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Re: Re: Small Travel Essentials Backpack
Patagonia has some nice crossover packs. The 25L Ascensionist seems to have replaced their Lightweight Travel pack this year. New colors too. Maybe too technical for your purpose. Probably some...

In GEAR » Small Travel Essentials Backpack
April 03, 4:39am

Re: Re: sub 5 lb -does it really matter?
"Which is honestly harder? Hiking 200 miles in 8 days with a 27 pound pack, or. Hiking 200 miles in 5 days with a 15 pound pack? Which one would I rather do? Duh..." IMO, this k...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
April 01, 3:58am

Re: minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
Japan is virtually alone in the so-called sport of "shower climbing" which is basically wading mountain streams and climbing up and over waterfalls. They have even commercialized a whole ...

In GEAR » minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
March 30, 2:22am

Re: Re: No
I actually measured this last year with the help of a heart rate monitor and foot pod while training. Short of actually running, varying pack weight between 2kg and 12kg makes no significant differ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 30, 1:48am

Re: 15-20C
We bought a different £7 IKEA 4TOG quilt when we moved into our new flat last Autumn. Unheated room temp never drop below 66F/18C in the flat over the Winter and we were fine sleeping in light cot...

In GEAR » CHEAP summer weight synth quilt option?
March 28, 12:06pm

Re: Re: CHEAP summer weight synth quilt option?
Price drop due to my error in original post quoting the double size 200x200 instead of the single 200x150. My thinking is the TOG rating is regulated spec by EU law and I figure 4 TOG = ~3CLO =...

In GEAR » CHEAP summer weight synth quilt option?
March 28, 10:19am

Re: camera gear pack
Matthew, a few years ago I also looked for a lightweight pack capable of carrying dslr kit for 3-5day hikes. I settled on the Granite Gear Aji w/Airbeam frame option and it has been more than "...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 28, 3:19am

CHEAP summer weight synth quilt option?
I saw this at our London IKEA yesterday and wonder what the experts here think of it. Considering the high fill weight to total weight ratio and the Euro 4 TOG rating, am I wrong assuming the sythe...

In GEAR » CHEAP summer weight synth quilt option?
March 27, 4:55am

Re: Summer Quilt Options?
I'll preface this by saying I have not researched cottage or MYOG synthetic options but I saw this duvet yesterday at my local London IKEA. Considering buying it to supplement my Winter kit. No...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Summer Quilt Options?
March 27, 3:17am

Re: Re: Re: HH / Waterproof"ness"
I don't care for the feel of Paclite fabrics pieces I've had or seen. Feels like they are made with cheap washi paper. I have a lightweight 3 layer Gore-Tex Active jacket I really liked, th...

In GEAR » gtx paclite vs gtx pro waterproof duration
March 22, 2:57am

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