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The main thing I see that's missing is something in between running shorts and shirt and the full winter/rain gear for hiking. The microfleece or the baselayer stuff would be great at night, bu...

In Gear Lists » White Mountains / Pemigewasset Wilderness Pack List
July 26, 12:38pm

Re: Thanks!
>>> A side issue is abrasion resistance: all lightweight tent fabrics are terrible. No getting around it. Nylon, polyester, whatever - they're bad and customers experience problems in ...

In Gear Deals » My idea of the ultimate family backpacking tent has just been launched on Kickstarter!
July 24, 11:20pm

Re: Thanks!
Really enjoyed the videos and the whole presentation on your Kickstarter page. You really highlight the fact that there is no free lunch in tent design, only a series of trade-offs between this and...

In Gear Deals » My idea of the ultimate family backpacking tent has just been launched on Kickstarter!
July 24, 12:10pm

All brands
Just about every running/fitness/hiking/athletic brand makes lightweight tech t-shirts: Nike, addidas, UA, Marmot, Patagonia, Brooks, New Balance, and on and on and on. In the US, the cheapest plac...

In GEAR » Replacement: Marmot Lightweight Crew T-Shirt (Cocona)
July 22, 11:31pm

Re: How long does Insect Shield last?
Walter: My understanding is that it is UV exposure, more than anything, that ultimately kills the permethrin effectiveness. That study, showing a one-year time frame, was done with Forest Servic...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 20, 1:01pm

Polartec Alpha - half price
If anyone is curious about Polartec Alpha, but choking on the price tags, there are half price sales on the Marmot Isotherm jacket and Isotherm Hoody. This is Marmot's version of the Patagonia ...

In Gear Deals » Polartec Alpha - half price
July 16, 12:30pm

Re: Sierra Trading post - Columbia Mesh insect blocker
That would be a terrific product. A permethrin treated mesh hoody.

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 1:36pm

ExOfficio Bugsaway deal
Or, if you prefer factory treated clothing, Sierra Trading Post has a bunch of ExOfficio BugsAway permethrin treated items: BugsAway link Sign up for their email, and you'll get a stream ...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 12:47pm

Difference: Sawyer vs. Martins
From looking at the manufacturer's data sheets (click the names), there is a very slight difference between Sawyer brand permethrin and Martins brand permethrin. Sawyers: 0.50% Permethrin...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 12:35pm

Watch the dilution rates
Be careful. There are different concentrations. The Martins 8 ounce bottle below is 10% permethrin. To mix up a refill for your Sawyer spray bottle, you put 1 ounce of concentrate with 19 ounces of...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 14, 11:26pm

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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