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REI
I'm in the market for a NeoAir (although I'm looking for an Xtherm). I'll pick mine up via REI using the 20% off coupon. That would essentially match your price and have free shipp...

In Gear Swap » FS: New in Box NeoAir XLite Reg. -- $125 + Actual Shipping
February 27, 11:58am

PLB
I explained SPOT vs. PLB to my wife and she suggested I go with the PLB. I think the 'no news is not necessarily bad news' part was the differentiator.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips to convince wife to let me go solo and still be around when I come back...
September 01, 9:17pm

Water repellent down
Interesting, they are going to all water repellent down in the bags.

In GEAR » REI 2014 Gear ... new tents, packs, etc.
August 27, 5:12pm

REI
The new return policy went into effect on 6/4/13. Items purchased before that time fall under the old policy.

In GEAR » New REI warranty, few questions about it......
August 22, 1:57pm

Polycryo
Thanks for the comments. I do have a polycryo sheet. This does a good job for water/mud protection. But, it won't do much in terms of puncture resistance. The Tyvek, on the other hand, ...

In GEAR » Tyvek footprint for Cuben Fiber Tent
August 22, 1:50pm

Tyvek footprint for Cuben Fiber Tent
Hi. I have lucked upon a Skyscape X CF tent. I do a lot of camping in rocky areas (e.g. on Mount Hood) and I am concerned about a rock poking a hole in the floor. I cut a Tyvek footprint that...

In GEAR » Tyvek footprint for Cuben Fiber Tent
August 22, 11:51am

Anish's comments
Hi, Sorry I haven't read all the posts and apologize if this has been mentioned. Anish gave here feedback on the ULA CDT here (grade C) http://runhikelivelove.blogspot.com/2013/08/gear-...

In GEAR » Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
August 22, 8:56am

Zpacks
You might consider something like the Zpacks Arc Blast. It is similar in design to the Osprey packs. The cost may be an issue, however, since they are cuben fiber. I have both a Zpacks Arc Bl...

In GEAR » Transitioning to "SomewhatLight"; Backpack recommendations for wife and me?
August 14, 7:58pm

Gone - Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and Poncho Groundsheet
Edit: Both items are gone. Thanks! For sale is my Zpacks Hexamid solo tarp with extended beak. This was just shipped to me in early July and I’ve used it only 1 night. It’s in essentia...

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp and Poncho Groundsheet
August 12, 10:28am

Try them
Here's an idea. I see that Zpacks has a couple of used/returned bags listed in the bargain bin for immediate shipment. You may be able to get one of those and try it out for size. Zpacks...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag sizing, reg or wide? EE vs...
August 10, 11:38am

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