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I have a 14 month old too. We wear/carry him in all sorts of devices, including woven wraps and a Poco. He's been a sporadic hair-puller since he turned 6 months old. Toys haven't worked pa...

In GEAR » Baby carrier and long hair - any ideas?
April 13, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Hacking Wool Slacks?
"How much do they shrink? Why not buy a pair that are many sizes too big and wash/dry them to shrink them up good? Then they'd be bullet-proof, right? Or do they just shrink and shrink wit...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
April 12, 10:08am

kids jackets
Michael, I thought all the kids jackets were poly-fill. Or are your kids big enough that they're wearing adult sizes?

In GEAR » Uniqlo Down Compact Vest
April 11, 9:06am

Dale--we have an ever-increasing amount of "stuff" that we have the option to take with us. (Thanks, Industrial Revolution.) Stoves, headlamps--once upon a time people just built fires. W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
April 09, 7:07pm

nylopro / nylobarrier bags
Now that Litetrail has closed up shop, who's going to be selling these and when will they be available? Neither Google nor BPL search seems able to tell me.

In GEAR » nylopro / nylobarrier bags
April 09, 6:47pm

I'm with Tipi Walter on this one. Nature did a pretty good job with down. Ducks and geese are waterfowl after all. I'll be curious to see what the new dry down garments look like in a coupl...

In GEAR » Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
April 09, 1:02pm

how cheap is cheap?
Most of the "outdoor/travel" companies--Columbia, Ex Officio, Royal Robbins--offer synthetic pants with non-cargo styling. They all go on sale regularly. I think the nicest non-cargo synt...

In GEAR » Cheap decent synthetic pants?
April 09, 11:46am

Topo Oterro?
Minimal chatter on this brand so far. Anyone wearing the Oterro? Curious to see how they're panning out for people, especially in terms of durability. If they hold up better than Altras, I may ...

In GEAR » Topo Oterro?
April 09, 9:19am

go heavier
As a low-BMI female, I'd recommend the jacket with >6 oz fill. I use an older Rab Infinity down jacket that is spec'd pretty similar to the Frost Line and it comes on most every trip Oct...

In GEAR » Winter down jacket for 3 season use?
April 08, 5:50pm

The one at Gossamer Gear is the Euroschirm Swing Liteflex. Pretty sure the Chrome Dome was the same thing just rebranded, no? The full-length one weighs a little less than 8 oz; they also make a te...

In GEAR » Chrome dome replacement?
April 06, 2:45pm

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