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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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Whisperer
nice jacket, but the MH Whsiperer has 2.8 oz of fill, how does 1.9 oz of 900 compare to 2.8 of 850? I'm guessing that it's still substantially more and can't tell if the MB has a draws...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 31, 8:22pm

bivy & tarp
all pm's answered, both bivy and tarp are still avaiable going to throw in a carbon fiber pole jack w/ the tarp thanks

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Superlight bivy and MLD Cricket tarp
August 31, 7:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: compass and ccf pad
yeah- a fair bit of my "running" is off trail-following ridge lines and such I wonder if your pad is thinner too?

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 6:36pm

Re: Re: compass and ccf pad
Art- how small are your trimming yours and what thickness? I've been spoiled by the inflatable, but thought I might get by w/ the 3/8" 20x57" pad, but it's just too big, too big ...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 5:52pm

compass and ccf pad
re: compass- this is a generic list, mostly going to be used here (MT)- Wonderland is on my list of runs though :) yeah- sadly the ccf is just too bulky for this small- definitely lighter though...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 31, 5:05pm

Re: review
those pics look much better :) thanks Craig!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 31, 4:59pm

Re: Re: three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
I'll check that out- thanks

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 30, 6:13am

Re: run/fast pack
I tried my 3/8" ccf pad (20x57) is definitely a no go, even if trimmed to 48-ish still a no go- tried leaving it round and then the middle for stuffing- not enough room, tried folding it flat-...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
August 29, 7:43pm

FS MLD Superlight bivy and MLD Cricket tarp
both are in excellent condition, tarp is seam sealed and the cord was replaced w/ Kelty triptease- two trekking poles and a few stakes and it's ready to go, bivy weighs 7.1 oz w/ the stuff sack...

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Superlight bivy and MLD Cricket tarp
August 28, 8:05pm

Re: Re: UD Fastpack
good point, he may have packed it funky

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 27, 6:40pm

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