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Duomid and SMD Serenity Net Tent
Best option for me and my 90 lb. pooch. Sometimes he sleeps in the vestibule, sometimes the net tent with me. Your 16lb dog will be a nice mate in an 8 oz. net tent with a nylon floor he can'...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 17, 1:15am

Re: "Are rain pants necessary?"
I am with Pete. I don't pack them unless I KNOW I am getting soaked. Ii wear nylon pants and bring base laers. Never been terribly uncomfortable.

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 13, 3:02am

Small Zero
The small is probably 1,500 ci in the main bag. I would order a small and ask Zpacks to make it 3-4 inches taller than the standard model. I did this and it worked out great. It's around 1,7...

In GEAR » Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
April 09, 6:51pm

"Kind of Underwhelming"
This seems to be the common sentiment. I'm not sure I'm interested any more. Should we try to separate the wheat from the chaff as it were, out with the old in with the new (and relativel...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
April 09, 6:48pm

BD a Raven 65 cm.
I have a black diamond raven ice axe at 65 cm. I'd sell for $40 shipped. If interested let me know.

In Gear Swap » WTB MICRO-SPIKES / CRAMPONS and ICE AXE
April 05, 2:07am

sunny window
I cant' imagine plugging in an aquarium pump or other method to do this. You guys are handy. I hang mine upside down in my sunny kitchen window, and 24 hours later it's dry as a bone. Ha...

In GEAR » Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
April 04, 1:34pm

One size fits all
There are two adjustable sizes I thought. There are tabs on the web page with all the details, specs, etc. Lots of info. Maybe they just added it.

In GEAR » Six Moon Design Fusion Pack now on website
April 02, 1:03pm

Rain Pants.
Take a jacket or pocho. Leave the pants and the kilt at home. If you have nylon pants to hike in, they'll dry fast enough for summer in the sierras. I spend bout 30 nights a summer up there and...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
April 01, 3:01am

Yeah ... might as well
It's a good step toward an open tarp or other system. It's kind of freeing to get beyond the traditional or hybrid tent where you are all zipped up inside all of the time. I have the Hexa...

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
March 31, 4:51pm

Zpacks
Has a nice cuben stuff sack with one side of the interior lined with fleece. It makes a great pillow, and I use it for my extra clothes. Anyway, highly recommended UL pillow system. Works with a...

In GEAR » cuben stuffsack for pillow
March 30, 11:29pm

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