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Re: Specific boot eyelet required, please help
This happened with My Salomon Nytros two winters ago, the exact same eyelet. Got caught on my other boot on some technical terrain and ripped out completely. I asked whether I can repair it with...

In GEAR » Specific boot eyelet required, please help
June 01, 1:34pm

Great Lakes Trail
World's longest marked trail proposed around Great Lakes "It's a big idea — a 10,900-mile-long one. Melissa Scanlan, an associate professor, associate dean and director of the...

In On the Web » Great Lakes Trail
May 26, 5:48pm

Re: Recommendations for Duomid pole
I've used a flat tarp more often for bikepacking, but I've used a Duomid for a couple of trips as well. In both cases I use those Outdoor Products trekking poles from Walmart that have been...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Recommendations for Duomid pole
April 27, 8:44pm

Re: Re: Salomon X Ultra Mid GTX
"I have a pair of the Salomon X Ultra Mid GTX boots (309067). They are very light and very comfortable, but they have one serious flaw. They leak after only a small amount of use." ...

In GEAR » Salomon users: for winter snow/ice/rain/COLD
April 27, 7:38pm

Exped DownMat UL 7 (M) @ REI - $123.73
The Exped DownMat UL 7 (M) is on sale for $123.72 at REI's Deal of the Week page. If you haven't used your 20% off member coupon for outlet items, that would bring it down to $98.97. Wit...

In Gear Deals » Exped DownMat UL 7 (M) @ REI - $123.73
April 04, 5:47pm

Re: Small Travel Essentials Backpack
Another fan of the Black Diamond BBee here. I've used it almost daily for several years, commuting by transit and by bike. Taken it on long bus/train/plane trips as a day pack. Very tough fabri...

In GEAR » Small Travel Essentials Backpack
April 04, 12:48pm

Millet Trekker Stretch
I bought a pair of Millet Trekker Stretch pants on sale a few years ago. Integrated belt, several zippered pockets with inner mesh, cuffs can be rolled and buttoned up. 11.4oz. Not too warm in the ...

In GEAR » Stretch Zion but lighter?
March 27, 5:53pm

Re: R1 full zip knock off?
I remember Marmot had a full-zip gridded fleece top over a year ago. Right now looking at their tops, perhaps the Caldus Jacket is a match? Maybe Marmot on sale can be found for cheaper than Patago...

In GEAR » R1 full zip knock off?
March 09, 9:34am

Re: MEC T3
John, I think you'll love the T3. I've had one for about two years and much prefer it over the R1. The R1 never fit me right - too tight in the chest and armpits, constricting sleeves th...

In GEAR » Cant find R1 hoody on sale...found several substitutes by not sure which to get
March 08, 6:38pm

Borah 8x10
I bought the 8x10 tarp over a year ago. The 8x10 and 9x9 were both the same price, about $95 IIRC, and nearly the same weight. It was spec'ed at 11.6oz on their page, as it is now, but out of t...

In GEAR » Thinking about getting a tarp from Borah Gear, what extras should I get?
February 13, 8:38pm

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