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Re: packs
I am just in the process of selecting my first UL pack. Was looking at Gorilla, Blast with stays, or Jam 50; or possibly Hornet 46, Porter 3400 or Kalais though I suspect they are too big. Andrew,...

In GEAR » What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
June 11, 2:15pm

using a bear proof container
Hi, You might drop the bear line and carabiner; to my understanding you do not want to tie anything to the cache since a bear could carry it away.

In Gear Lists » JMT, Early July, 1st Thru-Hike
May 23, 1:32pm

Lightweight backcountry
Thanks Paul. Missed the release on the Race bindings. What do you think of using them for backcountry? I simplified too much on the steeper comment. Hope everyone else gets the point that eve...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear: Part 2 - Advanced Nordic Ski Mountaineering on UL Tele Gear
December 21, 11:39am

lightweight backcountry
Nice timing. Just decided to go "modern" from leathers with thinnies and have been researching/purchasing a backcountry plastic boot, "lightweight" system. I wanted to go free...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear: Part 2 - Advanced Nordic Ski Mountaineering on UL Tele Gear
December 20, 5:37pm

hiking staff/monopod/tentpole
One alternative is luxurylite.com.

In Multiple Use Gear » Hiking staff/ monopod/ tent pole (duomid)
May 17, 8:18am

Re: re: Jam 50 sizing
David, Thanks very much for the advice. Large sounds right. I started reducing my load last year but this will be my first frameless pack. I am looking at is as "learning" pack, so I w...

In GEAR » 2012 50L Golite Jam (out of the box)
April 25, 5:35pm

Jam 50 Sizing
Some posts on earlier versions of the JAM said that the sizing is out by one size. I've got an 18.2 to 18.5" back length. Anybody know if the medium will fit well? My other packs seem to...

In GEAR » 2012 50L Golite Jam (out of the box)
April 25, 3:06pm

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