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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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I use a SynMat, as I sleep better on it then an original generation NeoAir. However, I have more respect for the NeoAir design. Their reflective baffling is more thermally efficient than synthetic ...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 17, 3:15pm

My mistake. I was referring to the original Hexamid design and I didn't realize the SolPlex design added coverage.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 16, 9:27am

I think DuoMid weight did creep up a little over the past few years, but Ron said recently they're a bit lighter again.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 6:52pm

Comparison (Hexamid/DuoMid)
I'm not sure why everyone is comparing the cuben SOLO Hexamid to a silnylon DuoMid. These shelters are mismatched in both capacity and fabric. Fair comparison: Hexamid DuoPlex Tarp: 9.3oz, ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 6:13pm

"It's the Duomid with *exactly* one tube of Silnet that came with it" A whole tube....Ouch. I bought a used sil DuoMid off of BPL gear swap 2 years ago and was disappointed to ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 6:06pm

"Someone else already mentioned this but one thing I don't like about pointy topped flys is that rain comes in when the door is unzipped." This is definitely true if you're put...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 14, 2:30pm

I'm sure MLD would use a #5 zip instead for a nominal charge if you'd prefer. I'd also recommend a silnylon floor over cuben and no groundsheet. A light (0.7oz) cuben floor is likely to...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 11, 4:38pm

Marc: With pliers, do I squeeze the slider vertically (ie. thinner like a pancake) or horizontally?

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 11, 8:54am

These are my subjective impressions after 5 years of buying from a lot of small brands: Professional Quality HMG (shelters) Katabatic Gear ULA Western Mountaineering GoLite Locus Gear ...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 10, 10:04pm

To be clear, the zippers on the "fly" of my TT SS2 worked great the whole time, which are the main zips that one can easily overstress with a bad pitch. They are both #5 zips I believe. T...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 10, 9:52pm

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