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Re: Re: Re: Arc Haul vertical frame: flat or round ?
"I can't see how they would pop out of mine either as you describe, the stitching of that webbing piece is complete, except for the very bottom where the stay normally enters" We...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
July 29, 1:23pm

Re: Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
Camped in a saddle on the Pine Mountain Trail in Virginia in late March with a group of college students, about 10 years ago. It's been lightly raining all day, but at sunset the wind shifts an...

In GEAR » Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
July 26, 7:38am

A different wildlife-at-the-house story
A different wildlife story, one which does not involve predators. Our house has a two car garage under the master bedroom. The garage has thin metal doors which make a hollow booming sound when ...

In Chaff » Circle of life
July 22, 4:41am

Re: no weight
That's what I thought. I don't think you can get a good idea on fit without some weight, maybe 20 pounds or so to get it to settle.

In GEAR » Another Pack Fitting (ULA Circuit)
July 15, 8:51am

Re: Another Pack Fitting (ULA Circuit)
How does it feel? My Circuit always rode significantly lower, so the top edge and load lifters were below my shoulders, but then I have no hips and the hip belt was much lower than you are wearing ...

In GEAR » Another Pack Fitting (ULA Circuit)
July 15, 6:08am

Oldie but goodie
I don't recall seeing a Rainshadow in this thread yet. Forgive me if I missed yours. This is on the long ridgeline of Stone Mountain in the Mt Rogers National Recreation Area in Virginia in Aug...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 12, 7:25pm

Re: pictures
The Arc frame is made by bending two carbon fiber stays that sit on the outside of the pack, using cord and cordlocks attached to the mesh back panel. The Circuit has one center stay, buried pre...

In GEAR » Mods to ULA Circuit
July 11, 8:09pm

Re: ZPacks Arc Haul
I wore the pack for a six day hike on the AT in Southwest Virginia (Atkins to Damascus). The key pocket turned out to not be an issue at all. I could easily roll up the top with my wallet and c...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
July 11, 7:59pm

Re: Do you pack a pillow?
My wife loves her Coccoon pillow. Me, I'm partial to my Zpacks stuff sack with the microfleece liner - turn it inside out, put some clothing inside, instant pillow. (Yes, I do have spare clothi...

In GEAR » Do you pack a pillow?
June 25, 11:25am

Re: ZPacks Arc Haul
My Arc Haul just showed up in the mail. Preliminary thoughts: 1. Like everything else I have received from Zpacks, this is exceptionally well made. 2. It's going to be hard to fill this ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
June 22, 3:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Ken Bennett

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Photon Freedom Micro (White)
The newest version is the Photon Freedom To The Max, which uses some sort of new technology in the LED that doubles brightness while not using any more battery power. Nice. The Doug Ritter edition ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 17, 6:10pm

Marmot Ion
I just received my Marmot Ion jacket from Campmor, and I agree with the two most recent posts. I don't think it's sil-nylon, exactly, but my hiking test had water beading up on the inside whil...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 17, 6:04pm