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Re: Rain kilt
Hey Edward, I really like the argon material. It is super breathable. Passes the "darth vader test" very easily. The fit and finish is excellent and you can customize it however you wa...

In GEAR » Wind Pants + Rain Kilt -VS- Only Rain Pants
December 13, 11:23am

Re: Wind Pants + Rain Kilt -VS- Only Rain Pants
Hey KJ, I hiked the pct last year and used a combo of lukes ultralite argon wind pants (1.8oz) and a trash bag rain skirt (>2oz) for Oregon/Washington. I found that for me personally I could ...

In GEAR » Wind Pants + Rain Kilt -VS- Only Rain Pants
December 12, 3:29am

Thoughts
When I was hiking the pct this year I encountered a lot of dissatisfaction with Gossamer Gear from hikers. Their God awful communication is enough to deter me. One of my good buddies that I hiked m...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Gossamer Gear
November 20, 4:24am

Re: Re: Tyvek
Awesome Kelly. Enjoy your setup and make sure to post up your thoughts on it when you get it.

In GEAR » 3 Tarps: Choose 1
October 27, 4:39pm

Grace solo
Hey Cesar, Don't know if this helps you but I have a Cuben grace solo tarp It's a 7x9 that tapers to 5' at the foot end. 1.) It weighs 5.8oz oz without guy lines or anything. I u...

In GEAR » Simple questions about 6 x 9 tarps
October 25, 5:14pm

Grace tarp?
I carried a Cuben grace solo on my pct thru hike and found for me personally that it was the perfect size for moderate storms and bivy-less tarping.

In GEAR » 3 Tarps: Choose 1
October 24, 8:04am

Pee bottle
Just looks like a repurposed orange juice bottle. I don't understand anything about this bag. What's is its purpose??

In GEAR » UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
October 16, 3:27pm

Layering for the go
I'm a big fan for using layers that keep you warm on the move, but not for sitting around. I've found personally that the puffy jacket is heavily overused. On my PCT thru hike I used a mela...

In GEAR » Webcast presentation from Sierra Designs about layering
October 13, 11:43pm

Layering
While I will not be able to attend, I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say!

In Gear Deals » SD LIVE event tomorrow: Layering strategies.....
October 06, 3:48pm

Pak-liite
I haven't read the whole thread so excuse me if my methods don't apply to your needs. I used a 9volt "pak-lite" and a Fenix LD01. It's on my pct thru hike. much better to h...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
October 02, 5:27pm

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