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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Cargo Fly
I agree that it's probably unwise to toss gear loose into the boat, but I do think the inflatable aspect of the drybags is unnecessary except for where rules require this (Grand Canyon?).

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 23, 7:19pm

Kokopelli Tizip
Kokopelli offers what appears to be the same Tizip on their boats for $100 - $125 rather than $275. That doesn't include the dry bags, but it's still way cheaper than Alpacka. It might b...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 23, 5:52pm

SD Mid
IMO, The TarpTent StratoSpire2 is the current gold standard for dual pole 2 person mids. That shelter has a number of innovations that improve usability for two people (pitch lock corners, angled s...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 22, 10:39pm

I don't like less than 30D for a floor, but I'm okay with a 20D canopy.

In GEAR » Denier on SD tents
February 22, 5:43pm

Top Vent
You've removed the plastic stiffener? The vent material is longer than where it velcro's to, so there is some bunching involved when you close the vent. I've never actually closed th...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid top vent won't close?
February 22, 10:52am

I'll do this next time I'm using N2, which is gonna be 5-10 days from now. I'm not quite sure how best to do it, since cuben is so light you can't really throw it at the ground o...

In GEAR » Does Cuben crack in the cold?
February 22, 12:26am

There's probably going to be several people dropping cars off at the end and shuttling back to the start somehow. So hopefully you guys could just rent one car, drive it the end and get a lift ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
February 22, 12:23am

Cuben in Liquid N2
"Cuben in liquid nitrogen would be disappointing." I have access to some. Next week I'll try this. If flowers are any indication, it'll be fun.

In GEAR » Does Cuben crack in the cold?
February 21, 8:27pm

Cargo Fly
The cargo fly is awesome, but just so darn expensive. It's tempting just to go buy one of the same Tizip Superseal zippers for ~$70 and toss it in myself. How hard can it be? :) Having to de...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 19, 5:53pm


In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 4:05pm

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