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Re: 130 miles in two days?
+1 on getting as much weight off of your back as possible. 10+lbs is noticeable but fine for me, but 25+lbs would leave my shoulders, neck, and ass very sore for that amount of time. Walking, you c...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » 130 miles in two days?
April 23, 8:00pm

Re: Flash 18
A lot of people like their Flash 18s here! Mine from a few years ago comes in at 9.5oz with a myog 0.6oz sit pad in there. It's not too bulky to pack without the pad in there. The new one appea...

In GEAR » hike to base camp - day/side hike pack suggestion
April 16, 9:46am

Like it!
I love the new look! Very refined and clean and visually simple. Many little things could use cleaning up but as it is now, it's very user-friendly already. - I agree that the vertical space...

In Gear Deals » New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
April 04, 11:14am

+1 tenacious tape
I didn't understand it that way, it sounds like he IS on the trail and has stuffed it away in his bag to prevent down loss. +1 on tenacious tape, someone on the trail is bound to have a bit....

In GEAR » Need advice on how to properly patch my down jacket.
April 04, 10:36am

"The mysterious Japanese company behind the world’s best zippers."
Okay, not so mysterious for most of us here. This is an older article but it doesn't appear to have been posted before. More of a fluff piece, but a fun, quick read about YKK. "Yoshida ...

In On the Web » "The mysterious Japanese company behind the world’s best zippers."
March 19, 9:57am

REI Flash Packs and Quarter Dome Tents on sale
Some notable items on sale at REI Outlet's deals of the week. These aren't UL, but for the traditional design they're definitely lighter. I've read good things about these on BPL. ...

In Gear Deals » REI Flash Packs and Quarter Dome Tents on sale
March 14, 9:13pm

UL7 more slippery
Compared to the regular Synmat, the UL7 is even more slippery. Definitely no snag there. Unfortunately, this also translates to a bit of sliding around if you're on an incline.

In GEAR » UL Synmat 7 texture?
March 13, 9:36am

Re: Aurora Borealis
Incredibly beautiful. Thanks for taking the time and sharing a few photos.

In Photo Gallery » Aurora Borealis
February 20, 10:59am

Thanks!
Thanks for the report and pictures! It looks like the fallen trees could be the damage of something like a smaller microburst. I've seen this sort of damage plenty of times in southern Michi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sweden's E1 Trails
February 17, 1:10pm

Re: Re: REI exchange
I wouldn't say it's the norm for this Chicago store, either. I definitely don't want to tinge the location's rep with a rude experience. The employees are generally excellent, frien...

In Gear Deals » REI Changes Return Policy To One Year Time Limit
February 13, 1:05pm

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