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    Default Recently completed gear reviews at Backpackgeartest.org

    Hello All,

    I asked the mods if could post a list of our recently completed gear reviews from Backpackgeartest.org and they ok'd this post.

    We are an indepedent, advertising free gear review site. Here are the reviews we have completed from March to May 2008. Thanks for reading my post.

    MAY 2008
    BIG AGNES - BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAG
    BIG AGNES - SLEEPING GIANT PAD UPGRADE KIT
    BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT - ICON HEADLAMP
    CLIF BAR - CLIF SHOT HOT ELECTROLYTE DRINK
    CLIF BAR - CLIF SHOT HOT RECOVERY DRINK
    CLIF BAR - MARGARITA SHOT BLOKS
    GOLITE - ECHO JACKET
    HIGH SIERRA SPORT COMPANY - SENTINEL 65 BACKPACK
    KOMBI - CYCLONE IIKOMBI - LATITUDE GLOVES
    LARABAR - KEY LIME PIE AND PISTACHIO
    LOWE ALPINE - CENTRO
    LUNA SPORTS - ELECTROLYTE SPLASH
    LUNA SPORTS - MOONS ENERGY CHEWS
    LUNA SPORTS - RECOVERY SMOOTHIE
    OSPREY PACKS - TALON 33
    OUTDOOR RESEARCH - DRYCOMP SUMMIT SACK
    OUTDOOR RESEARCH - ELIXIR/LUNA JACKET
    SIERRA DESIGNS - NAHCHE/WINEMA BAG
    SIGG - CLASSIC 1L BOTTLE
    APRIL 2008
    BRIDGEDALE - VENTUM LIGHT HIKER SOCKS
    COLEMAN - CHINKAPIN X65 BACKPACK
    EXPED - SYNMAT 7
    INTEGRAL DESIGNS - RUNDLE JACKET
    LA SPORTIVA - HALITE GTX BOOTS
    LARABAR - JOCOLAT ASSORTMENT
    MENTAL GEAR - HEAD CASE
    MONTBELL - UL DOWN INNER PARKA
    MOUNTAIN SAFETY RESEARCH - DENALI EVO SNOWSHOES
    MOUNTAIN SAFETY RESEARCH - LIGHTNING ASCENTS
    RECREATIONAL EQPT INC - CIRQUE ASL 2 TENT
    RED LEDGE - UNISEX EXILE SOFTSHELL
    SPOT INC - PERSONAL TRACKER
    SLUMBERJACK - VERTEX 20 F SLEEPING BAG
    MARCH 2008
    COLEMAN - 4AA PACK AWAY LANTERN
    GOLITE - DIABLO PARKA
    HOT CHILLYS - MICRO-ELITE CHAMOIS MENS/WOMENS PIPED ZIP T
    JOBY - JOBY GORILLA POD
    KAMIK - VIPERS
    OPTIMUS - TERRA
    OUTDOOR RESEARCH - CELESTIAL PANTS
    OUTDOOR RESEARCH - PL400 GLOVES
    R2 PACKS - R2 CUSTOM PACK
    STREAMLIGHT - ENDURO LED HEADLAMP
    STREAMLIGHT - STYLUS PRO
    YAKIMA PRODUCTS - SKYBOX PRO CARGO BOX

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    Thanks Coasty, Backpackgeartest.org is a great site. I've been there quite a few times. Nice to have the latest reviews handy like this.

    Perry
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    Thanks Perry. We always need more testers too, and as of right now we have 0 testers from Alaska.

    Jason

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    It is a very good site to waist a bunch of time! Funny I don't see too much of my gear on there...it would be neat to be a gear tester!
    They need to add a value villiage section on the site to make it complete though!

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    LuJon,

    One of the requirements for becoming a tester is that you write two Owner Reviews on gear that you have ued for at least a season. It sounds like you have some good gear to write about.

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasty View Post
    Thanks Perry. We always need more testers too, and as of right now we have 0 testers from Alaska.

    Jason
    That sounds kinda fun. I may just try and do that.

    LuJon, I know what you mean. I could do a gear review on my Army Class A Uniform Dress pants and how they handle walk in sheep hunts in the Alaska wilderness How's this....

    "With the superb blend of 60% Polyester and 40% Wool I was able to stay warm when wet and they dried surprisingly quick. With a fairly tight weave the wind resistance is acceptable in most conditions and, they breath rather well on strenuous hikes. Plus, the permanent crease means no ironing when you get back home! And, still a deal at twice the price of US $7.50. Add a $5.00 Acrylic Wool blend shirt and the $5.00 fleece vest Hoodie and you will surely be able to get to where the big rams roam."

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    Pretty cool site. I just bookmarked it. I'm looking forward to seeing more stuff added to the list.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasty View Post
    Thanks Perry. We always need more testers too, and as of right now we have 0 testers from Alaska.

    Jason
    Jason,
    I'm planning an Alaska goat hunt in 2009 and I would love to give the Bibler Bipod bivy a workout and let you good folks at Backpacker know what I think.

    Woody

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    Default glad you posted!

    I contacted you about testing, but many interruptions came up. Grandpa was ill, then passed, school started, I deleted your email, etc. Let's get in contact and get the first write up completed!

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyd View Post
    That sounds kinda fun. I may just try and do that.

    LuJon, I know what you mean. I could do a gear review on my Army Class A Uniform Dress pants and how they handle walk in sheep hunts in the Alaska wilderness How's this....

    "With the superb blend of 60% Polyester and 40% Wool I was able to stay warm when wet and they dried surprisingly quick. With a fairly tight weave the wind resistance is acceptable in most conditions and, they breath rather well on strenuous hikes. Plus, the permanent crease means no ironing when you get back home! And, still a deal at twice the price of US $7.50. Add a $5.00 Acrylic Wool blend shirt and the $5.00 fleece vest Hoodie and you will surely be able to get to where the big rams roam."


    I'm sold, but to make the pants seems like they work, you should sell them for couple of hundred dollars. Then serious gear snobs would buy them up.

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    Hello All,

    It has been a while since i updated this thread here are our recent reviews since June 09

    SEPTEMBER 2009
    ANTIGRAVITYGEAR - CALDERA CADDY SACK
    APPY TRAILS - MARK III TENT
    BRIDGEDALE - X-HALE TRAIL DIVA SOCKS
    DELORME - PN-40 GPS
    GUYOT DESIGNS - TAPGUARD
    HIGH SIERRA SPORT COMPANY - KAHUNA 70 PACK
    KELTY - PAWNEE PACK
    KURU FOOTWEAR - CHICANE HIKING SHOE
    LOKI - MIDI MICRO FLEECE
    PATAGONIA FOOTWEAR - BLY
    ROYAL ROBBINS - FIELD VEST
    VASQUE - BREEZE LT GTX

    AUGUST 2009
    BACKCOUNTRY.COM - PRIME MERINO S/S TEE SHIRTS
    BADGER BALM - LIP AND BODY, SORE JOINT & HEALING RUB
    BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT - ORBIT LANTERN
    ESSENTIAL GEAR - K2 FOCUS HEADLAMP
    GUYOT DESIGNS - SQUISHY BOWL SET
    LOKI - LINER HAT
    MOUNTAIN SAFETY RESEARCH - HYPERFLOW FILTER
    MOUNTAIN SAFETY RESEARCH - SKINNY ONE TENT
    PRINCETON TEC - AMP 1.0 FLASHLIGHT
    ROYAL ROBBINS - ZIP N GO PANT
    THERM-A-REST - NEO AIR PAD
    VASQUE - AETHER TECH SS TRAIL SHOES
    WHITE SIERRA - RAIN JACKET

    JULY 2009
    BACKCOUNTRY.COM - RIME PULLOVER
    GRAND TRUNK - THE AT HYBRID HAMMOCK
    KOMBI - BACKCOUNTRY II GLOVES
    MONTBELL - SS DOWN HUGGER #1
    MONTBELL - UL COMFORT SYSTEM
    MOUNTAINSMITH - CARBONLITE PRO TREKKING POLE
    OSPREY PACKS - EXOS 58 BACKPACK
    PROBAR - SWEET AND SAVORY PLUS SUPERFOOD SLAM
    RED LEDGE - PARABLE JACKET
    SOLHUMA - VITAL STOVE
    VARGO OUTDOORS - RES TEK UL DRYBAG

    JUNE 2009
    DAKINE - RIDGE/UPLAND CREW
    GOLITE - ADRENALINE 0 F SLEEPING BAG
    GORDINI - VECTOR GLOVES
    GREGORY MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS - Z25/JADE DAY PACK
    MERRELL - ROVE TECH/MOXIE JACKET
    OSPREY PACKS - KESTRAL 48 PACK
    RIBZWEAR - PACK
    VICTORINOX - RESCUE TOOL
    YAKTRAX INC - PRO TRACTION DEVICE

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