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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

Grams per day
I use my Jetboil Sol stove more or less exactly as you outlined (my dinners probably use a little more hot water and I also do a hot drink in the evening), and I use about 16-18g of fuel per day, s...

In GEAR » Canister fuel. How many boils?
July 17, 9:26am

Leaking takes a while
I own lots of hiking boots, almost without exception sporting Goretex linings. They have pretty much universally been waterproof for years of hard use, though eventually the material breaks down. ...

In GEAR » BOGUS WATERPROOF CLAIMS BY BOOT COMPANIES
July 16, 8:40pm

VX fabric
"Philip, the inner scrim on my VX21 and VX07 packs suffered a fair bit, especially along the bottom sides. Never seemed to amount to anything other than cosmetic damage." Once the scri...

In GEAR » Gear spew from the Packraft Roundup
July 16, 10:00am

Same but different
I've got a Moment DW too, and fold-roll it as described above. Quite straight forward. When I do the same with the SS2 the extra peaks in the fly and the suspended floor/interior just seem to ...

In GEAR » How do you fold your Tatptent SS2?
July 16, 9:17am

How do you fold your Tarptent SS2?
I have a TT SS2 and I cannot figure out a nice way to fold and roll it for storage in the sack. I own tons of tents and most of them are quite straight forward, but this thing is an insane chaos o...

In GEAR » How do you fold your Tatptent SS2?
July 16, 1:39am

Good stuff
I'm also getting a little turned off to the 50d cuben stuff. It's not up to hard, long use. On the seam issue though, a good counter measure to BOTH the fashion aspect and stitching expansi...

In GEAR » Gear spew from the Packraft Roundup
July 14, 10:25pm

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