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Re: RE Reinholds record still the one to beat? and route
Hey Adam, That is still the one to beat, though probably not for much longer. Here is a thread of one attempt that should be happening this summer: John Muir Trail - again Look that on...

In Editor's Roundtable » Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
February 13, 7:41pm

Soft Shell Material Warmer and Lighter
Got some answers direct from Polartec/Malden Mills. Doug was really helpful in getting their weight and warmth rating (clo's) for all their fabrics. Bottom line is that the Soft Shell is not a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Soft Shell Material Wamer and Lighter
December 12, 8:14pm

Down Jacket Patterns
Anyone trying to make their own down jacket from 800 fill down can go to www.thru-hiker.com They have a complete kit called the Whitney with a CD to help you out for just over $100. The jacket is s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finding a Down Vest Pattern
December 12, 8:01pm

Go Aaron!
Thanks for you answer on where to find record attempts. I'll be looking forward to seeing you success next summer. Maybe we'll see you wiz by. I'm doing JMT with son and a first trip fo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » John Muir Trail - again
December 07, 6:25am

Re: Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
I ditto Jon's question. Al, you have me going at thinking about making an attempt with my son. But what I can't figure out is where does anyone find what "The" current record is????

In Editor's Roundtable » Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
December 04, 7:56pm

Finding a Down Vest Pattern
I want to make an UL down vest (and maybe a jacket) but can't find a pattern. I found patterns for insulated vests, but nothing that is specifically designed for making something from down. Does...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finding a Down Vest Pattern
December 04, 7:46pm

Re: Is Soft Shell Material Warmer and Lighter
Thanks Everyone for your comments. I've learned that soft shell seems to be just a really great combination of 2 garments in one, but not a super wieght/warmth ratio renovation. Your comments sp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Soft Shell Material Wamer and Lighter
December 04, 7:39pm

Sythetics: Is Soft Shell Material Warmer and Lighter
Pretty cool, those are some hard stats to beat. How are synthetics for drying out once they get damp? Do they stay wet a long time, or dry out like the fleece.

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Soft Shell Material Wamer and Lighter
December 02, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Is Soft Shell Material Warmer and Lighter
Thanks Eric, I take it then that you would say that my 200 weight normal fleece (under my hardshell which is a RedLedge 11 oz top and 7.5 oz pants)would be warmer than switching to a Powershield...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Soft Shell Material Wamer and Lighter
December 02, 8:29am

Is Soft Shell Material Warmer and Lighter
Getting ready to make a jacket and pants for hanging around camp in freezing temps. I just stumbled on the soft shell Polartec material (Power Shield). Can anyone recommend if this will be the best...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Soft Shell Material Wamer and Lighter
December 01, 6:08am

All Reader Reviews by Martin Ritsi

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GlobalStar SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker
I have to weigh in on this becuase I almost didn't buy this based on the "spotty" (ha ha)reviews and my desire to have a dependable emergency device. I haven't got on my backcountry ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 09, 4:57pm