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Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
I'd like to get a simple, lightweight pair of rain pants to wear occasionally while walking or riding my bike home from work. These rain pants would reside in my everyday work backpack (Osprey...

In GEAR » Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
April 16, 2:38am

Re: Re: Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
With treated clothing, do you need to worry about getting the permethrin in your eyes? In other words, would I need to worry about not rubbing my eyes with a portion of the clothing, etc?

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 15, 12:52am

Re: Static V
Michael, Just curious... what is the actual inflated width of your refurbished Static V (not counting the seam allowance on either side)?

In GEAR » Klymit Static V - Insulated or no?
April 14, 6:45pm

Weight on the Gramicci's?
Can somebody who has the Gramicci Rocket Dry Original G Pants please tell me how much they weigh? I'm just trying to get a ballpark figure. My size would be about a 34" waist x 32"...

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
April 14, 2:38am

Consider a hammock
I would suggest that you strongly consider a hammock + tarp combination for the Virginia AT. There is plenty to learn about this and I won't go into it here... But it is worth considering if y...

In GEAR » UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
April 11, 4:05pm

Re: Colors that repel insects?
...The color of my hand as it's coming down on them... That usually repels them well enough.

In GEAR » Colors that repel insects?
April 10, 11:59pm

Any more opinions?
Just resurrecting this thread because I'd like to hear a few more opinions about the usefulness of having the inferno option in place versus simply using the caldera cone alone for wood burning...

In GEAR » How much of a benefit does the TD Ti Tri Inferno insert provide for wood burning?
April 10, 11:21pm

Re: 'MerinoLOFT' from Icebreaker
From the website: "100% Polyester Fill: 88% Wool/12% Polylactide Body Lining: 100% Wool Sleeve Lining: 100% Polyester Exclusive of decoration" Why in the world would they say 100% p...

In GEAR » 'MerinoLOFT' from Icebreaker
April 09, 4:05am

Re: Casio PAW1300
+1 for the Casio PAW1300. They can be had brand new for about $170. They are basically maintenance free (time can be set via signals from a handful of atomic clocks all over the world) and they...

In GEAR » Reliable altimeter watch
April 09, 3:55am

Re: Re: Klymit Static V
Has anyone used the uninsulated Static V in conjunction with a ridgerest/z-rest foam pad equivalent? If so, what temperature were you comfortable down to? Those refurbished Static V's for $...

In GEAR » Klymit Static V - Insulated or no?
April 09, 3:46am

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