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Fair enough. I hate dealing with finicky shelters on a FKT. Maybe I just need more practice but a flat tarp still takes me at least 2x what my mid does. The Solplex is okay but I'd rather ha...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 12, 10:30pm

I've grown to like a 100wt fleece for situations where I'm pretty much always on the move or sleeping. It's all I took for the Bob Open this year. If there are situations I'm not mo...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 12, 10:35am

I think the main consideration is if you want waterproof or not. If you hike in wet climates then a waterproof pack is excellent. If you hike desert then go with the more durable fabric. The Dyneem...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast - Cuben Hybrid vs Dyneema
October 27, 12:34am

Ohm Mesh
I've always been torn on the Ohm mesh. I does tear too easily and if you overload it, then it permanently gets saggy, but it can be incredible useful. You can keep a lot of stuff really handy. ...

In GEAR » Ohm 2.0
September 21, 8:36pm

I don't agree with the comfort trumps all philosophy of pack selection. Packs impact your body in two ways: At the specific points where the pack interfaces with your torso (i.e. pressure po...

In GEAR » New SMD Packs Now Available
September 16, 2:35pm

UD Jacket
The torso length looks pretty short, which is commonly an issue IMO on light rain jackets.

In GEAR » New Light WPB 5.9oz U.D. Ultra Jacket
September 14, 11:27am

SMD Fusion/Flight
The weight of the Fusion packs does put them among some stiff competition. At >3 lbs, I would expect excellent load carrying, robust materials and a full set of features. My initial armchair imp...

In GEAR » New SMD Packs Now Available
September 14, 11:06am

Nice pack. The Ohm 1 also has the frame external, while it's been moved internal on the 2.0. I like the Ohm 1 better. This version with the hipbelt pockets is the best one.

In Gear Swap » FS ULA Ohm 1.0
August 14, 9:07am

Wow the JMT has been elusive for a lot of great efforts this season. Tough country.

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 12, 1:13pm

Cool! This will be fun to watch.

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish attempting the AT self-supported record
August 11, 11:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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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

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