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I've been happy with my Casio PAW1300 for 3-4 years now of daily wear. I got it on eBay new for $140. The solar power is great and the altimeter has always been awesome. I find the digital comp...

In GEAR » Reliable altimeter watch
April 09, 6:52am

Cuben Hybrid
Cuben Hybrid also comes in a few face fabric options, which seems to be less well known. It's been a while since I looked into it, but I think the Zpacks stuff (2.9oz/yd) uses a 30D face fab...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 08, 7:05am

There's still water in Lake Morena?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Morena to Southern terminus ride suggestions
April 07, 4:06pm

Cuben Hybrid vs. Dimension Polyant
Regarding Cuben Hybrid vs. Dimension Polyant, I could be wrong, but I think the key differences are: 1) Cuben Hybrid uses spectra fibers bonded between the woven and waterproof (plastic) layers,...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 2:14pm

Morena to Campo
The bus seems like a non-glamorous but nice reliable method. I'd probably go with that just to avoid unpredictability. You want bus 894 westbound, which leaves Lake Morena at 6:42am and only ru...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Morena to Southern terminus ride suggestions
April 07, 2:02pm

Waterproof packs are the way to go. None of this sorta waterproof ephemeral PU coating stuff, but an honestly waterproof fabric like hybrid cuben or the dimension polyant materials. I wish all pack...

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 05, 3:27pm

"I'd recommend getting a reservation for a campsite (which is mandatory), reserving a spot on the Zion Adventure Co shuttle to Chamberlain Ranch (not cheap, but well run), and using a pair...

In GEAR » What footwear for The Narrows Zion?
April 03, 8:48am

3-4 days is good for the JDF. Start late in the day at the south end and walk in a few miles to Mystic Beach. Then camp on Bear and Chin beaches the next two nights. I'd skip camping at Sombrio...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Vancouver Island BPLers?
April 02, 6:45pm

The Wedge
Yeah 7.07 lbs and that doesn't include a pump. You can add one here for 2 lbs: http://heimplanet.com/shop/index.php/en/air-pump.html

In GEAR » The Wedge (A new Tent)
March 24, 9:15am

Go for the Yak over the Alpacka. I'm 5'11" and the Yak is barely big enough. If I was buying again I'd put some thought into a Denali Ilama. A few extra ounces is well spent for a ...

In Packrafting » Packrafting Question
March 23, 3:50pm

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