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Re: T zips are superfluous
I think the opposite. IMO and IME, minimal openings on inners limit access into the inner, and also, limit access to the vestibule, so restricting the direction in which you can lie if you want t...

In GEAR » Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
October 24, 8:13am

KISS
I'd keep it simple. Use separate inners/bivi/bathtub for flexibility. Sewn in mesh is extra weight when you don't need it. We have had an Oware 9x9 for 4 years and like it a lot. I h...

In GEAR » Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
October 21, 4:44am

If fully 'solid' inner, beware of using a calendared fabric
If going for very light stuff, check it's specs -IME you don't want to be using calendared (cired) or downproof fabrics like Impetus or pertex for an inner tent (unless having a good area o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 20, 2:44pm

Mariposa Mods
I got a 2012 Mariposa earlier this year. It replaced an Exos 58. Much more comfortable for me. I don't find lack of compression an issue per se, but found the pack base 'drooped...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla vs. Mariposa recommendations and...coupon code?
October 11, 11:04am

got some
I missed the boat on silnylon in any of the (dull) colours I wanted from Ripstop by the Roll sale, so went for the 'Ultra Waterproof' in Black from Montana Software. It arrived in England...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any feedback on Silnylon from Montana software?
September 30, 3:05pm

Re: Duomid XL name and Superfly
Wonder why he called it Duomid XL. It's not really IMO. Something else again. There was a thread on Facebook asking names for this shelter - Reckon there were more apposite ones suggested. ...

In GEAR » Duomid XL
September 29, 3:47am

Re: Re: Sewing Climashield Insulation for a sleeping bag question
which flavour is the 'regular' climashield? ;) I Made a quilt from Climashield xp around 5 years ago. I initially used stabilising loops a la Rayway Quilt. Many of them snapped! (despi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Climashield Insulation for a sleeping bag question
September 26, 9:30am

Burly lines
the reason MLD supplies lines like that is because as Jason says, thinner types can slip. Without a securing slipperry hitch (which sort of defeats the object of linelocs!), 1.8mm will not rliably ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 21, 12:14pm

fuzzing
yeah it does a bit but it depends on the pack strap fabric and probably only aesthetic. I have a 4 year old Montane jacket made of equilibrium, which is still sound and not bad looking. It's ...

In GEAR » Late to the Pertex Equilibrium party
September 16, 3:21pm

sewing p n p
Along the cut there will be no seam allowance so I would bind the cut edges with a slightly heavier fabric, and stitch leather to that. not sure how you are planning to sew the other edges of the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Working with pile fleece and Pertex fabric?
September 05, 10:24am

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