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Thanks, guys.
I thought that was the case with Backpacking Light....but when I googled "trekking pole grips", I found the following and it gave me some hope that they were back to business. http://www....

In Make Your Own Gear » Any ergonomic trekking pole grips besides Gossamer Gear? What happened to the "Backpacking Light" grips?
August 28, 11:06am

Any ergonomic trekking pole grips besides Gossamer Gear? What happened to the "Backpacking Light" grips?
I posted in the main forum and received no responses. Thought I'd try here. The GG grips look great! But they are more than twice the price of the older "Backpacking Light" grips t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any ergonomic trekking pole grips besides Gossamer Gear? What happened to the "Backpacking Light" grips?
August 28, 7:59am

WTB: Gossamer Gear or similar ergonomic grips, cork or foam.
I realize it's a long shot...but does anyone have an extra set of grips to sell?

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gossamer Gear or similar ergonomic grips, cork or foam.
August 26, 8:02pm

Re: the rattle
"After trying many of the "fixes" I've come to the conclusion that there isn't a good permanent remedy to the noise and that it is loud enough to make me want to avoid using ...

In GEAR » Locus Gear Trekking Poles
August 26, 3:21pm

Any ergonomic trekking pole grips besides Gossamer Gear? What happened to the "Backpacking Light" grips?
The GG grips look great! But they are more than twice the price of the older "Backpacking Light" grips that look identical. Of course, the "Backpacking Light" grips are out of s...

In GEAR » Any ergonomic trekking pole grips besides Gossamer Gear? What happened to the "Backpacking Light" grips?
August 26, 2:52pm

Re: i don't pack raft, but i've been a dinghy sailor and have worn a dry suit in the winter for frostbiting
Are you asking me, Richard? If so, yes...I wear a life jacket. Always. It's standard/mandatory equip. PFD = life jacket. But I'm a whitewater kayaker, not a packrafter. You've disco...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 26, 8:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
To expound a bit more....I think the case I'm referring to was a very rare event. The story could have even gotten skewed....there could have been other factors that wasn't seen/told. I do ...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 26, 8:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
Luke, It has been a long time, but, it seems I remember the neck gasket was repaired with duct tape prior to putting on...and that the repair failed on the river. I don't think it's s...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 25, 10:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
Actually, David....the fatality I mentioned happened to a expert paddler whose drysuit neck gasket was torn. Not only did his suit have a tight neoprene waistband, he had his snug spray skirt tunne...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 25, 8:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
Don't be offended that I corrected you, David. Few need to be told they could get hurt if they get off the computer. However, there are certain facts that can easily go unnoticed by many...fact...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 25, 4:06pm

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