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TNF Fission
I have no experience w/ Marmot's Pounder, but the TNF Fission is a favorite of mine. I can confirm your suspicion, its not ~quite~ as warm as the cat's meow -- but the fission is one of the most e...

In GEAR » Anyone compared Marmot Pounder Plus with The North Face Fission?
September 09, 12:33pm

BMW Cocoon Balaclava
There was talk on the boards of a balaclava made to the same specs as the cocoon pullover, w/ stated weight around 3 oz(?). The release date was originally expected sometime last spring. To my k...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hoodless bag/head insulation technique
September 04, 10:46am

cozy materials
Antigravity gear makes their pot cozies out of a material called Reflectix -- basically a foil-coated bubblewrap. Check Lowes, Home Depot, etc, w/the insulation products. (Also used in cars, prop...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Brown Rice
August 27, 11:52am

Arc X postscript
Also, in the BMW Arc X User Notes, the footbox loft is stated as 7" DOUBLE thickness, not single as per SUL article. A slight inconsistency, which added immensely to my confusion. :^0

In GEAR » Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
May 27, 12:09pm

Arc confusions
Hi Mike, Yes, I saw that in the FAQ. Thanks tho. I guess I've not been very clear in my explanations. I knew that Nunatak's Arc Special X is the same as BMW's Arc X. What threw me off was the ...

In GEAR » Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
May 27, 11:46am

re: Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
Bob - there is no 'Arc Custom' on Nunatak's site. That's just a generic term for any custom version of an arc bag. You must be thinking of the Arc Special X, which I reference above. You are rig...

In GEAR » Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
May 27, 8:30am

Arc Custom
I guess that was my question, in part. The specs I've seen for Nunatak's 'Arc Special' don't make it totally clear regarding the tapered loft. Either does BPL's page for the BMW Arc X -- it state...

In GEAR » Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
May 26, 10:08pm

Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
From the SUL article: "My sleeping bag choice is a custom 15.2-ounce Arc Alpinist X with a Pertex Quantum shell with 800+ fill down offering 2.25 inches of single layer loft that tapers to 7 inche...

In GEAR » Dr Jordan's SUL Arc Custom
May 26, 11:52am

lunar solo, pitching it
Hi Matthew, What do you think of the setup process for the lunar solo, as opposed to the tarp tents? That seemed to be BPL staff's main gripe, basically that it was harder to get a taut pitch on ...

In GEAR » Few Nexbiew Questions
May 24, 6:12am

UL synth bag upheaval!
Well, Alan, in case you haven't read the 05 Products update, I'd say my Fission will soon have seen better days. Cocoon Arc X (15) + Cocoon Pants (9) = 24 oz, about 10 oz lighter. Likely not as w...

In GEAR » Lightweight Synthetic Bag?
May 23, 6:39pm

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