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Cuben Gatewood
Just for the record, we are working at bring out the Gatewood in Cuben. I know there is a great deal of interest. We've made a couple of them here and I took one to Spain for 6 weeks last fall....

In GEAR » Gatewood cape or something else?
April 08, 8:41am

Re: Naughty
Those who seek the flaws in others while ignoring their own failings. Tis the season of joy and forgiveness!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 23, 3:33pm

Trekking Pole tents.
You should note in your review of trekking pole tents. That everyone who makes and sells these tents also sell optional poles (either aluminum or carbon fiber) to use in place of trekking poles. Ma...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 16, 1:01pm

SMD - Flight 30 SUL?
First, I won't venture into a discussion about what constitutes an SUL kit. There are enough definitions floating about these days. Second, the Flight 30 wasn't designed as an SUL pack. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 15, 8:57am

Popular (cottage) Backpacks -Elemental Horizons
As another congratulatory shout out to my friend Mathew at Elemental Horizons. In addition to his line of packs, he also designed the new pack being produce by Klymit. It's not a trade secret, ...

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 06, 11:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben usage in mountaineering tents.
Just a few final thoughts before moving on. >> > There is the question of shock loading. One must wonder if the inherent stretch of > silnylon is enough dissipate forces over twice...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 10:59am

Re: Re: Cuben usage in mountaineering tents.
>> I will reiterate my main concern: the lack of stretch. << It is true that Cuben doesn't have the stretch of Nylon. But then again polyester doesn't either and unless my me...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 05, 3:21pm

Cuben usage in mountaineering tents.
I’ve been working with Cuben for over 5 years and have a pretty good idea of its properties, both good and bad. Unlike Roger, I’m far less quick to be dismissive about Cuben’s potential in mo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 05, 11:10am

Six Moon Designs Packs availability
I'm currently in Japan doing an unveil of the new Fusion line. When back in US next week I'll have pricing ordering info. Fusions should start shipping mid - April. Flights are sometime later.

In GEAR » Timetable for new SMD packs?
March 20, 9:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
Sorry Dave, you can't weasel your way out of this quagmire by tossing out a few Latin words. The fact is that you made a claim "but 120 days of mild use is 120 days of mild use". N...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 26, 10:21am

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