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Re: iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
I have owned the 3GS, 4,5 and I always just carried the phone totally nekkid...have never had a problem with scratches or broken anything. When I got the 6 I bought the Apple leather case ONLY beca...

In GEAR » iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
March 03, 3:33pm

Re: Marmot Quasar Hoody vs MH Ghost Whisperer
Have you considered Montbell? My research for each of my two puffies always lead me to Montbell for performance/weight/price. I have the UL Down Parka and the Alpine Light Parka and could not be h...

In GEAR » Marmot Quasar Hoody vs MH Ghost Whisperer
March 01, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
>>The gear garage has me worried. I like the design choices on the main tent, but have to agree...a "gear garage" that is open on both sides seems to me to be woefully inadequate...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 01, 6:41am

Re: Re: Re: Sale starts tomorrow
I'm pretty sure that the owner posted (either on these forums or on his website, can't remember which) that he removed all the purchase buttons while they were on vacation to avoid any conf...

In Gear Deals » Keep an eye on Borah Gear
February 22, 5:54am

Re: NeoAir XLite reflective delamination If your pad shows no signs of damage from abuse, Thermarest will replace it pretty much no questions asked with the most current version...

In GEAR » NeoAir XLite reflective delamination
February 17, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Taking off old seam seal to replace....
I have experienced this type of failure quite a few times, but always with MSR products. Each time MSR replaced the item under warrantee. In fact, they just replaced a Hubba rainfly that was itself...

In GEAR » Taking off old seam seal to replace....
February 10, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: waterproofing for fabrics
I would not feel comfortable claiming that "X" was "the best" unless I had tried, and compared, all options. That said, I use McNett ReviveX exclusively and have no intention...

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 10, 3:33pm

Re: Sierra Designs Cagoule and Chaps are finally available
I pretty happy with my rain system, but will be extremely interested to get some feedback from real-life, in the field testers. Please, any one who takes the plunge on these, post your experiences.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Cagoule and Chaps are finally available
February 07, 7:14am

Consider the responsibility for replacing damaged luggage contents
It is my understanding that in the case of luggage damaged in transit, airlines are responsible for the replacement of the contents, NOT the luggage itself. If you check the backpack then damage to...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 06, 9:07am

Windom Hood
I'll take it if still available. PM incoming.

In Gear Swap » FS: Wide Variety of Quality UL items...ready for the taking!
February 04, 8:31am

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Java Juice Coffee Extract
I love coffee. Let me rephrase that. I *LOVE* coffee. I own just about every coffee making appliance for backpacking imaginable...MSR MugMate, GSI one cup espresso maker, french press, etc. etc. T...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 28, 5:12pm