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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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Black Diamond Lighthouse
A superb ultralight alpine tent. A lot of useable acreage inside this tent makes for comfortable size for two (w/o the requirement for being vertically challenged)sitting and lying down, and light...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 12, 2:44pm

Nike Oregon Alti Series Watch
One big fat Sports/Altimeter Watch. This is the stripped down version--no compass ( but like most digital compasses-except for some of Suunto's, Nike's is not particularly accurate, so small loss). ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 12, 1:34pm

Ibex Tern Zip
A merino wool short sleeve T with a big deep zip neck does wonders for summertime comfort levels. Uses a very light weight wool for maximal versatility. 6.2 oz. total in Large. Made well and looks...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
August 10, 4:27pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Cocoon Pullover
One of my very favorite pieces of insulated outer wear. It's uber light, ( L is 9.3 oz. in BMW stuff sack) very lofty and very compressible. No cold spots. The little chest pocket is surprisingly ver...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 12:36pm

GoLite Phantom Jacket
For everything but alpine climbing,this is the Gore-tex Paclite jacket to beat. Well cut,fantastic ventilation,smooth operating water resistant zippers. Well placed pockets that one can use with their...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 12:24pm

Patagonia Airius Running Hat
Among the best "baseball" style caps I've used.Very light at about an ounce. Well ventilated and has a good, deep bill for sun protection. Used with a bandanna, for maximal UV pro. Excellent for gener...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 09, 11:51am

Suunto X6
this is one of the best all around altimeter/compass watches around,but-- altimeter drifts quite a bit compared to say the Nike Alti series watches and Suunto does not support the Mac OS when using t...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 02, 9:48pm

ULA Equipment P-1
This internal semi-frame pack is the cat's meow for loads into the 25-30 lb. range (I've never needed to carry more-- so I haven't encountered it's upper limit). Made by a small cottage firm good en...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 5:52pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
The canister stove to measure all others by. With a homemade wind screen (easily done with practically no weight penalty) it will perform as good or better than it's competition. Still the best made i...

In Stoves - Canister
August 02, 2:44pm