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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
My PDF Gear ListSierra Early Fall 06 Gearlist--lows to high 20's

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Re: How to Recharge Your Soul - NY Times Op-Ed
What a great guy. Just met him the other week in Ashland before he went with his sons to hike the Timberline Trail around Hood (a la UL). His "Recharge Your Soul" column remains one of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to Recharge Your Soul - NY Times Op-Ed
August 23, 9:09pm

...Especially if the pack weighed exactly 6.66oz. >:^)>

In GEAR » New Pack Name Help
April 25, 9:52pm

Long Torso Packs
Ditto about the larger ULA packs like the Catalyst. They fit my long torso better than any other off-the-shelf pack of it's size. In the volume range you're after---My Zip fits me very well...

In GEAR » Long Torso
April 25, 8:15pm

I always liked the acronym K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) which well describes the Zip---a pack reduced to essentials----a lovely pack all in all. In light of Passover, Exodus will do nicely a...

In GEAR » New Pack Name Help
April 25, 11:37am

Concerning K.
Where have I been? New work and more emphasis on mtneering and now ski oriented activities. I'll be watching. :-)>

In Chaff » Warmlite website... horrible!
February 04, 11:39pm

That dang Warmlite mythos
I can't tell you how much the images in the catalogue rocked my world when I received it the first time at the tender age of 12! >:-D I had to hide it from my parents. I always was precocio...

In Chaff » Warmlite website... horrible!
February 04, 9:55pm

Ricoh GX100 review
DP Review just in for this much anticipated camera--- Is this ready for prime time in the backcountry? Question, discuss.

In Photography » Ricoh GX100 review
August 07, 12:44pm

BPL hoodywinking
Gotta have a Goth option. I'd also like to see a mid-century modern option----say Acid Green. hee hee.

In Gear Swap » FS: smartwool shirts, brand new
July 31, 12:35pm

Cocoon Pullover FS
Immaculate w/ renewed DWR. From a previous crop----deep, rich blue Pertex Quantum exterior and Black int. Size L but sized a little smaller than the latest run ---so call it a generous M. Actual w...

In Gear Swap » Cocoon Pullover FS
July 28, 3:47pm

theoretical Patagonia Hoody
Or a #3---that would be about the Shadow's weight.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG-SW Capilene Hood Project:
July 27, 1:53pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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BMW --ULA collaboration Arctic Dry Pack
This is provisional as it hasn't been out for more than an overnight and a couple of dry-run day hikes ( one of which was over 20 mi.). Although this is not the first backpack that uses an inde...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 28, 2:38pm

Mountain Hardwear Transition Featherweight Tights
Always on the lookout for some simple lightweight pants for climbing and general backpacking that will be (1) wind and water resistant (2) comfortable while allowing unhindered movement and (3) durabl...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
June 24, 5:40pm

BMW Cocoon UL60 Pant
Simple, UL insulation for your lower half. No bells and whistles----elastic drawstring waist closure and elasticized leg cuffs, no pockets, no fly----that's it. Great materials---Pertex Quantum. S...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
June 23, 4:18pm

BMW (BPL) UL 60 Balaclava
Initial review, as I just received it. High BMW quality as always. Pertex Quantum and Polarguard Delta. Neat general detailing. Sample I have weighs 1.8 oz. ( listed at 2.1 oz.). This insulated balacl...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 19, 3:28pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I have the zip-neck version of this shirt, reviewed elsewhere. I was curious about the above poster's comments on the wool being a "velcro trap" so I did a test of velcro ( 2 different s...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 18, 3:18pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Jacket
This light and fine softshell jacket is now standard equipment on my alpine climbing and rando skiing excursions in the long Western high mtn. Spring season. Made of a stretch woven polyester, it is h...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
June 13, 3:51pm

Trango Superfly Wiregate
I have a few of these in the rack along with the heavier tried and tested BD Neutrinos while waiting for the even lighter (28 g.) but smaller gated Black Diamond Oz Wiregate 'Biner to make it'...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
June 12, 6:33pm

Target has more cachet and helps to keep design professionals off the street. One can almost always find analagous items to what can be found in Walmart. Better yet, shop in some of the more region...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 2:59pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
For all the reasons above. I've had 3 MLD packs (w/ a 4th on order)--a Revelation, a Prophet and a prototype ---all absolutely top notch in design and execution---a Soul Bivy and a Tarp ( top of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 12:31pm

Nunatak Arc Specialist
In a sense, every Nunatak topbag/quilt is custom to one degree or another (if one is taking full advantage of Nunatak's services). Mine is no exception, being made for my height and with some loc...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 10, 8:55pm