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Re: Why are osprey packs so popular?
Many people are not in a financial situation to buy a new pack every year or 2. Plus some would rather buy something once that will last for a while and not have to be replaced. If you have $ bu...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 11:46am

Re: osprey packs
People trim straps off packs of all types. others have to order pockets and extras that adds additional weight that isn't on the spec sheet. the pole holder weights like an ounce and can...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 10:20am

Re: availability/proper marketing
Jake S. you sound overly butthurt over this. Funny, as the OP stated the Exos series is pretty damn popular with the AT thru hiking crowd. I see many of them while in the white mountains an...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 7:47am

Re: why are osprey packs so popular?
Have the Exos 58 and 34. Fits great, pretty light w/ frame to carry up to 30lb. I try to stay under 25lb total and I have no pain or discomfort. plenty of other features that keep me happy. ...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 04, 8:52pm

Re: Sub 4 pound single skin tent...does it exist?
Lightheart Gear Solong 100" length hybrid wall. add a few oz for seam seal http://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php/tents/lightheart-solong6-tents/product/view/7/7 oops.. not freesta...

In GEAR » Sub 4 pound single skin tent...does it exist?
May 03, 5:10pm

Re: "Exos 58 + Mora"
"Alas, I have no small machete, and while I do have trekking poles, I have no idea how to use that thingamajig." shorten poles at least one section, tips into the hip loop, handles ...

In GEAR » Exos 58 + Mora
May 02, 8:45pm

Re: ""Don't buy expensive ___; save your money and buy good _____.""
Using a cycling mantra.. save for contact points. Shoes, pack, sleeping pad, quilt. The things you are in contact with the most. Hiking in comfort and sleeping well are important. They don...

In GEAR » "Don't buy expensive ___; save your money and buy good _____."
April 30, 4:08pm

Re: Re: the opposite of ultralight
White Mountains AMC Hut Croo guys and girls do 80+ on a fairly regular basis on packboards. 100lb load is a right of passage for them.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
April 29, 9:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: things to consider
Troll or SAR case in the making..

In Gear Lists » This is my wilderness pack
April 28, 6:51am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Irrational Solo Fear
I like hiking/camping with friends but will do solo if plans can't be made. it does take some getting used to. I do pretty long days anyway so that helps with the sleeping. And if it doesn&#...

In Philosophy & Technique » Irrational Solo Fear
April 24, 8:17pm

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