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Re: Re: Re: In my defense
"stop trying to win the race of designing "the lightest jacket"." Crazy talk!! : ) Ryan

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
February 11, 10:51am

Re: Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
I've used one for a couple years. Pretty sure mine has an asymmetric shape/head end though?? Either way, it works fine although a little short for me. As others mentioned, the shelter your hang...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
February 11, 10:11am

Re: talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
I've owned four different packs made from hybrid cuben. I'm a big fan. With that said, if you compare it to Xpac fabrics it will usually come in 2nd place IMO. It's only real advantage...

In GEAR » talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
February 10, 10:34am

Re: Re: Off Trail Hiking in East Tennessee
Pogue Creek Canyon SNA - This area looks like it will be an awesome off trail hike. No one around and awesome scenery. Looking forward to getting there in Spring. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Off Trail Hiking in East Tennessee
February 09, 10:46am

Re: Off Trail Hiking in East Tennessee
Jarod, I'm from East TN and have been on several off trail trips in both the Smokies and Big South Fork. It's not illegal to hike off trail in those places, only frowned upon because ran...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Off Trail Hiking in East Tennessee
February 07, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Almost
Interesting. How long would the rice hold heat? Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Vest filled with rice
February 06, 3:37pm

Re: Which Tape?
I like 9460pc over 9482pc solely because it has less initial tack. If you make a small mistake sometimes you can pull on the cuben to make it peel off and try again. The 9482pc will occasionally ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » Good material for MYOG cuben tent prototype
February 05, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Great stuff
"Truth be told, Ian, I often feel pretty powerless" I think most feel that way, me included. I feel that way about the voting process usually, but that's for a different thread, I ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 12:05pm

Re: 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
What is luggage typically made of 330d-500d nylon? I'm guessing here, never really looked into it. I've seen some pretty beat up luggage. Ryan

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 05, 11:52am

Re: Re: tom
"And now I have a question for you, Michael: Do you ever ask yourself why we are, and have been since 1993, involved in every significant conflict around the world? Always fighting in other pe...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:45am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm