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There's a Norwegian company that makes ski clothing that fits tall and skinny people well. Can't remember their name (sorry), but backcountry.com used to sell it. I think they make hiking p...

In GEAR » Tall and Slim Softshell Hiking Pants
April 25, 5:53pm

Could be
I'm no podiatrist, but I did develop femoral lateral syndrome from hiking. It's a knee problem where your patella shifts laterally (toward the outside). Based on what I've learned about...

In GEAR » Trailrunners cause knee problems?
July 01, 11:25am

taping seams
Bought some iron-on seam tape to tape seams on xpac pack. Should I be concerned about the iron causing xpac to delam? How hot should the iron be? Any tricks I should know about? Thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » taping seams
May 09, 11:21am

perfect
Thanks again, Dan

In Make Your Own Gear » seam sealing xpac?
May 09, 11:18am

Inside or out?
Thanks, Dan. Did you use it on the inside, outside, or both? If on the outside, how noticeable is it when dry?

In Make Your Own Gear » seam sealing xpac?
May 08, 1:43am

seam sealing xpac?
Nearing completion of my first myog pack, made out of xpac, and I want to make it waterproof enough to keep my sleeping bag dry through heavy rain without a liner. Should I use diluted silicon, sea...

In Make Your Own Gear » seam sealing xpac?
May 06, 9:37pm

Approach shoes
Running shoes dont work for me. Uncomfortable off-trail in rocky terrain, and long downhills result in lost toenails. I use La Sportiva approach shoes that I bought from REI. Not very light, but st...

In GEAR » Does Such a Shoe Exist
May 01, 9:43pm

20 lb tops ...
... for me. I bought both a Jam and GG Gorilla to compare. The Jam's hipbelt was superior, but there was no comparison in carrying comfort. Jam at 15 lbs felt about the same as the Gorilla at 25.

In GEAR » Comfortable load for a golite Jam2/3?
April 18, 7:51pm

Single v. double-wall
Mik, I've owned only one single-wall shelter. Actually it was a hybrid with a floor, mesh walls, and single-skin roof (SMD Trekker). I liked everything about it ... except the condensation. ...

In GEAR » performance between single and double walled shelters
April 16, 9:53am

bingo
Thanks for the heads up, Nick. I've been in the market awhile, just waiting for the right price. This fit the bill. Hopefully turns out to be a good decision ...

In Gear Deals » Stoic Somnus 30 on steep and cheap now
April 05, 9:32am

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