The popular Dunham Terrastryder has been revised for 2006, with some significant improvements over the original. I liked the fit, comfort, and traction of the original Terrastryder, but its numerous seams were its nemesis. In only 6 months of (hard) use, I blew out a total of 15 seams, which increased their breathability quite a bit, but limited their longevity! Dunham corrected that problem in the new Terrastryder II, and added some other nice features.
Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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