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Sorry on the ZPacks Bivy. I already bought it. Cheers, P

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Bug Bivy & ZPacks™ Pertex Quantum Bivy, Ruta Locura carbon fiber poles for Hexamid twin or Tarp
September 14, 8:04pm

I may have perhaps washed it once (not sure if even that many times). I usually let the rain do the washing. The Neoshell is supposedly less susceptible to the pores getting plugged with dirt and o...

In GEAR » Long-Term Durability of Polartec NeoShell?
September 12, 5:26pm

My approx 2-year-old Westcomb Shift LT jacket is starting to leak. There is nothing obviously wrong with the material; no delamination, no tears or stresses, never got poked by thorns, etc, just l...

In GEAR » Long-Term Durability of Polartec NeoShell?
September 12, 3:00pm

Re: ... Answers
Sorry it took a while to respond. I've been on a month-long crab research trip. If there is nothing working in my favor or against me (wind, tide, chop, etc) I can cruise at 3.3 mph in the A...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking across Kodiak Island, Alaska
August 28, 5:08pm

I should specify that I use a 24oz Camelbak Podium bottle. I bet something bigger would be a chore to get in and out.

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 05, 10:57pm

Great pack
Yer gonna dig it. Easy to mod too since you can pull the packbag off the frame. I seam sealed the exterior of the seams on the main bag with aquaseal and the inside of the seams on the talon. It ma...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 05, 8:44pm

It varies?
I returned a set of hiking poles where the locking mechanism actually ate through the shaft of the pole to the point where the pole section snapped. I bought them a few months BEFORE the new return...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 5:00pm

Add, then subtract
If finances are tight and you need to dump the SS2 before getting a potential replacement, then I guess you have no choice. But if you really want to play it safe and yet still try some other model...

In GEAR » what else is better than the TT SS2?!
July 27, 10:44pm

Porter or Unaweep
I own both packs (Unaweep w/ 3900 packbag, and a 4400 Porter). The Unaweep carries significantly better. Not that the HMG is bad, but it basically just feels like more of a sausage on your back...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 22, 1:19pm

22% off
REI membership 10% off REI visa 5% off Access REI via Activejunky.com 7% off Total savings: 22% Not too bad.

In Gear Deals » REI Visa Card...
July 18, 9:27am

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