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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Lightest pack with stay
^ yeah, carbon would open up some other options including the Arc Blast- sub 20 even in the 60l version

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 27, 8:14pm

Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
Gossamer Gear sells a light aluminum stay (3-ish oz) that could be added to a variety of different lightweight packs keeping the weight under 20 oz of course I'm sure Chris could come up w/ ...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 27, 8:01pm

micro-spikes
I wouldn't waster your $ on yaktrax- there is a reason they get mixed (more neg than positive), microspikes while more expensive simply work and work well, very well! The pair I have now has o...

In GEAR » Crampons for the Grand Canyon
February 27, 7:53pm

Chameece
I just purchased a Chameece vest off of the Montbell.us site, purchased one for my wife last year and she wears it all the time, so finally got around to getting one for myself :)

In GEAR » Lightweight fleece vest
February 27, 6:20pm

Re: feet
ALL SOLD- thanks

In Gear Swap » MSR Windpro I; Snow Peak 900 titanium pot w/ custom lid
February 26, 7:04am

MSR Windpro I; Snow Peak 900 titanium pot w/ custom lid
a very good condition (it's like a small blow torch!) MSR Windpro stove w/ original windscreens and tool, this is the original version, not the "II", stove is three years old, but fun...

In Gear Swap » MSR Windpro I; Snow Peak 900 titanium pot w/ custom lid
February 25, 7:14pm

Re: Store?
I think Amazon carries them

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
February 24, 6:33pm

Re: Mikrospikes weight
Gary- you're right, the was the weight of one, didn't realize your weight of 3.5 oz was for the pair- that's pretty darn light! Mike

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
February 24, 6:32pm

Re: Traction
interesting- that's roughly half the weight of Microspikes, they have less spikes so grip probably wouldn't be on par, but stowed away in a pack for those occasions where you might need the...

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
February 24, 7:29am

Re: Re: suitable use for a cuben bivy
^ :) after more reading, looks like eVENT (w/ cuben bottom) is what is called for, of course it triples the weight (4.5 vs 13.5) unless someone has a different idea for a top? thanks

In GEAR » suitable use for a cuben bivy
February 24, 7:10am

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
purchased a MB UL jacket for my wife (using paypal)- they had a good sale going on and had never purchased from them before so I thought I'd give it a go. after purchasing the jacket I get a ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 6:54pm

Marmot Hydrogen (2004 model)
first this is a 2009 model as the above poster I had WM Summerlite, great bag, just too tight for me. The Hydrogen is more roomy for myself (6' 190#). I find the 30 rating to be very accurate...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
September 30, 5:57pm

Golite Ion
discontinued now, but rumored to make a comeback- we'll see. great little pack, for a great little price. if you pack light and efficiently (and maybe some slight modding) this makes for a nic...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 18, 4:01pm

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
this has replaced my fleece hat- for the same weight I get a lot more warmth and flexibility- I can wear as a balaclava when I really need warmth, I can roll it up and use as a hat when I need less. ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
September 11, 8:27pm

Clif Bar Mojo Bars
I really like Mojo bars, they taste great and provide pretty good calories for their weight, they also hold up well in the heat- basically trail mix in a bar- my wife also gives them two thumbs up as ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 25, 7:43pm

STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
I've not found a better tasting instant coffee, would give it a higher mark if it wasn't so costly

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 25, 7:39pm

patagonia down sweater
I also got mine on sale ($200 for a down jacket is just too much IMO). The fit is great, mine is a size large and provides just the amount of room over a base layer. The jacket has good loft and t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 5:01pm

Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
this is w/o any doubt a no frills no jacket- no pockets, no adjustable anything- it does have a zipper though! :) mine is a size large and is right at 6.0 oz, packs into the size of a baseball l...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 4:52pm

Montbell Stretch Gaiter
these are very light gaiters, but work as well as heavier gaiters on the market fit is very good, the stretch helps the gaiter to conform to the shoe you do have to slip them on before donning s...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 29, 6:56pm

Wetfire Tinder Cubes
these came with my wetfire ti stove, as a fuel they didn't come close to the performance of Esbit for cooking, BUT as an emergency fire starter I don't think it has an equal. I'm talking ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
July 11, 9:06pm