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Women's Therm-a-Rest Prolite Plus Sleeping Pad
Please check your specs. 1 inch thick makes this the Prolite. (earlier models were called the Prolite 3) The Prolite Plus is 1½ inches thick and has an R value of 4.1 Earlier models were cal...

In Gear Swap » Women's Therm-a-Rest Prolite Plus Sleeping Pad
September 17, 7:12pm

Rain Pants - are they worth it?
They are for me! I especially find them invaluable for walking through wet brush. They keep the water off of my skin, help keep my legs warm, and absorb most of the friction of contact with the bru...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 25, 11:48am

Re: Re: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up
Not working for me either. Compass Broken? The page you were after (outdoor-retailer-summer-market-2015-wrap-up-rietveld.html) is lost in the woods. You may have followed a bad ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up
August 19, 10:05pm

"Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt"
Very smart move. Everyone needs to listen to their body, recognize, and accept when it's time to quit and try again another day. Don't let your ego write checks your body can't ca...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 15, 2:53pm

Informing Zpacks
Kudos to Dominic for so far refusing to identify the seller. Depending on the ultimate outcome of this dispute, that could change. Despite the interesting but circumstantial evidence presented o...

In Gear Swap » Suggestions for solving a Gear Swap dispute?
July 24, 6:11pm

Re: Hot Tenting Market Update?
And a 6-person shelter with an internal stove system relates to backpacking LIGHT how? You are probably asking the wrong people; we are gram-weenies here. If we could shelter under a cuben fiber...

In GEAR » Hot Tenting Market Update?
July 22, 6:05pm

Prolite Plus
The Prolite4 series is two generations earlier. It was replaced by the Prolite Plus. I compared the new Atmos version of the PL+ to last year's Prolite Plus at 20x72x1½ inches: The R val...

In GEAR » Thermarest "Atmos" foam
July 22, 5:16pm

Wind River conditions this year
Check out That is the CDT 2015 group. You may have to join the group to read; definitely to post. "Dan Stedman June 15 at 4:21pm Through...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River conditions this year
June 21, 11:11pm

Re: To the forum, or not to the forum . . . that is the question
"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 21, 10:28pm

New pillows on the market, comfort, weight, soft? Marmot
I found that my puffy jacket, with or without the addition of my hiking shirt and pants, stuffed into the stuff sack for my sleeping bag worked just fine. No need for an extra item.

In GEAR » New pillows on the market, comfort, weight, soft? Marmot
June 21, 2:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Bob Bankhead

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Beats all I've ever used. I'm a side sleeper, and this thing is a tired, sore, backpacker's dream. Yes, it is WAY heavier than almost any other pad of comperable size, and YES, you do h...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 20, 8:20pm

Orikaso Folding Bowl, Mug
What a joy! I too have the large bowl. No need for a separate cup, which is something of a pain to assemble. The bowl is super durable, very easy to clean; even easier to pack away - just unfold it an...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 10:28am

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
The Iodine tablets work great, subject to the caveats mentioned. I used them for years before going over to AquaMira. The 2nd step taste eliminator is a big rip-off. Yes, it works. Guess what? Good...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 02, 8:48pm

Gossamer Gear NightLight 3/4
I traded in my 3/4 Ridgerest for this one because I'm a side sleeper who rolls around a lot and wanted more "cush" than the RR provides. Well, I got that alright with the extra 1/8th inc...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 26, 1:23pm

MSR - Easton 6" Tent Stake, aircraft aluminum
Very reliable in all but extreme cold, nor would I trust them in snow. I also like not worrying about punching a hole in something in my pack. I carry enough of the blue 6 inchers for the low-str...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 07, 7:13am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
I've long debated the purchase of the zippered version of this bivy. With all due respect, irregardless of excellent design and intent, what good are such things as this item (or even "Jesus Shoes...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 25, 10:03pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
I spent 45 minutes in the Portland Patagonia store vacillating between the vest and pullover. I settled on the lighter (6 vs. 12 oz), less expensive ($89 vs. $148) vest because I felt it was more vers...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
June 14, 9:27pm