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Marmot Zeus
REI has some Marmot Zeus 800 fill down jackets for $119. These can be found for as little as $99 if you catch the right deal. (TJMAXX usually has some in the fall). Under a pound and more than warm...

In GEAR » Sub 1lb. Sub $100 jacket?
April 15, 12:04pm

Dry on clothes
Once it's completely dry on your clothing, it's pretty tightly bonded to the fabric and doesn't come off easily. You wouldn't have to worry about it getting in your eyes, certainly ...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 15, 11:05am

3 ounce per garment
Sawyer recommends 3 ounces per garment, 6 ounces per "outfit"). Which means that one 24 ounce spray bottle will treat 4 shirts and 4 pair of pants. That's about what my experience has...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 14, 6:31pm

army documents
Here's the military handbook on insect protection: http://www.afpmb.org/sites/default/files/pubs/techguides/tg36.pdf Starting on page 30 are four methods of permethren treatment: soaking ...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 14, 4:29pm

# washings
The number of washings is largely irrelevant. In tests of military uniforms treated with a wash-in product versus factory coating, the wash-in was about the same after 50 washes as the factory-coat...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 13, 10:14pm

Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
OK, I know it's spring. I spray treated a few pieces of hiking clothing (pants, shirt, socks, ballcap) with Permethrin this week. If you've seen the crazy expensive Insect Shield clothi...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 12, 2:43pm

I second the Tenacious Tape repair. That will work well on a down jacket. Heck, it even works for a Thermarest mattress repair. If you want a permanent sewn fix, here's sewing technique tha...

In GEAR » Need advice on how to properly patch my down jacket.
April 04, 2:19pm

PU laminate
The proprietary waterproof stuff is usually PU coatings (lower price) or PU lamination (higher price). In both cases, the price point will be lower than Gore-Tex branded apparel. In some cases, it ...

In GEAR » Non-GoreTex hard shell coatings ?
April 02, 8:51pm

Depends on how often you car camp?
It looks like to me that you really don't have a comfortable car camping tent. For the price of the tent you are considering, you could buy an awesome 3P or 4P car camping tent that would impro...

In GEAR » 3 tents into 1 tent -- talk me out of it
April 02, 1:58pm

I have used Nikwax Down Proof wash-in DWR treatment on a Marmot down sleeping bag and several down jackets. No problem. Leaves a slick "water resistant" finish on the fabric. Definitely b...

In GEAR » Revivex Treatment for a Western Mountaineering Micro Fiber Down Bag?
March 25, 3:16pm

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Marmot Essence
I picked up a 2011 model Essence rain jacket on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx for a price that was literally irresistable. Grabbing it and taking it as fast as I could to the checkout line felt like s...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 03, 8:32pm