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Re: Great 70-90L Pack for Extended Traveling?
Check out the Arcteryx Altra 65 or 75. They're beefy as all get-out and the ability to unzip the main compartment makes them a great traveling backpack.

In GEAR » Great Pack for Traveling?
February 28, 3:02pm

Re: Hiking Pants
I love my Arc Rampart pants. They're very light and the material is thin enough that I can actually roll the legs all the way up past my knees for makeshift shorts. I also love that they have n...

In GEAR » Hiking Pants
February 25, 3:14pm

Re: Comfortable sleeping pads?
The REI camp beds are super plush. The biggest is 3.5" thick, but when deflated goes down the size of standard 0.625" CCF pads...25"x6" or so. Not light (~6 lbs) and not super s...

In GEAR » Comfortable sleeping pads?
February 25, 2:14pm

Re: Re: Cuben DuoMid
I think it's Dyneema, but I'm not 100% sure.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid Recommendations
October 22, 11:58am

Rope vs. Webbing
The silnylon version is like dynamic climbing rope. The cuben version is like Dyneema webbing. Both are absolutely awesome at their intended task so neither is "better", but their tasks d...

In GEAR » Aaaaah! Apologies in advance: Trailstar - Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
October 19, 12:16pm

Re: What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95?
I absolutely love my Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60. I don't have a hanging scale and it's too big for my food scale to get a true weight, but it's spec'ed by Granite Gear at 2 lbs 14 o...

In GEAR » What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95?
October 11, 4:38pm

@Jon Your second point is why I usually have to wear more expensive hats and why I don't really have many hats at all. Mass market hats that come in S-XL sizes or one-size-fits-all never fit...

In GEAR » Best backpacking hat?
October 09, 9:54am

What it won't do...
@Scott What it won't do is jump on your head and debit your bank account without your permission so I don't think you have to be so worked up about its price.

In GEAR » Best backpacking hat?
October 08, 9:18pm

Re: Seasonal/Climatic Choices
@Eric Yes, Tilley hats are ALL COTTON...unless, of course, you buy one made of wool, nylon, hemp, or raffia. ;)

In GEAR » Best backpacking hat?
October 08, 7:20pm

Re: Re: Let's Talk Recycled Water Bottles
@Doug I don't care who ya are, that's funny right there.

In GEAR » Let's Talk Recycled Water Bottles
October 08, 4:25pm

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