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Re: Ticks at Wilcat, Point Reyes?
I have not seen ticks at either Sky or Glen. Actually, I haven't seen a tick at Point Reyes. They are probably waiting for you;) Henry Coe has insane ticks. I sit on my Ridgecrest for two mi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ticks at Wilcat, Point Reyes?
December 28, 8:02pm

Re: MLD Pack Sale
I've personally drifted away from Facebook but did pop on in to check the sales. I am loving my Exodus, although I haven't taken it outside. The details are very nice and well executed, ...

In Gear Deals » MLD Pack Sale
November 26, 10:18am

Re: Great combo.
Yeah, the thread is a little old, but this was a 90's staple. Alpine start for first Whitney attempt.Many hours later, early on the switchbacks when I realized that I wasn't going above 12...

In Gear Lists » base layer and running shorts
November 25, 10:23pm

Tyvek envelopes
Definitely love the free tyvek mailers. Use one for stakes and trowel and I got a another lovely tyvek stuff sack with my MLD Exodus;) And the ones from MLD also include identification tags for ...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 6:53pm

Re: rocky gtx socks
Thank you, gentlemen.

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 19, 2:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Gore-Tex socks.
Justin, Did you size up from your normal shoe size for your Rocky socks?

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 18, 7:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Jerry's baffle
The "good ol' days". The first time I saw anything over than 650 was on the Feathered Friends site in '98 or '99. Pretty crazy how fill power has changed. Cherynobyl geese?

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 15, 12:34am

Re: WTB: Snow Peak 600ml Single Wall Titanium Mug
Just buy one. Backcountry has a 20% off coupon right now. It's the kind of thing you end up with at least two of anyway; one in the car and the other in your pack.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Snow Peak 600ml Mug
November 14, 11:23pm

Re: Re: Re: New and Updated MLD gear
Hey, John, It was honestly more a failure of living in LA and storing gear in my garage, but OR was fantastic about their warranty. I ended up with a new single hoop bivy for free. This is a...

In GEAR » Recently New and Updated MLD Gear
November 14, 8:18pm

Re: New and Updated MLD gear
Just got my Exodus. Liking the wasabi and details a lot. Thanks, Mr. Bell You may want to update photos on the MLD website to show the updated zigzag side compression. It's very nice.

In GEAR » Recently New and Updated MLD Gear
November 14, 7:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Matthew Black

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Six Moons Designs 2011 Swift
I purchased a 2011 Swift and am posting my initial impressions. I haven't had a chance to take it out yet. Customer service from Six Moon Designs was excellent. Their website clearly stated tha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 05, 10:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've purchased a 2010 Lite-speed for my wife. Women's size S weighs 4.8 ounces, 5.3 ounces in the stuff sack. The sewing quality is excellent. Seams are taped or lapped. There are no loose ed...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
June 30, 4:47pm