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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
My PDF Gear ListSierra Early Fall 06 Gearlist--lows to high 20's

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All Forum Posts by kevin davidson

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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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Montrail CTC (Fusion line) trail low tops
Just an excellent off-trail shoe that is still nimble enough (and light enough) to be an everyday backpacking shoe in Western mtn. Summer conditions. Rigid enough footplate to protect feet in rough te...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 30, 2:22pm

Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe
Although Aluminum headed axes are all the rage among Ski Mtneers, Adventure Racers, and UL Backpackers, they do have some very specific limits. They tend to have such light heads that they can be lar...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
May 25, 1:04pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy (2006 Epic Top version)
The Soul Bivy has undergone continual evolution and the new versions favor the lighter, more breathable but less water resistant (than Epic) Momentum fabric top. My MLD Soul Bivy reflected some of th...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
May 01, 12:39pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Solo .97 Spinntex
At 6.1 oz. (actual measured weight), this 102" long, 84" tapering to 56" wide, catanery cut tarp provides ample coverage for the 6' plus solo user and an excellent strength to weigh...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 01, 12:13pm

Big Sky Products Evolution 2P
A solidarity posting for those who have yet to receive their tents after many promises and atrocious wait times. The tents sound like a nice idea but, then again, Vaporware often does.

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 29, 7:35pm

Timberland Delerion Low Pro
These bright yellowy things have been like ballet shoes on my feet --fantastic flexibility and lightness makes one feel very nimble. Think Peter Pan w/ hotrod detailed footwear. For me---great comfort...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 21, 2:53pm

Patagonia Specter Jacket
I thought I had reviewed this before, thanks recent reviewers to spurring me to give my 2 kopecks. Although not offering the same degree of moisture transfer as eVENT or Paclite, Patagonia's pr...

In Clothing - Raingear
June 19, 10:47am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
A fantastic deal at the close out prices that are going around--- and if value were the sole criteria, it would deserve a "5". A full zip and use of more breathable (and better DWR) Pertex Quantum is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 19, 10:09am

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
A little smaller than the G6 but also taller and narrower to keep it from rubbing against off-trail obstacles. It comes with the sternum strap and bungees( for carrying water,adventure race style) tha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 14, 2:00pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
It led the way in it's niche and still offers enough to satisfy most weight shedding demons. I don't mind the tissue thin materials--it's small and narrow enough to rest in the relative safety of my b...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 14, 1:47pm