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100% merino tops and bottoms, $25 not all sizes available

In Gear Deals » 100% merino tops and bottoms, $25
July 16, 12:48am

"Mt. Fuji"
Jim, I've climbed Fuji 4 times (I live in Japan). My recommendation to your son is to make it an over-night (hiking) trip. That way he can wait at the top and see the sunrise at about 0430. Th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mt. Fuji
July 02, 12:41am

"SUL Gear List"
SUL means different things to different people of course. How can you guarantee the weather will be clear and 60? And that you will not get lost (no compass), and you will not be injured (no 1st ai...

In Gear Lists » SUL Gear List
July 01, 4:16am

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
I will be returning my Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian to REI this week. I recently experienced the second failure of the water resistant zippers GG chose for this pack. These zippers are composed...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
August 15, 8:52am

Mike, difference is the arms
Mike, the Japan L and Western M are very close, the arms on the Western sizes are about 2" longer. Chest is very close. Im 5'10" and wear the US L or Jpn L.

In GEAR » Down jacket in sleeping system
July 12, 12:14am

"Keeping Biting Flies Away?"
Ben, Just last weekend I was swarmed with hundreds of small files on a day trip. They did not bite; I think they wanted salt or something.. and they landed in eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, anywhere...

In GEAR » Keeping Biting Flies Away?
July 07, 5:56am

"Injinji Socks"- any 5 toed non cotton
I'm also converted. Any non-cotton 5 toe sock works well for me. Ive tried synthetic, silk, and wool. Synthetic lasts the longest; the others only a few days.

In GEAR » Injinji Socks
July 07, 5:53am

"Converted to Ultralight Gear, Need Shoes to Match" Inov-8
Nathanial, Inov-8 lead the way IMO. I have 2 pair. Just don't expect 800 grams of support or durability from a 400 gram shoe. The 390 boots are more like a waterproof hi-top sneaker with good ...

In GEAR » Converted to Ultralight Gear, Need Shoes to Match
July 02, 3:52am

"can a airtight VB prevent convective heat loss?"
Huzefa, the reason is, it would be miserable to wear such an air-tight down suit while exercising.

In GEAR » can a airtight VB prevent convective heat loss?
June 27, 10:05am

"GoLite Ion for 39.99"
No indication if those are S, M, or L. I inquired. Good price.

In Gear Deals » GoLite Ion for 39.99
June 26, 9:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm