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Tenkara line, is it still backordered?
Any news on when the line is going to ship? Of course, it makes not so much difference when it's 11 degrees outside and the rivers are all frozen :(

In Fishing » Hane arrived!
January 09, 10:38pm

Re: Hane arrived!
Mine just came this morning, after I had set myself up for the bummer of not getting it until Monday when Fedex revised the original date from Friday. It is utterly beautiful. I really liked lo...

In Fishing » Hane arrived!
December 12, 11:02am

Re: Brooks Cascadia 4 vs. Montrail Highlanders
I'm a longtime Cascadia (all versions) user. It works well for a neutral gait - I don't know what you meant by flat foot but don't look to this for major arch support. I haven't tri...

In Other Activities » Brooks Cascadia 4 vs. Montrail Highlanders
June 03, 9:00pm

Re: Women and frameless packs
I'm an XX and find the Jam terrifically uncomfortable. I rejected it in the store after I used a sleeping pad coiled up to make a 'frame' and then stuffed some beanbags inside for weigh...

In GEAR » Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
May 26, 3:59pm

Re: "handlebar bag"
The one in the picture is just attached to the aero bars with its velcro straps. They're somewhat twisted and I worried about it ripping during a ride but it's still holding up. Now I'm...

In Gear Lists » Bike tour UL list
May 26, 3:50pm

Re: "What would you choose to create the SMALLEST pack?"
What did you choose to fit in these packs? I'm curious about gear choices, too.

In Gear Lists » What would you choose to create the SMALLEST pack?
May 24, 6:52pm

What would you choose to create the SMALLEST pack?
As an exercise, I've been thinking about what gear I would choose in order to have the smallest pack. There's a lot of crossover between SUL and having a teeny pack, but what if pack size w...

In Gear Lists » What would you choose to create the SMALLEST pack?
May 23, 1:45pm

Re: "NOLS Trip Advice"
Wow- I'm about 130 pounds, female, fit, and in my 20's and I couldn't imagine carrying that happily for 4 weeks. A few things jump out at me: -They're assuming a Walmart styl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » NOLS Trip Advice
April 23, 12:12am

Re: "durability of wool brands"
I'm nastily allergic to wool, but as a knitter and spinner I know a fair bit about the stuff. Sock yarns that are available tend to be 80% wool and 20% synthetic. This is essential to prevent w...

In GEAR » durability of wool brands
April 22, 11:16pm

Re: Re: Bike tour UL list
C02 is okay for day rides, but I don't want to rely on it for multi-day rides or sitting on the side of the road and trying to find the hole by filling up the tube and searching around. The Roa...

In Gear Lists » Bike tour UL list
April 15, 2:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Courtney Waal

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REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
You forgot the most important part- it's CHEAP! I'm amazed that they sell something far more than a nylon bag with a drawcord for MSRP $89. I picked mine up at a sale for $65, making it hard to compla...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 06, 7:44pm

Gregory Reactor
At 22 oz, this pack is heavy for the 700 in^3 of internal storage space. To the pack's credit, though, are generous and very useable exterior mesh pockets and just barely enough interior space for my ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 8:31pm