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Fair enough. I hate dealing with finicky shelters on a FKT. Maybe I just need more practice but a flat tarp still takes me at least 2x what my mid does. The Solplex is okay but I'd rather ha...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 12, 10:30pm

I've grown to like a 100wt fleece for situations where I'm pretty much always on the move or sleeping. It's all I took for the Bob Open this year. If there are situations I'm not mo...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 12, 10:35am

I think the main consideration is if you want waterproof or not. If you hike in wet climates then a waterproof pack is excellent. If you hike desert then go with the more durable fabric. The Dyneem...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast - Cuben Hybrid vs Dyneema
October 27, 12:34am

Ohm Mesh
I've always been torn on the Ohm mesh. I does tear too easily and if you overload it, then it permanently gets saggy, but it can be incredible useful. You can keep a lot of stuff really handy. ...

In GEAR » Ohm 2.0
September 21, 8:36pm

I don't agree with the comfort trumps all philosophy of pack selection. Packs impact your body in two ways: At the specific points where the pack interfaces with your torso (i.e. pressure po...

In GEAR » New SMD Packs Now Available
September 16, 2:35pm

UD Jacket
The torso length looks pretty short, which is commonly an issue IMO on light rain jackets.

In GEAR » New Light WPB 5.9oz U.D. Ultra Jacket
September 14, 11:27am

SMD Fusion/Flight
The weight of the Fusion packs does put them among some stiff competition. At >3 lbs, I would expect excellent load carrying, robust materials and a full set of features. My initial armchair imp...

In GEAR » New SMD Packs Now Available
September 14, 11:06am

Nice pack. The Ohm 1 also has the frame external, while it's been moved internal on the 2.0. I like the Ohm 1 better. This version with the hipbelt pockets is the best one.

In Gear Swap » FS ULA Ohm 1.0
August 14, 9:07am

Wow the JMT has been elusive for a lot of great efforts this season. Tough country.

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 12, 1:13pm

Cool! This will be fun to watch.

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish attempting the AT self-supported record
August 11, 11:43pm

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