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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Pockets
"Too bad a robust nylon isn't available that has a black outer face and a bright yellow inner coating." Xpac fabrics can be had with a black outer face and a light grey inner nylon...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 3
October 30, 7:17pm

Golite
I guess the upside is there might be some killer sales in the next couple months.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 27, 11:47pm

Drying
Article here on down vs synthetic drying. It's not clear cut either way: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/wet_weather_performance_down_vs_synth_vests.html#.VE3yBYc7u2...

In GEAR » Montbell Down Jacket
October 27, 1:22am

PCT
"any further suggestions for something simpler than a tarp? was thinking about a bivy. Your main challenges are: SoCal: Wind, ants, cold Sierra's/NorCal: Bugs, some rain Oregon/Wash:...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 26, 10:28pm

Jackets
Synthetic gets a lot of praise for being "warm when wet" but really it just sucks a bit less than down when wet. Even that is debatable as down dries quicker, and you can carry a lot more...

In GEAR » Montbell Down Jacket
October 26, 10:16pm

PCT Shelter
A few comments: 1) A few Arc Blasts on the PCT this summer had the stays wear through the material and were sent back. 2) Have good stakes (not ti skewers) for SoCal. It's windy. You want Y...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 26, 6:47pm

Easton Cuben
Wow, how did Easton get that cuben tent to weight over 3 lbs? It's cuben and single wall. There's a lot of other tent options at 3.2 lbs or less that don't cost $2000.

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 26, 3:18pm

Synmat
I was using a tent with a silnylon floor, no groundsheet. Surfaces were everything on the PCT but I tried to avoid gravel and heavy use areas. Obviously my experiences are a small sample size and a...

In GEAR » Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
October 25, 8:49pm

Synmat
"Were you able to successfully patch your Synmat while in the field? How did you deal with it at night?" Yes. With the exception of one, the holes were fairly small - the type that tak...

In GEAR » Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
October 25, 6:18pm

Synmat UL7 vs XTherm
I've found the Synmat UL7 to be more comfortable because it's thicker (2.8"?) and has a different tube layout + thicker edge tubes. I easily sleep better on it than a NeoAir. However i...

In GEAR » Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
October 25, 12:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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MEC BRIO
I dunno what the other reviewer is thinking. The Brio is an entry level pack that is not intended to be light weight at all. It weighs 2.1kg (4.5lbs) for the 50 liter (3000c"). A similar pack but...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 12:25am

MSR Carbon Reflex 2
I've spent about 10 nights in this tent. What I like: - Carbon Fibre Poles are ridiculously light - 10,000mm waterproof floor is impressive for an UL tent - Overall trail weight under 3 l...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 03, 11:27pm

Princeton Tec Apex
This light is unreal if you need a huge amount of light for hiking at night. I use this light with NiMH 2700mAh batteries and the life is good. If I run it on 3 watt high I get a couple hours. If y...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 12, 12:00am

Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
I'm a very happy MEC customer. The prices there are always great and the MEC branded products are usually quite good and even innovative despite their low cost. @ Richard who said: "All p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 11, 11:51pm

MSR MIOX
I've had a Miox for over 2 years now and I've generally been happy with it. The battery life is excellent. As long as my batteries are relatively new, I have no worries about going on a we...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 09, 7:15pm