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Re: down is for camp
Since your sleeping bag is only 32 F, taking the warm down jacket makes sense. It should be easy to keep the down jacket dry, and if it gets a bit damp it will dry quickly on a sunny day. There...

In GEAR » Safe UL Wind + Rain solution
June 14, 7:02am

Re: Safe UL Wind + Rain solution
For Colorado in August the 14 oz down jacket is overkill. I have been warm in the evenings with a lightweight baselayer and hat plus a Montbell UL synthetic jacket containing 1.8 oz/yd primaloft...

In GEAR » Safe UL Wind + Rain solution
June 13, 9:35am

Etowah Gear windshirt
Does Etowah also have plans for a hooded version?

In Editor's Roundtable » Appealing Apparel (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 04, 10:01pm

Re: Tyvek Raingear in hand
I tested some tyvek pants from by placing a seamless portion of the fabric over a bowl and adding an inch of water. Within an hour a lot of water had leaked through the fab...

In GEAR » Tyvek Raingear in hand
August 30, 1:25am

Re: Tyvek Raingear in hand
Does the jacket have a hood? I haven't found a hooded jackets, only hooded coveralls.

In GEAR » Tyvek Raingear in hand
August 22, 7:27pm

Re: Foot Care Supplies for Sandal-packing
An effective treatment for dry and cracked feet, particularly deep heel cracks, is a 25 percent solution of urea. It softens the cracked skin, accelerates the healing process, and does not sting a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Foot Care Supplies for Sandal-packing
August 20, 9:18pm

Tyvek durability
Excellent article! The Tyvek pants are SUL. How durable are they compared to Propore and to Golite Reeds?

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Rainwear 2008: Current Favorites, New Introductions, and New Technologies (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 13, 10:30pm

SUL ZPacks Origami Pots
Link to Origami Pots Lighter than a beer can, built-in handles, come in sizes up to 1.3 liters. Specs for pots (without lids): 0.75 liter, 20 grams 1 liter, 25 grams 1.3 liter, 2...

In GEAR » SUL ZPacks Origami Pots
August 08, 11:00pm

pulse oximeters and altitude acclimatization
While acclimatizing I follow the mountaineers maxim, `sleep no higher than 1000 ft above your previous nights camp'. But I'm curious as to whether a pulse oximeter can be used to provide a ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » pulse oximeters and altitude acclimatization
August 04, 11:10pm

Re: "Misting" Silnylon!
Miguel, do you have access to a high-pressure hose? With that you could test whether the silnylon leaks at high pressure. I suspect that silnylon with a sub 1000 mm hydrostatic head does leak un...

In GEAR » "Misting" Silnylon!
July 23, 12:26am

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