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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Strathcona Pack
Strathcona is the plan. I'm on the island now for grad studies at UVic, so a lot of my planning/dreaming is directed at Strathcona.

In Make Your Own Gear » Strathcona Pack
October 24, 8:52am

Down jackets
Terminology: If a jacket is sewn through then it doesn't have baffling, as baffles are the pieces of fabric that form the sides of the down chambers. I understand your post, but people will rea...

In GEAR » Help with Puffy design
October 23, 10:58pm

Luke's Ultralite
I miss the low prices of the Paclite stuff. For rain pants I'm happy with less breathing. "So is that 100 runs of the zipper or 1,000? Eventually is pretty vague." I'd say the...

In GEAR » Lukes Ultralite now using eVent
October 22, 11:25pm

MYOG Bivy
Sweet bivy

In Make Your Own Gear » Evolution of a MYOG bivy
October 22, 8:57am

Skis
"My prediction is that if you carry those V8s in diagonal very often you'll be aquasealing holes in the side panels." They're Charger BC's because I had to have fishscales :)

In Make Your Own Gear » Strathcona Pack
October 21, 10:33pm

Strathcona Pack
After a few years of jealously reading others MYOG pack projects, I decided to join the fray and try pack construction. The thought of having exactly what I want in a pack is a compelling propo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Strathcona Pack
October 21, 8:00pm

Brooks Range
It looks like a great deal to me. I'm not the market but someone should scoop this up.

In Gear Swap » FS Brooks Range Down Jacket Size Large
October 21, 10:44am

37.5
I know nothing about it but my B.S. alarm is going off like crazy" +1. Most stuff that makes claims like this is about 1% true and 99% hype. Actively uptaking and releasing moisture to m...

In GEAR » 37.5 Technology?
October 21, 12:07am

Pants
I found on the PCT this summer that chaffing was mostly an issue in SoCal. In this part of the hike it's often really hot so you're sweating like crazy, but you don't notice the sheer v...

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Pant System
October 21, 12:04am

GoLite
Hopefully they can pull out of this a leaner company.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 18, 10:28am

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