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Ripstop By The Roll carries several versions of Climashield Apex. Here is a link to their 5oz. They have a chart on their site ...

In GEAR » Synthetic quilt 30°F (-1°C)
August 11, 6:27am

next sock purchase
I'm on the border. I wear 13 4E or 14 4E shoes. Most socks say they fit up to size 13, but I usually can fit in to the normal size, but sometimes they are way too tight so I just move on to a...

In GEAR » Socks for big feet, sizes 14 and beyond.
August 06, 7:54am

ohm 1.1 hipbelt pockets
I use an older ULA Ohm 1.1. It is the original version of the Ohm that I sent back in to Brian (who still owned ULA at the time) to upgrade the hipbelt to the newer version that he was selling at ...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets yea or nay?
July 30, 7:17am

0.51 tarp
Not sure on the construction differences between .5, .7 and 1.0. All I can say is that my 11' x 7.5' cuben hammock tarp made with 0.5 has weathered some horendous weather without any pro...

In GEAR » Cuben Fibre strengths
July 17, 7:07am

E lite
I had the older version of this headlamp. I stopped using it when the rotary switch stopped working correctly. I kept having intermittent contact that would make the light flicker or shut off unt...

In GEAR » Petzl Headlamps
July 13, 11:18am

The Edelrid 19g is lighter than the Camp Nano. It weighs in at 19g and is also climbing rated. But I think it would be a bit overkill for bear bag hanging.

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 30, 8:45am

"I've tried NB 14 4es and found them to be tight. I got a pair of inov8 trailroc 255s and they are working just fine for me.They also don't feel like clown shoes as do the altras.The l...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet?
April 15, 6:14am

wide feet
Hi Randy, I feel your pain. I have 14 4E feet and wear NB/Dunham shoes almost exclusively. Having such boatlike feet, I got used to going to stores and asking them to bring out everything they...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet?
April 10, 7:01am

cat cut
I have a rather large cuben tarp for my hammock (11'x7.5' hex with doors on one end only). It has a cat cut ridgeline, but the side panels do not have a cat cut. I think the cat cut rid...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 10, 6:43am

I have an old Sansa Clip that worked great for me. But about 5 years ago, I put it in a drawer and started listening to all my podcasts and music on my phone. I kept the Clip around as a backup. ...

In GEAR » mp3 podcasts
March 25, 7:27am

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