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I've tried a few of them in local stores. My impression was that they seem good but hardly revolutionary. The ultralights are light but thin and you sink onto the ground if you are a side sleep...

In GEAR » Any word on the new Sea to Summit pads?
January 29, 9:01pm

Yup
Did some experimenting and yes, it does indeed increase boil times, presumably because the walls of the pot are insulated from the heat travelling up the sides. I still think carbon felt would m...

In GEAR » Carbon felt for cosy
January 29, 8:58pm

Carbon felt for cosy
I have been experimenting with using carbon felt as a pot cosy. The advantage is that you can leave it on the pot while you cook, which should significantly reduce cooking times. It is also quite l...

In GEAR » Carbon felt for cosy
January 28, 3:39am

me too
I have had the same thoughts recently. Another option I've found is the Haglof's Gram Shell mitten. Slightly heavier at 50g but potentially more durable with a 70D face fabric.

In GEAR » MLD eVent Rain Mitts
January 28, 3:36am

Re: i just want one
"I have absolutely no need for one and can't imagine when/where I'd use it, but holy cow I want one." My sentiments exactly. That green Keron in the shady woods just looks SO i...

In GEAR » *new* Hilleberg tent thread
January 24, 10:00pm

Re: Re: ZPacks carbon fibre staff
The non-stretch string in the groove is the most genius part! It's the lightest, simplest system I can think of. Another winner from Joe Valesko IMO.

In GEAR » ZPacks carbon fibre staff
January 24, 3:18am

meanwhile, down under...
The biggest outdoor retailer in Australia, Kathmandu, is notorious for this. They advertise their own-brand gear (which is crap) at ridiculous prices comparable to only the highest end stuff (Arc&#...

In GEAR » Beware of so-called liquidation sales
November 17, 7:54am

Re: Ideal
>Too bad Backcountry.com is out of medium or I'd be ordering with the 20% off coupon. Dan, true, and the Mirage is currently top of my list. But 8 denier more means 100% greater yarn weig...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 17, 7:03am

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For me, the cut, the fabric and the incredible anti-microbial qualities of the Give-N-Go boxers are unbeatable so far. I would be interested to try some Rohan boxers, but I am so used to the Exoffi...

In GEAR » Ex Officio boxer replacement?
November 15, 10:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Frost Line
Ryan, when I was in Taiwan I saw a box-baffled MB parka with "1000" on the sleeve and what felt like a 15d or 20d shell. It was the only one in the shop and I've never seen it even me...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 15, 7:03pm

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