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Does Schoeller Dryskin sag-out and die?
I have some old Cloudveil Schoeller Dryskin ski pants I loved but moved to lighter pants. When I quit using them, they had grown too big. I had lost weight but not height, so I fear Schoeller migh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does Schoeller Dryskin sag-out and die?
November 20, 11:24am

Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions
Daryl Daryl wrote: "The pseudo-science wet weighing numbers I posted above, however, show that water is being held by the garments tested....both nylon and polyester." Nothing pseudo a...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 08, 11:40am

re Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
Reading with interest as I'm planning to rebuild a belt on my DIY pack. Used bad foam that sort sunk under use, belt to long and narrow. I want to go much wider and maybe switch to 3d mesh. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
November 02, 11:13am

re: which waterproofing agent?--reconsider Scotchguard
Wanted to bump this for for en-route findings from my once every three year attack on the mystery of what, PRECISELY, is in "tech-wash" and DWR, other than adjectives, adverbs and other h...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
November 01, 12:53pm

Lightweight mid trail running/hiking shoes/boots - breathable, no Gore-Tex?
Thanks, spelT! Had found the five tens, but this is a number of choices. Lowa and Danner Extroverts most intriguing.

In GEAR » Lightweight mid trail running/hiking shoes/boots - breathable, no Gore-Tex?
October 30, 9:41pm

Fun and fancy food ideas
My favorite, from back when I cooked, is fresh bread. Well, I kept it to fry bread, but that's still nirvana. Dress it one way and call it pizza. With enough linger-time it's great for di...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fun and fancy food ideas?
October 29, 9:59pm

non-WPB mids update?
Am bumping this 3-YO thread in slim hope that, despite my search yielding the contrary, some new source of non-WPB mid-boots is emergent. I have Merrell Moab Ventilators, which fit wonderfully, ...

In GEAR » Lightweight mid trail running/hiking shoes/boots - breathable, no Gore-Tex?
October 17, 2:59pm

Tyvek grades
>Charlie, >How do you define 'good stuff'? >The stuff that is used on houses is sold in hardware stores everywhere... but the rolls >are huge and expensive. Perhaps some har...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek bathtub floor?
October 16, 5:07pm

Tyvek bathtub floor?
At one point after adopting Tyvek for groundsheets, I read & then did the washing machine trick. I hung the sheet on the line until it stopped dripping then, on a lark, weighed it before and a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek bathtub floor?
October 16, 2:02pm

re any reason to use a softshell
Way too heavy, Justin. Not a gear-wonk, I read all these good comments to see if I'd missed the long-ago introduction of super-light softshell (my heavy softshell, REI)...like an AirCore versio...

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 30, 10:17am

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