2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.

Also on

Enter Zip Code

Backpacker Magazine – October 2008

Field Notes: Boots, Jackets, Tents, And More

The latest word from our testers. This month, we test the Marmot Cauldro jacket, Gregory Z65 pack, Exped Andromeda, tents, Danner Formation boots, and more.

by: BACKPACKER Editors

PAGE 1 2 3 4 5
Marmot Cauldron
Marmot Cauldron
Gregory Z65
Gregory Z65
Royal Robbins Bivy Pant (Seth Hughes)
Royal Robbins Bivy Pant (Seth Hughes)
Exped Andromeda
Exped Andromeda
Danner Formation GTX
Danner Formation GTX

Royal Robbins Bivy Pants

Cotton kills, right? Wrong, at least not in the case of these hardworking pants. The Bivys are made from a fabric blend–70 percent cotton and 30 percent nylon–that proved marvelously versatile in the field. In conditions ranging from a drizzling 50°F to sunny and hot, the Bivys offered the comfortable breathability of cotton but were as quick-drying as many similar weight 100-percent nylon pants we've tested. The secret: Cotton fibers are treated with Schoeller 3XDry, which sucks moisture to the outer surface where it dries more quickly. And we found them as durable as a pair of blue jeans; the pants' gusseted, reinforced knees didn't rip even on a granite fall that drew blood underneath. Fit is loose for ease of movement but tapered in the legs. The soft mesh waistband is comfortable under a hipbelt. $55; 14 oz. (33-34); men's waist 30-40, length 30-34; Reader Service #115

PAGE 1 2 3 4 5

Subscribe to Backpacker magazine
Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter
Address 1:
Address 2:
Email (req):
Reader Rating: -


Cheap Christian Louboutin Shoe
Jul 01, 2011

<li><a href="" title="Cheap Christian Louboutin Shoes "><strong>Cheap Christian Louboutin Shoes </strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Cheap Christian Louboutin"><strong>Cheap Christian Louboutin</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Christian Louboutin Sale"><strong>Christian Louboutin Sale</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Christian Louboutin Cheap"><strong>Christian Louboutin Cheap</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Christian Louboutin Outlet"><strong>Christian Louboutin Outlet</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Discount Christian Louboutin"><strong>Discount Christian Louboutin</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Manolo Blahnik Boots"><strong>Manolo Blahnik Boots</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Manolo Blahnik Online Store"><strong>Manolo Blahnik Online Store</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Manolo Blahnik Shop"><strong>Manolo Blahnik Shop</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Cheap Manolo Blahnik Shoes"><strong>Cheap Manolo Blahnik Shoes</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Manolo Blahnik Outlet"><strong>Manolo Blahnik Outlet</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Manolo Blahnik Shoes Sale"><strong>Manolo Blahnik Shoes Sale</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Manolo Blahnik"><strong>Manolo Blahnik</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="" title="Manolo Blahnik Shoes"><strong>Manolo Blahnik Shoes</strong></a></li>

Nike Dunk SB High
Oct 25, 2010

<a href="">Cheap Kids Dunk Low</a> The poor are very wonderful people. One evening we went out

and we picked up four people from the street. And one of them was in a most terrible conditionúČand I told the sisters: You take care of the

other three. I take care of this one who looked worse. So I did for her all that my love can do. I put her in bed, and there was such a

beautiful smile on her face. She took hold of my hand as she said just the words "thank you" and she died. I could not help but examine my

conscience[┴╝đ─]before her and I asked what would I say if I was in her place. And my answer was very simple. I would have tried to draw a

little attention to myself. I would have said I am hungry, that I am dying, I am cold, I am in pain, or something, but she gave me much more

-she gave me her grateful love. And she died with a smile on her face. As did that man whom we picked up from the drain[ϧ╣Áíó¤┬╦«Á└], half

eaten with worms, and we brought him to the home. "I have lived like an animal in the street, but I am going to die like an angel, loved and

cared for." And it was so wonderful to see the greatness of that man who could speak like that, who could die like that without blaming

anybody, without cursing anybody, without comparing anything. Like an angel-this is the greatness of our people. And that is why we believe

what Jesus had said: I was hungry, I was naked, I was homeless, I was unwanted, unloved, uncared for, and you did it to me.<a

href="">Nike Dunk SB High</a>
Jan 07, 2009

I've recently purchased the Marmot Cauldron Jacket, and I love it. I've tested it at 20-65 degree weather and it's performance is outstanding. It's weight and compressed size is great. If you're in the market for a synthetic filled isulated jacket, The Cauldron is a solid buy that will not break the bank. And as a bonus you're buying a "green," product, that's positive for the environment.

Dec 10, 2008

I have one of these and love it. Easy to pitch in the wind and rain and the inside stays dry while doing that. HUGE vestibule. Only downside is weight and bulk as can be expected with a tent of this size.

Nov 28, 2008


Your rating:
Your Name:


My Profile Join Now

Most recent threads

Ruined jacket in dryer
Posted On: Sep 01, 2014
Submitted By: SWest
Trailhead Register
Stick is fine
Posted On: Sep 01, 2014
Submitted By: eyebp

View all Gear
Find a retailer

Special sections - Expert handbooks for key trails, techniques and gear

Check out Montana in Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride
Warren Miller athletes charge hard and reflect on Big Sky country, their love for this space and the immense energy allotted to the people who reside in Montana.

Boost Your Apps
Add powerful tools and exclusive maps to your BACKPACKER apps through our partnership with Trimble Outdoors.

Carry the Best Maps
With BACKPACKER PRO Maps, get life-list destinations and local trips on adventure-ready waterproof myTopo paper.

FREE Rocky Mountain Trip Planner
Sign up for a free Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning kit from our sister site

Follow BackpackerMag on Twitter Follow Backpacker on Facebook
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions