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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
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Re: How to Recharge Your Soul - NY Times Op-Ed
What a great guy. Just met him the other week in Ashland before he went with his sons to hike the Timberline Trail around Hood (a la UL). His "Recharge Your Soul" column remains one of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to Recharge Your Soul - NY Times Op-Ed
August 23, 9:09pm

...Especially if the pack weighed exactly 6.66oz. >:^)>

In GEAR » New Pack Name Help
April 25, 9:52pm

Long Torso Packs
Ditto about the larger ULA packs like the Catalyst. They fit my long torso better than any other off-the-shelf pack of it's size. In the volume range you're after---My Zip fits me very well...

In GEAR » Long Torso
April 25, 8:15pm

I always liked the acronym K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) which well describes the Zip---a pack reduced to essentials----a lovely pack all in all. In light of Passover, Exodus will do nicely a...

In GEAR » New Pack Name Help
April 25, 11:37am

Concerning K.
Where have I been? New work and more emphasis on mtneering and now ski oriented activities. I'll be watching. :-)>

In Chaff » Warmlite website... horrible!
February 04, 11:39pm

That dang Warmlite mythos
I can't tell you how much the images in the catalogue rocked my world when I received it the first time at the tender age of 12! >:-D I had to hide it from my parents. I always was precocio...

In Chaff » Warmlite website... horrible!
February 04, 9:55pm

Ricoh GX100 review
DP Review just in for this much anticipated camera--- Is this ready for prime time in the backcountry? Question, discuss.

In Photography » Ricoh GX100 review
August 07, 12:44pm

BPL hoodywinking
Gotta have a Goth option. I'd also like to see a mid-century modern option----say Acid Green. hee hee.

In Gear Swap » FS: smartwool shirts, brand new
July 31, 12:35pm

Cocoon Pullover FS
Immaculate w/ renewed DWR. From a previous crop----deep, rich blue Pertex Quantum exterior and Black int. Size L but sized a little smaller than the latest run ---so call it a generous M. Actual w...

In Gear Swap » Cocoon Pullover FS
July 28, 3:47pm

theoretical Patagonia Hoody
Or a #3---that would be about the Shadow's weight.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG-SW Capilene Hood Project:
July 27, 1:53pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Marmot Hydrogen (2004 model)
I now have a number of seasons with this bag and can now pass considered judgement. I have a long version of the bag when Marmot was claiming down of 900 lofting power (current models use 850) althoug...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 10, 6:38pm

Sierra Trading Post (STP) web shopping and service
To conclude my current trio of reviews of Gear retailers and their customer service---- STP is not bad at all---it's where I normally get my heavily discounted hiking, ski and cycling socks and...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 10, 4:08pm
Very, very prompt order fulfillment. Free shipping over 50 smackeroos (whether or not items are on sale). Fantastic range of products for any and all wilderness sports. What CS doesn't know, the...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 09, 3:24pm

Maruchan Ramen
Have to say that this is the base for many a backcountry meal of mine. Perhaps because of the narcotic addiction of it's MSG and all that salt, it actually is always palatable to me even when my a...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
June 09, 1:43pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
Let me also join the throngs. Pro-Lite is one of the good guys. Their policies are clear, their selection of gear good. Pro-Lite CS is intelligent and enthusiastic. Free shipping over $50----what'...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 09, 1:31pm

Smartwool Shadow Hoody
I absolutely adore my SW Hoody, as well. I can't think of one backcountry ski trip that I wasn't wearing this, usually under a softshell jacket and towards the end of the season, alone. Thumbh...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 07, 1:16pm

Patagonia Wool 2 Zip Long Sleeve
Excellent high mountain Summer-weight baselayer made of LW 148 weight merino wool. Zip neck allows for nice ventilation and zips up to a med. high collar when things chill off. Seams are low profile ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 07, 12:30pm

Golite Synergy Pant
Although, for Summer backpacking, I generally prefer a running shorts/wind pant combo, there are times in which a tougher pant for scrambling and glissading can come in handy. A pant that can also be ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
June 05, 11:05am

Montrail Namche
This is a provisional review as I've used this shoe on a few dayhikes, some scrambling on local crags and an overnight. I like them a lot---good support, excellent breathability, great sole and...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 30, 2:54pm

Montrail Masai
I mourn the passing of the Masai and feel that Montrail has still not adequately replaced it. It was the best pure trailrunner I've ever used. Light, comfortable and pretty durable considering it&...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 30, 2:28pm