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Re: Re: Fuji
Hi Stephen This trip report might be of interest in relation to Kamikochi and Yarigatake: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=9...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 19, 8:10am

Re: Re: News of Jeff Lowe
Sad to hear ... but, in relation to internal frame packs, as I understand it, it was his brother Greg Lowe who founded Lowe Alpine.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » News of Jeff Lowe
May 20, 7:02am

Nano nano
Just on the nano point, I used to do a lot of insurance work and about 8 years ago Swiss Re did some research on possible issues with the nano products coming onto the market at that time. The con...

In GEAR » Polygiene: A Stand Up Company
April 13, 4:10am

Actually, that's a really timely post because I was just about to throw out some really good NZ cycling tops because they're mostly polypro and I can't keep them from stinking. And I w...

In GEAR » Polygiene: A Stand Up Company
April 11, 2:15am

Re: Yamatomichi packs
That price conversion looks right. The yen is pretty strong against the USD these days.

In GEAR » Yamatomichi packs
April 06, 3:53pm

Yamatomichi packs
Saw these packs in OdBox when I was in Tokyo at Christmas/NY. "Yamatomichi" means "mountain and road/path" Exquisite quality. Because these particular packs were called...

In GEAR » Yamatomichi packs
April 06, 8:22am

Exped Summit Lite 25
Hi All Did a search but couldn't see any prior threads on this pack ... apologies if there are. http://www.exped.com/switzerland/en/product-category/backpacks/summit-lite-25 Weight is ...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25
April 06, 7:08am

SMD packs
I was just looking at SMD's website and there didn't seem to be any packs listed - has Ron stopped making them?

In GEAR » SMD packs
November 22, 3:01pm

Re: Re: Potential move overseas - Japan
Hi Miguel Is that last photo Kinpu-san?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 22, 6:55am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Japan
"You just need to make the cabbage$$. A single American professional needs a pay package of no less than ~US$8k/mo if you want have a shot at a fun/decent life here with housing taking up near...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 22, 2:58am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm