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Lightest stuff sack/daypack?
Hey all, I'm doing Whitney this summer from the west. Regarding the notorious "drop your pack" junction I'm hearing about, I was just going to bring my pack to carry camera gear...

In GEAR » Lightest stuff sack/daypack?
March 30, 10:43pm

I like Rab
Patagonia merino feels "wetter" to me when sweating, so maybe better for hot climates. Rab meco really feels like its wicking better.

In GEAR » Patagonia Merino 1 Long Sleeve tee as good as Rab Meco 120?
March 29, 11:11pm

Yep
I totally agree! I only carry it because she makes me. She likes the check-ins to know in still alive. One time while on a trip my spot II message didn't get through for 2 days. Kinda fre...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 11:12pm

Haha
Yeah now that I look at this thread objectively...I paid $150 of my dividend to attempt to save 1 oz. :) #donttellmywife

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 9:17am

Weight
I bought it because the website specs say 5.2 oz for gen2, and 4 oz for gen 3 w/ lithium batteries. I measured 4.15 for both on my scale with batteries....not sure what's that's about. ...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 12:47am

Cheaper
Sorry just noticed the low cost part of your post. In that case I'd just keep an eye out for any generic 100wt fleece. Many options around $20 at around 8-9 oz.

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 12:36am

Warmest light fleece
I bought the lands end aircore fleece a while back, it's really nice and soft... But honestly doesn't seem warm at all. Maybe just me. I'd have to say my MEC T3 hoody is the lightes...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 12:32am

Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
I used my REI dividend to upgrade to the new spot gen 3 to save an ounce. However it takes 4xAAA batteries unlike the gen 2 which took only 3. Net result: They way exactly the same!!!! I can&...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 27, 9:42am

Line locks
Yep I just received some from zpacks last week. They definitely help. But for some reason I've still got some flappy sections. Perhaps I do need to just experiment in the backyard until I ...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 26, 1:17am

Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
Hey there. I have a Zpacks Hexamid solo plus. While I love the weight and space, I'm finding its hard to get a tight pitch, and thought the wind flapping might get irritating. I thought abou...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 25, 6:38pm

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