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Re: Baffled by Montbell's baffling.
Suggesting another way to look at this...Does the performance of the jacket disappoint, or is the objection simply to the technical design details? Personally, I could not care less about the t...

In GEAR » Baffled by Montbell's baffling.
October 25, 6:03am

Re: Better drying?
I prefer a mesh bag for my mess kit precisely because it allows things to dry out a little. That said, the Toaks bag is too heavy duty. I'm still using a super skimpy, thin, light mesh bag tha...

In GEAR » Carry sack for Toaks pots
October 25, 5:56am

+1 on a wider mat
As a 6'2", 210 lb side sleeper I recently sucked it up and accepted the 4 oz penalty of moving from a size regular TR xLite to the size large. Made a universe of difference...I'll fin...

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
October 25, 5:50am

Re: How much should this sale for:
Like Todd, I too suspect that, while this is a very nice like-new bag, it's appeal on this site may be limited. However, after hooking your dad up, to also hook your buddy up with a sweet deal ...

In GEAR » How much should this sale for:
October 24, 6:41am

Maybe a long shot, but...
Given your size restrictions, have you considered a custom order? I'd give Borah Gear a call and see what they could do. GooseFeet Gear doesn't list a jacket, but do make down pants and b...

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 7:36am

Re: Re: Manufacturers
>>I love Zpacks products and trust them to perform, but I've always >>been surprised at the general lack of quality on their sewing skills. I am very happy with the design, fu...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 15, 9:18am

Re: Re: What manufacturers do you trust?
>None of them. >They are, after all, profit-making entities. >I might trust some gear items, but that is different. >Good reps are hard to get, but can be ruined so easily by some id...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 10, 12:20pm

What manufacturers do you trust?
I've been prowling the BPL forums for several years now. Recently I came to a (now rather obvious) revelation...that the most valuable aspect of these discussion is the consensus building that...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 09, 3:43pm

Re: ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
Michael, You may have noticed the preponderance of recommendations for ZPacks tents...not only do they really make a great product, but their customer service is A+. Regardless of which Zpacks te...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
September 09, 3:26pm

Re: ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
In my world there is a lot of rain. The Solplex door is designed to prevent rain from entering/dripping into the tent. If oriented with the back side into the wind, the doors can be left completel...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid™ Solplex Tent vs. Skyscape X
September 09, 12:42pm

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Java Juice Coffee Extract
I love coffee. Let me rephrase that. I *LOVE* coffee. I own just about every coffee making appliance for backpacking imaginable...MSR MugMate, GSI one cup espresso maker, french press, etc. etc. T...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 28, 5:12pm