Babak. I assume the 200g of down for the 2014 Fitz Roy is also for size large? It seems that the fill of the Fitz Roy (7oz for size large) is very comparable to the Frost Line (6.7oz for med...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 22, 9:40am

That's awesome. Nicely done. How long did it take? 20 hours?

In Make Your Own Gear » My first pack!
November 22, 9:26am

"the best event would be one where a really strong all land guy and a really good pack rafting guy would finish in about the same time" Art, I'd say it varies a lot by year, but...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 20, 7:42pm

Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Derek, I agree, planning can be a lot of fun. You'll reflect on this after the trip and be amazed how much you've learned. The learning that occurs is one of the best parts of pushing yo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 19, 9:45pm

Thanks Kevin, much appreciated. Ito: The Mirage is a great deal for 20% off ($247). For a jacket with high end fabrics and 900 FP down that's a crazy good price. It's too bad stock seems...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 19, 9:00am

Just keep in mind that smaller makers are still working with basically the same materials as everyone else. So differences in weight are almost entirely attributable to tradeoffs in durability or f...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 19, 12:58am

Frost Line
Kevin, We're a very similar size (I'm 5'11, 165 lbs). Can you comment on sleeve length for the Frost Line? From the specs the torso looks decently long, hopefully the sleeves are too...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 18, 11:24pm

Frost Line, Fitz Roy
Yeah the old Fitz Roy Parka is way different. I don't think it's box baffled, and it's over-featured. Functionally the Frost Line and Fitz Roy Parka are darn similar, so at the same ...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 18, 12:34am

Mirage / Frost Line
EJ, I think that spec you got for the Fitz Roy is for the "jacket", not the "parka". The Parka seems to have between 183 - 200g of fill (sources vary, but see link below). Th...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 17, 10:31pm

The lightest compact pad is going to be a non-insulated self blow up pad. You can get an insulated pad with lighter 30 denier fabrics for about 14oz, while more durable 70D fabrics are typically ar...

In GEAR » Most Durable Sleeping Pad
November 17, 9:53pm

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