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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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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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Superfeet Performance Green
I use the Performance Greens exclusively in my various Montrail trailrunners and my Lowa Tempest Lows. Not for arch issues, but for the added torsional rigidity which is very useful when using light ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 28, 2:04pm

Marmot Ion
The following is referring to the 2005 Ion. The good news is that I found that holy grail of UL wind shirts---a hooded windshell in Pertex Quantum with a full zip. It "breathes" fanta...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 14, 7:38pm

Beyond Fleece Cold Fusion
This amazing company creates custom sized softshell clothing that can fit any body, any size, any shape. The " Cold Fusion " jacket,perhaps the most versatile of the lot, is made of Schoeller's WB400 ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 13, 7:53pm

TarpTent Virga
A great shelter for those making the transition to tarp camping. 28 oz! A fairly strong shelter by it's rights, it does require good site selection and attention to how the tarptent is positioned vis ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 06, 12:01pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
By rights, I should be using BMW's Stix on some of the terrain I've been using my Lightrek poles on. Talus and scree strewn, marmot hole ridden off trail Sierra terrain. But, so far ---no breakage. ...

In Trekking Poles
September 24, 11:48am

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
I should reiterate what the above reviewer has stressed-- this is not exactly a windshirt nor is it a rainshell-- but it will work amazingly well at blocking wind, venting water vapor, and keeping rai...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 26, 4:42pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I love my Torsolite, I do Just let me count the ways It rolls up tight, quite out of sight It's weight it will amaze * It gives a cushy, dreamful sleep ** (to) My pack it makes a frame *** It...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 26, 4:26pm

Princeton Tec EOS
Da bomb of LED headlamps--this uses regulated 1 Watt Luxeon LED technology. Bright enough for serious trail illumination, it's simple 3 way plus flash interface will allow throttling down for inside t...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 14, 12:47pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
2 of these either on me or in a pack pocket handle all my backpacking lighting needs. Great backup for my EOS for alpine pursuits. Clip attachment or velcro dot turn this to a quite serviceable hea...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 14, 12:31pm

Petzl Tikka
I have liked the Tikka Plus,for many of the same reasons as PJ described before me.But I do find that it's soft touch switch will accidently turn on in my pack -- which makes me wonder if Princeton Te...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 13, 7:12pm