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The new side pockets look good. Amongst thru-hikers in 2014 the small side pockets were the main complaint.

In GEAR » Six Moon Design Fusion Redesigns
August 01, 1:01pm

Don, Nice setup. Why not just leave the solo inner clipped in place inside? That's what I do for a quicker pitch.

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
July 31, 5:28pm

DeLorme SE Battery
You could definitely get close. I've used my SE without tracking but only sending 1-3 messages a day, and I've been well over 1/2 battery after 4 days. I wouldn't be surprised if you co...

In GEAR » Delorme SE battery life hypothetical
July 31, 5:26pm

Very cool. Nice fabric. What's your opinion on the X ply layer. Do you think it does anything beneficial? Or should they ditch this too?

In GEAR » New Dimension Polyant X-series 420denier fabric in Olive green.
July 23, 9:41am

MLD Core
Those MLD bottle pouches are neat. I forgot about those.

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 22, 1:05pm

Drew Locus Gear has the most slippery silnylon I've ever used. The stuff is greased lightning. The upside is that it should be quite waterproof, but as a floor I can see the challenge. I'm...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 21, 11:44pm

My experience is that 17-20oz Powerade or Gatorade bottles work best. They have deep groves that let shockcord anchor the bottle. This is my favourite bottle shape: https://bridgerridgerun.files.w...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 21, 11:31pm

CP2's are a generation back from the CP3's, and a generation ahead of LG's original poles.

In GEAR » Locust Gear CP3 poles or MLD Vario poles?
July 20, 9:15am

"Would you recommend silnylon directly on granite slab or decomposed granite?" Silnylon varies a lot in quality. Some is coated pretty heavy and I can tell it's going to be waterpr...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 11:21pm

cuben floors
Yup. I've never been a fan of cuben floors. If you opt for light cuben (0.5oz, 0.7oz) then you'll get lots of pinholes and/or have to use a groundsheet. If you use a groundsheet you'...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 19, 6:22pm

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