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Brooks Range
It looks like a great deal to me. I'm not the market but someone should scoop this up.

In Gear Swap » FS Brooks Range Down Jacket Size Large
October 21, 10:44am

37.5
I know nothing about it but my B.S. alarm is going off like crazy" +1. Most stuff that makes claims like this is about 1% true and 99% hype. Actively uptaking and releasing moisture to m...

In GEAR » 37.5 Technology?
October 21, 12:07am

Pants
I found on the PCT this summer that chaffing was mostly an issue in SoCal. In this part of the hike it's often really hot so you're sweating like crazy, but you don't notice the sheer v...

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Pant System
October 21, 12:04am

GoLite
Hopefully they can pull out of this a leaner company.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 18, 10:28am

MLD vs BPWD
I agree with the general sentiment of this thread. It's been my experience as well.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid or Bear Paw Luna 2
October 16, 3:54pm

Derrick
I got my Hysol U-09FL from Steve Evans (Suluk46.com). He doesn't have it listed on the site but try contacting him. It has been a few years so I don't know what his situation is now. He'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol In Canada?
October 15, 8:46am

WTB: NeoAir Xtherm, cheap Ski Pants
If anyone has a NeoAir Xtherm regular size for sale please let me know. I'm also on the hunt for some cheap ski pants. I'm after non-insulated shell pants. Men's medium. Not super pi...

In Gear Swap » WTB: NeoAir Xtherm, cheap Ski Pants
October 09, 10:38pm

SynMat UL7
The colder the night, the more your breath will contract but it shouldn't be worse than about 2-3 breaths an hour later, and then 1 more after another hour. Sometimes you can get an imperfec...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat UL 7 Question
October 08, 7:36pm

Rain mitts
I agree with John on the Versaliners. They're just too far away from waterproof. The seams aren't sealed/taped and the fabric seems to leak almost immediately. The MEC CloudRaker Mitts (...

In GEAR » MLD rain mitts or ???
October 08, 7:33pm

Sierra Designs
Cool event. Nice to see you guys doing stuff like this.

In Gear Deals » SD LIVE event tomorrow: Layering strategies.....
October 07, 8:16am

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