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I had a 2013 RevX, down fill power was 850. This was the one with the modified Karo baffles that had smaller openings between baffles than in the past.

In Gear Swap » EE 20 degree RevX wide/regular
October 24, 7:39pm


In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 24, 11:56am

Re: arc blast in the rain
I have the new version pockets with taped seams and (supposedly waterproof) zipper. I think it might be the placement of the zipper across the top of the pocket, so that falling rain hits directly ...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 23, 6:54pm

arc blast in the rain
I've had the Arc Blast out in steady drenching rain twice now, each several hours, with no liner or cover, and inside my pack was bone dry. I must be lucky. The zpacks hip belt pockets did leak...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 23, 3:32pm

re: Long handled ti spoons
I have the S2S aluminum as well, and really like it, but it does have a slight texture to it. Not rough, but enough to need a little more effort to lick it clean.

In GEAR » Long handled ti spoons
October 23, 2:35pm

re: Aqua mira
> "The only issue is if you want to camel up at the water source and not carry as much as you'll have to wait before hiking." Not really. You're still carrying that water, j...

In GEAR » Aqua mira
October 23, 2:32pm

how did you backflush?
Did you backflush forcefully? I don't think it's stressed enough in the instructions how important this is. The filter pores can get clogged, and if you don't backflush forcefully you w...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 11:59am

Sawyer 16oz Water Bag
Like Kenneth, I use the 16oz bag that comes with the filter, but I cut off the top (the end with the spout and cap) rather than the bottom. When held with one hand with some water in it, the bag bu...

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 14, 5:03am

"big mini"?
Which Sawyer filter is the big mini? =) I had the squeeze and then the mini, and for me the mini had better flow. The membrane tubing is supposed to be the same on these filters, just less of it...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze 0.1 mini and regular flow rates
October 09, 1:46pm

re: Sawyer mini storage Q's
My thoughts (let the arguments ensue): - If the bag is totally, completely dry inside then cap on or off shouldn't matter. - I wouldn't store the filter with any water in it, bleached...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini storage Q's
October 08, 8:16am

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