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Mark Verber (verber) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me I backpacked and climbed a lot from 1972 through the 1980s using a heavy-weight approach. In the 1990s other things filled my time. In 2001 I was again backpacking, but with a light weight approach. Most of my trips are to the sierras with a base weight normally around 9lbs.
CityMountain View
StateCA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.verber.com/mark/outdoors
My PDF Gear List3 Season, Sierras, 4 Season Coast List

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All Forum Posts by Mark Verber

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Re: Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
While in theory keeping shoes dry is a good idea, unless super cold / dry conditions there will be issues with boots getting wet even if using VBL unless they are something like the old Mickey mous...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 17, 11:35am

Re: Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
If you are really going to cowboy camp >=70% of the time (summertime JMT that is realistic in normal years) then you could consider doing a poncho/tarp or small tarp combined with something lik...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
December 17, 11:17am

Re: Re: Re: Too many rain jacket choices
I agree with others that the propore based jackets work well but typically suck from a fit perspective and have some durability issues. I also found that the inside of the cuffs would often absorb...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 6:16pm

Re: Thorofare Trekking Pants
The fabric in the Thorofare was a limited run of extra light Pertex Equilibrium done by Perseverance Mills. I doubt we will ever see the fabric again :( Even though it was 1/2 the weight of you...

In GEAR » Thorofare Trekking Pants
December 10, 2:18am

Western Mountaineering Pod 15 Bags, Vaude Daypack, Kestrel Knife, Tarptent Double Rainbow
Pair of Western Mountaineering Pod 15 Sleeping Bags (left, right zippers which mate), for 6ft, 62" shoulder, $225 each, $400 pair. Like New. I seem to recall measuring them at 28oz, One used...

In Gear Swap » Western Mountaineering Pod 15 Bags, Vaude Daypack, Kestrel Knife, Tarptent Double Rainbow
October 12, 6:27pm

FS: Western Mountaineering, Tarptent, TNF Basecamp Duffel, Sony RX100 & UW Enclosure, Wilderness Experience Klettersack, Etc
Posted and then went offline so wasn't able to respond. reposting to restart this.

In Gear Swap » Western Mountaineering, Tarptent, TNF Basecamp Duffel, Sony RX100 & UW Enclosure, Wilderness Experience Klettersack
September 18, 2:15pm

Re: is the sony rx100 worth it?
Worth it? My short answer is yes. Why? The RX100 is the only pocket size camera that I have been happy with the image quality of pictures provided I can keep it below ISO 640 or so. Any other s...

In Photography » is the sony rx100 worth it?
September 03, 2:04pm

Re: What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
As others have indicated, the Arcteryx Cerium will likely not be enough when you stop unless you run very warm. You need about 4x more insulation when sitting as when you are doing heavy work (li...

In GEAR » What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
August 21, 10:06am

Re: Polygeiene
xstatic / visa endurance (when they had 8% silver or more) often they are 4% worked decently. This year I have tried polygiene (in Patagonia cap 1). It has worked pretty well, but not as well as ...

In GEAR » the least stinky of the synthetic baselayers?
August 14, 3:36pm

Re: What is your favorite base layer?
If the trip is going to be below 50F (shoulder, winter trips for me) then Patagonia Cap4 Hoody can't be beat IMHO. When it's warmer I have been mostly wearing a long sleeve Patagonia Cap...

In GEAR » What is your favorite base layer?
August 12, 7:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Verber

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Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
The micro puff pullover is a very purpose driven garment. It's all about staying warm with everything else stripped out. My only regret is that it is too warm for me to use except during the winter i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 04, 10:09am

Gossamer Gear Spinshelter
Wonderfully light-weight shaped tarp for solo use. Very protective, even in extreme conditions which means I can forgo a bivy sack which I would have needed to use with a small tarp. Non-stretch mat...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 02, 1:22pm

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
One of the lightest high loft synthetic vests on the market. It is lightly insulated which is ideal for three season trips when heavier vest or jackets would be too warm to be practical. The combina...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 02, 1:18pm

Six Moon Designs StarLite
When used with a closed cell foam pad the only frameless pack I have tried which can handle 30lbs of gear. Performance drops somewhat with self-inflating or air mattresses (I would change rating to a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 02, 8:55am

GoLite Breeze
I am going to be a heretic. I hate this pack. It is the most uncomfortable packs I have used. It was more comfortable on one shoulder than on both. A shame because it is a good size and made from ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 02, 8:47am

Osprey Aether 60
Reasonable weight / carry capacity. Super comfortable carry up to 35lbs. A great pack for people transitions from heavy weight to light-weight packing. Lots of user friendly features. Compression sy...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 8:42am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Good weight / carry ability ratio. Super comfortable carry for loads less than 25lbs and comfortable with 25-35 lbs. Not the most convenient due to oversize extension collar is side pocket design. M...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 8:38am