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Re: Re: Inov-8 durability
> Frankly I'm sick of patching up my inov8s and replacing them so often. After my first 4 days on my last pair of 330s: - a lace loop wore through - the heels started peeling off - the st...

In GEAR » Inov8 Roclite 305 Long Term Durability
May 18, 5:36pm

Re: Let's give this a nice healthy cut.
> Price: $32.50 CONUS. I prefer MO but can accept PP if the buyer forks the 3%. You can't ask for Paypal fees, and you would probably have better luck in the Gear Swap forum. Just sayi...

In GEAR » FS: Mint XL Chocolate Fish Merino T-Shirt
May 17, 2:16pm

Re: Do hiking poles build upper body muscle
> get some wrist weights, like 2+ lbs each, in addition to your poles If you get tired out from them, throw them in your pack. You might even try it on a moderate out and back overnite, use them...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
May 15, 8:50pm

Re: Waterproof/Dustproof Point and Shoot recomendations?
I too, have been happy with the W30. Looks like the W60 will go out to 28mm on the wide end. That was my major wish from the W10/W30's 38mm. I may just sell mine and get one.

In Photography » Waterproof/Dustproof Point and Shoot recomendations?
May 14, 3:33pm

Re: Re: Inov8 Roclite 305 Long Term Durability
Hey Ken, the Roclite 285 doesn't have lace loops. They have eyelets more like the 305. Also noticed that the 295 is on sale at for $65, if you happen to be looking for another ...

In GEAR » Inov8 Roclite 305 Long Term Durability
May 14, 3:21pm

Re: New Balance vs. Inov-8
All the New Balance shoes I have had run true to size. I would suggest going a half size up with Inov-8. Which ones you getting?

In GEAR » New Balance vs. Inov-8
May 13, 3:47pm

Re: Hydration System to use with In Line Filter
> replace the bite piece of the Platypus with a locking Camelback one Platypus has a locking one too.

In GEAR » Water filtration/hydration system??
May 12, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Frontier Pro lifespan
Both are valid reasons, but I expect that the decreasing flow rate will entice you to ditch it before the listed lifespan is reached.

In Make Your Own Gear » Heavier, Better Gravity Filter for the Lazy Backpacker
May 12, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Our Lightest Cozy Yet
"I sew for beer" Not really... I can't sew a lick... but I WOULD if I could.

In GEAR » Our Lightest Cozy Yet
May 12, 4:57pm

Just wanted to say that I have 2 different styles of X-Socks, and haven't been impressed. Even with all the fancy knitting, they are not all that breathable.

In GEAR » What socks do you prefer?
May 11, 7:46pm

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Dirty Girl Gaiters
Dirty Girl Gaiters are cheap, light, breathable, simple and dang cool looking. What else could you ask for in the way of general usage ultralight backpacking gaiters? Only one thing... I wish they wo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 27, 10:07pm