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Hexamid FTW
I've never used the Solplex, but I'd take the Hexamid solo which I too already own. + 0.3oz lighter + $105 cheaper + Easier to dry removable groundsheet over mesh + Mesh seems to prot...

In GEAR » Hexamid solo vs. Solplex
June 04, 9:15pm

Showing faces
Along those lines...I would like to congratulate both photographers who showed faces. It is easy for the person behind the camera to get shy, or for backpackers to fall behind while fiddling with t...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Photo Contest Winners!
December 12, 10:22pm

Why Thank You
There are a lot of great pictures here, I don't envy the judges (though I suppose the weighting system makes it easier for them to shoulder the burden of handing out places). For better or ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Photo Contest Winners!
December 10, 11:59pm

Chinese Jacket
Yeah, this is a pretty typical Chinese jacket. I've looked for things like this over there, but never purchased because I had no way to assess weight, quality, or performance. And-E, I am a...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
November 24, 4:30pm

reply
Ian B. wrote: "The funny thing is that this ebay company adds no value to this wind shirt that I can perceive by adding the logo. It seems far simpler to just remove the logo or create t...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
November 17, 2:24am

Almost good
It's good, but Zpacks already makes a lot of stellar shelters. I'd have a hard time choosing this over the original Hexamid Solo, Hexamid Twin, or new Hexamid Duplex. The solo is lighter an...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid Solplex
November 14, 8:34pm

Chinese market?
I honestly think the jacket is legit, it seems like an example of an item of Real Chinese Clothing (Real Chinese Clothing, like Real Chinese Food or Real Green Tea, basically does not exist in the ...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
November 14, 8:21pm

Consider the Chinese Perspective
The average Chinese factory worker was/is a peasant farmer, using a hand-whittled stick with metal on the end to scratch the ground for peanuts to subsist on. Literally. The farmer raises pigs, the...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
November 14, 2:48pm

RE: Sirui T025x
The leg locks work great, no problems there. At only 1.5 pounds it clearly will not be as sturdy as a 3 pound tripod. In the "storm pitch", with the smallest leg segments retracted, the c...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
November 11, 8:29pm

Wind speed
I wonder a lot about that too. Whenever someone mentions a wind speed, I imagine myself standing on a truck moving at that speed, and usually conclude the person was exaggerating or misinformed.

In GEAR » Accurately Estimating Wind Speed
November 07, 10:26pm

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