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Roger B (rogerb) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Here and there
About Me Mathematics and Teacher Educator been walking, on and off-track in many countries. My interest is in appreciating the outdoors, wherever I may be.
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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Re: Xtherm overweight
My XTherm, made in Ireland, is 463 grams ( or 16.3 ozs) so its heavier than yours. What is normal? is a good question, as there is always some variation in manufacturing. Maybe the Irish version we...

In GEAR » Xtherm overweight
November 24, 10:51am

Re: Re: Re: Eta Lite?
Without hijacking the thread anymore. I have written about my experiences with the Eta Lite. You can find it on my blog at

In GEAR » The New MSR Windboiler – First Look & Questions
November 15, 2:57am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Worn threads
I had the original burner as well and the threads died (on a trip :( ) fortunately I was able to get a new "Brass threaded burner" from the reseller in Denmark. To answer the OP question...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 19, 8:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re Weights
Mine has the framesheet and the zipper pocket inside no other pockets. It was purchased in late 2012. As for use I have used it for all my extended trips (mostly in Lapland). For short trips I d...

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
August 09, 1:24pm

Re: Re Weights
It would seem that the conversion on the HMG page is not correct (37.6 US ounces = 1066 gms) my 4400 porter weighs in at 920 gms.

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
August 09, 3:05am

Re: Hat for hot sun...
I have used the OR Seattle Sombrero on a number of occasions (in both hemispheres) and have been very pleased with its sun resistance, yes the brim does relocate itself in strong winds. But the hat...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 12:43pm

Re: Recommended walks near London UK
These two blogs may provide a starting point for trips very close to London.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 12:13pm

Re: Re: Re: roclite 295s
I have been using the current pair of 295's for over a year now, mostly on hard trail I have done about 500 km in them and am I expecting they will last a couple of hundred yet. I always seam s...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 21, 4:04am

Re: I bought one!
Well done it is my go to shelter, enjoy.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Notch
March 31, 11:19am

Re: Cut 14" off my Neo-air xtherm large
Thanks for sharing, I have been considering this mod myself. As a matter of interest, what was the final weight?

In GEAR » Cut 14" off my Neo-air xtherm large
March 05, 1:38am

All Reader Reviews by Roger B

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McHale Backpacks
I am continually impressed with McHale's commitment to the customer. Throughout the whole fitting and purchasing process there was continuing support and guidance which ensured that there were no surp...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 30, 4:30pm

Gossamer Gear Sleeplight
I own and used for several years a Macpac Neve, one of the original "top bags" it had a sleeve for the sleeping mat and was a vast improvement on other sleeping bags in my view, its disadvantage was i...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 25, 7:12pm

Inov8 Flyroc 310
Prior to using the Flyrocs I have used lightweight boots which have been okay. But the Flyrocs have stood out for fit (no need for wide sizes), grip (in mud, snow and ice they maintain their grip m...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 6:57pm

Rohan X-static Briefs
I have tried many variations of comfortable, quick drying, odour resistant underwear, which has included both synthetics and merino wool underwear.

The Rohan X-static Briefs have worked for me, not o...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
November 25, 5:31pm

Smartwool Shadow Hoody
It was the recent Arctic 1000 and Ryan's comments that pointed me towards the Smartwool Hoody and I have nothing but praise for the garment. The benefits of such a garment are the "hood" it provide...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
November 25, 5:25pm

Gossamer Gear
Gossamer Gear serves a particular section of the market and in doing so also is required to "educate" that market on both UL and SUL gear. They do this exceptionally well and in particular both Glen a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 25, 5:15pm

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I like a pillow but have had inconsistent results with the Dual air pillow, I found that one of the compartments leaks whilst the other does not. Otherwise I prefer this pillow and will carry one i...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 25, 2:54pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I agree with Joshua, you cannot complain about Ron's service. Even when 'times are a changin' he still takes the time to respond to emails and participate at BPL. I too intend to shop at MLD and yes t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 19, 5:26pm

Brunton Crux
If I am not carrying an alcohol stove then I carry this stove, it is efficient, light, compact and reliable. The only fault is the weight of the canisters, which is why I normally carry an alcohol ...

In Stoves - Canister
November 18, 7:08pm

McHale 0-Sarc UL
The McHale pack is the best pack I have ever used and I have tried many brands from many parts of the world. Yes they are expensive but you get what you pay for, and given that I need a framed pack, I...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 18, 7:04pm