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SS2 Hot Tent
This is the best picture I've got of the hot SS2. It'd be pretty tough to fit a proper inner inside the tent along with a wood stove. You could use the original inner and put the stove in t...

In GEAR » Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Dumid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
December 18, 12:36am

FS: MLD DuoMid - Cuben, Green
For sale is a nice Mountain Laurel Designs cuben DuoMid. Price is $325 shipped to USA/Canada. This shelter is in very nice. I don't believe there's any damage. It was used only a handful...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD DuoMid - Cuben, Green
December 18, 12:20am

Wood Stove
I use a wood stove in my SS2. I made a silnylon floor that clips inside instead of the inner with a cutout for the stove area. Sleepers sleep in a V shape sorta parallel to the ridgeline. There'...

In GEAR » Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Dumid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
December 17, 11:45pm

Small Rafts
If you're actually looking for a raft that is still semi-capable in mild whitewater (which it sounds like you are) then I can't be of much help other than speculating the weight and bulk of...

In Packrafting » Smaller Packraft Recommendations
December 17, 5:37pm

SMD Fusion
The Fusion packs do look quite nice. I was surprised how few I saw on the PCT when everyone was using older Frankle designs (ULA packs). The side pockets did seem a bit tight for carrying anything ...

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
December 14, 12:58am

Frost Line
There's a lot of Frost Line/Mirage discussion in this thread: Per the specs, the...

In GEAR » Frost Line vs Mirage
December 12, 1:47pm

"The McDonalds at Cajon Pass has added more outlets inside, theres one right by the bathroom area also." Good to hear. When we were there in May the only plugs were by the washroom and...

In GEAR » Recommendations for external battery capacity for two on the PCT?
December 12, 1:43pm

S2S Mats
Nice to see more effort in sleeping pads. These pads could be comfortable, although those cells are certainly not independent as S2S claims. Regardless of comfort, the R value means they're ...

In GEAR » 2015 Sea to Summit sleeping mats
December 12, 9:12am

Cold Forge Parka
I briefly tried on the Cold Forge Parka locally. The torso length is LONG - almost too long but probably good for tall guys. I'm 5'11" and a size medium came to the bottom of my butt o...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Cold Forge Parka / PrimaLoft & down
December 11, 1:54pm

Hybrid Cuben
Edward, As far as I know Cubic Tech makes 3 versions of hybrid cuben. All of them are 1.43oz cuben laminated to a woven polyester face fabric. The three versions are referred to as wov20, wov32 ...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
December 09, 11:52am

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