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Re: Re: Pliers
Greg, There are certainly different materials of construction - plastic, brass, steel, etc. ; and different "styles" like uretek (water-repellent type), but I am not aware of different &...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 11, 10:44am

Pliers
Dan, The body is made up two separated pieces (not quite equal halves) that travel along the length of the zipper. These "halves" start to separate. So in your analogy, you want to squ...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 11, 9:03am

Failing #3 Zippers?
We have found that almost all of the #3 zipper "failures" that we see are a deterioration of the sliders rather than the zipper coils themselves. With grit and dirt on the zippers it beg...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 11, 8:46am

hemming feet/sergers and raveling threads
This is Judy - LIghtHeart Gear. first, the stitching on a serger will NOT unravel if a thread breaks - the only type of stitch that unravels that easily is a chain stitch. Now, some sergers will...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roll Hem hemmer foot on sil-nylon
March 14, 2:36pm

LightHeart Gear
John S., The issue causing us to ask which hiking pole you use is that a number of brands of poles have fatter tips than others. Our patented support system uses a piece of half inch PEX (cross- ...

In Gear Deals » LightHeart Gear, 20% off through 12/31
November 30, 1:32pm

Solo tent with 2 doors
Check out the LightHeart Gear SoLong 6.

In GEAR » Solo tent
November 18, 8:48pm

LightHeart Gear Tents
Take a look at the LightHeart Gear Solo or SoLong. All LHG tents have integrated flys and quick and easy set-up. The standard versions use a high hydrostatic head sil-nylon that have a minimum ra...

In GEAR » Tent options besides Nemo Obi Elite and Big Agnes Fly Creek Platnum Model?
October 18, 10:42am

thread
Judy here from LightHeart Gear- with Gueterman thread, make sure the label says made in Germany. Some of it (or at least in the past) was made in Mexico and of much more inferior quality. They a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polyester Core-Spun Thread Source
May 12, 7:10am

LightHeart Gear tent poles
Chase - this is Judy from LIghtHeart Gear, Can you please email me privately? info@lightheartgear.com Thanks

In GEAR » LightHeart SoLong 6 - Cuben
March 27, 3:54pm

"LightHeart SoLong 6 - Cuben"
Chase, Where do I start? You've got a bit of a mess. First of all, I'm not sure why you have lengthened the corner tie-outs with the yellow cord. This should be removed. Try to start w...

In GEAR » LightHeart SoLong 6 - Cuben
March 24, 9:25pm

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