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windshirt durability
My Houdini was the one clothing item that I wore every single day on my PCH ride and PCT hike. After 200 days of everyday use it is still totally fine and only has a few very tiny punctures. It i...

In GEAR » Logic Check: Windshirt
February 18, 7:37am

Re: How cheaply have you don't the PCT
When I do long solo travels such as bicycle touring or thru-hiking, I always stick to a budget of $10/day (including unforseen circumstances). For my PCT thru hike I did not see many people after ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How cheaply have you don't the PCT
December 09, 8:25am

Re: Here's mine
What is your ZPacks "Ultrarunner"? I've been thinking about customizing a ZPacks Zero for trail running with up to five days without resupply and by the looks of it you have already ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 3 day trail run kit
October 12, 9:11am

PCT 2012 Gear Review
Finished my NOBO PCT thru-hike on August 14 and figured I'd post a little rundown on the gear I used since it had two hundred straight days of use (two and half months cycling down the US coast...

In GEAR » PCT 2012 Gear Review
September 12, 1:15pm

ibex merino on the pct
I used Ibex Woolies top and bottom on the PCT (ls shirt and long underwear) and they got torn up. Someone gave me a cotton short sleeve shirt in NorCal and I used that the rest of the time. My ex...

In GEAR » Merino vs. Synthetic for a Thru
September 04, 10:01am

NB MT110
I used New Balance MT110 on my PCT thru hike. Although I usually prefer as little shoe between me and the ground as possible, I thought the MT110's were good for being pretty light and basical...

In GEAR » lightweight backpacking shoes
September 03, 11:23pm

Re: Re: 110
Yeah the rockplate tread held up really well. Lugs basically the same but lost some height. Blue tread was nothing by day three. By the end I could usually see a bit of the blue cushion layer co...

In GEAR » New Balance MT110 Failure and Resolution
August 30, 9:49am

Re: Re: MT110
Debri definitely gets in, but since I go sockless (and gaiterless) almost always the debri that got in from there was more of a concern than the finer sandy stuff from the mesh holes. And at the e...

In GEAR » New Balance MT110 Failure and Resolution
August 30, 1:33am

Re: new balnce
base pack weight less than 10lbs. sub 8? quite possibly. never weighed it. my pack weight got pretty huge at times. i stopped hitching and didn't send boxes so i went up to 300 miles wit...

In GEAR » New Balance MT110 Failure and Resolution
August 29, 11:21pm

Re: new balance
Thru-hike went well. Finished just over two weeks ago and I miss living on trail. My first pair of MT110's already had a lot of miles on them and I replaced them at mile 450. Next pair made ...

In GEAR » New Balance MT110 Failure and Resolution
August 29, 6:36pm

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