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Re: was canyoneering fishing recently
Funny, must be a bad year for both rattlers AND bugs in the grand canyon of the tuolumne. Was there last week, a bug headnet was still almost a required item, unless you were planning to use inhal...

In GEAR » The new headnets on the home page
August 27, 11:35am

Re: Looking For UL internal frame pack
Gossamer Gear Mariposa. Around 4000 cu. in. if you include the web pockets, two delrin stays, uses your sleeping pad as a framesheet, packs up really well, weighs 17.3 oz. I can carry 30-35 lbs. ...

In GEAR » Looking For UL internal frame pack
July 08, 12:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mariposa (et al.) for hammock users
Maybe you should check out the new line of packs from ULA equipment. The pack material is dyneema, which is about as bullet-proof as you're going to get, short of kevlar <g>. ULA is at ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
June 10, 8:49am

Re: Evolution
Rookie (1969) pack: canvas rucksack on bent up alumium external frame bag: camp 7 down bag (15 degree?) pad: ensolite shelter: tube tent water carrier: canteen cooked on: fire cookwear: alum...

In GEAR » Evolution
June 08, 5:33pm

Re: Mariposa (et al.) for hammock users
I have a regular mariposa, and I don't think I'd try to use it without a pad in the pad pocket while using the stays, as they'd be rubbing directly on your back. I can't comment on the minimal num...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
June 07, 9:05pm

Re: hey stomach sleepers
I'm a stomach sleeper at least some of the time, and I like bags with hoods. I just flip over with the bag, so the hood is over the back of my head and the opening ends up facing the ground or wha...

In GEAR » hey stomach sleepers
April 20, 11:22pm

Re: need pack suggestions
You might consider getting either a osprey aether 75 or a ula equipment catalyst. The latter might not be enough pack either volume-wise or in load carrying ability, but it looks like a sweet pack...

In GEAR » need pack suggestions
April 18, 9:51pm

Re: Need a pack
Gossamer Gear Mariposa. 40 lbs is probably pushing it, but I've carried up to 35 lbs in mine, no big problem. The canister has to go in the pack upright (don't believe the photo on the website sh...

In GEAR » Need a Pack Reccomendation
April 13, 12:17am

Chinook sizing and model
I have an older chinook in large, which is my normal size. It fits well, though I do have an athletic build. What colors does your local shop have? The newer ones were put out in more of a s...

In GEAR » Marmot Chinook sizing?
May 12, 12:50am

Bigger but still light packs
Check out the gossamer gear G4 ($85 at, or construction instructions available at Alternatively, perhaps the golite gust; apparently there are still a few 2003 m...

In GEAR » How do you Go Ultralight Without Spending Major $$$? (please ignore previous thread).
March 13, 9:11pm

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