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UD vests / sizing / bottles
Sorry, I don't have photos of the bottles. Stay tuned! Yes, the vest thing is a little tricky with regard to sizing. The AK and PB come in 2 sizes, and the SJ in 3. We hope that about cover...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 02, 12:50pm

Re: Re: Bruising and sloshing
For 2014 UD is coming out with a soft bottle. This is a very cool innovation that works extremely well with the vests and should eliminate the bruising issue. It can also eliminate sloshing if th...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
October 02, 8:14am

Re: PB Adventure Vest with Trekking Poles
Yes, you can use the Z-poles with the PB vest, no problem. If you PM me I'll send you a photo.

In GEAR » PB Adventure Vest with Trekking Poles
September 15, 3:33pm

Adventure Vest
Well, I'm very interested in anyone's feedback on use of the UD Adventure Vest (PB) for fastpacking. What do you like? What do you not like? What do you want to see in the ultimate fastp...

In GEAR » a good fastpack?
September 03, 5:30pm

Fastpack
I certainly don't mean to belittle what Hal & Mike did. They were, after all, nearly 10 hours faster than me!

In GEAR » a good fastpack?
September 02, 8:55pm

fastpack
It feels to me like Mike & Hal didn't take the JMT all that seriously. And, though they did get the record (barely!), they kind of got spanked in the process. They apparently didn't t...

In GEAR » a good fastpack?
September 02, 4:33pm

Sierra High Route
Here's my trip report from the Sierra High Route, which we hiked 7/27-8/5/13: http://pbakwin.home.comcast.net/SHR-TR.htm Great trip!

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route
August 21, 4:34pm

light shoes
Both Merrill Trail Glove and La Sportiva Helios have been very durable for me for running. Haven't used them for hiking. The Trail Glove is a true "barefoot" shoe (zero drop, very m...

In GEAR » Are trail runners supposed to fall apart?
August 15, 3:02pm

Ultra Raptor
+1 for La Sportiva Ultra Raptor. Just used them on the Sierra High Route, which is, well, rocky... The sticky rubber really works well for rocks & the Raptors have the stickiest rubber on any t...

In GEAR » Trail Runners in Rocky Envoriments (New England)
August 14, 7:07pm

Arc blast
Interesting about those cord locks. That's been fixed since when? I got my Arc Blast in the beginning of June. I don't see any need for 2" of arc, but a slight arc might well be a bit ...

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
August 08, 9:16pm

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