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Re: When/why would I use wash-in DWR as opposed to spray-on?
They both leave a layer a few atoms thick on top of the old DWR. No known health of breathability effect unless you put them on with a shovel. Wash in is easier. Spray on works on things you can...

In GEAR » When/why would I use wash-in DWR as opposed to spray-on?
June 28, 3:42pm

Do non-breathable rain chaps work?
I've never used rain chaps, but I'm intrigued by the idea of eVent Packa + chaps. There seem to be a lot of rain chaps in non-breathable fabrics. I presume somebody is happy with them, sinc...

In GEAR » Do non-breathable rain chaps work?
June 20, 10:26am

Stabbing
"the knife because sometimes I want to stab something" What do you stab? We have shortage of bears, marmots and water cache thieves around here. I can't think what I would want ...

In GEAR » Sharp Thing Nirvana?
June 19, 12:54pm

Bathtub
So long as your separate groundsheet is a bathtub, and will stay that way in a flood, I can dig it.

In GEAR » Why floorless tents are actually better for the fastidious
June 19, 12:27pm

Chaps and breathability
I really wonder about the rain chaps. I have some Rab Hispar long gaiters, meant for boots, which are eVent for about the top 70% and non-breathable polywhotsit around the ankles. If I wear them...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)
June 19, 6:19am

AGG
I have an "AntiGravityGear Flex Air Utralight Pillow" inflatable which is basic but very light (under an ounce). I find it works well partly inflated in combination with a garment or two ...

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
June 18, 5:53am

Solomid
And here I was thinking the MLD Solomid would finally get a BPL review/rating. ;) Those are useful short reviews. I waited for this Trail Designs vs GOLD stove review, before pulling the trigger...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4a: Gear Reviews
June 12, 10:38am

Gag
Well, I find it amusing

In GEAR » Am I forgetting anything for a Sierra trip?
June 11, 11:01am

Re: Re:
It's always puzzled me how people carrying only map (sheets) that can blow away in the wind get all hot and bothered about "what if you lose your phone". Never have made sense of it.

In GEAR » Am I forgetting anything for a Sierra trip?
June 11, 6:02am

Is it just wind?
Looking back, I think I answered your question a bit too directly. Yes, the Trailstar will laugh at 50mph winds and the others can be made to cope. However, there is another question: up there i...

In GEAR » Wind-resistance of ultralight, 2-person shelters?
June 10, 5:28am

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