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recalled for quality concerns
> the concern with the newest Flash 62[2] /58 packs released just this spring has to do with quality. > In particular, an incorrect fabric was used in construction of part of the hip belt, ...

In GEAR » anybody hear what happened with the new REI Flash packs?
March 19, 12:51pm

It works. It is not as warm but also never really gets stuffy even when you overheat. Questions?

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
March 19, 12:36pm

Did you try washing and drying it? I find that when my fleece gets matted it's only a matter of a simple laundry cycle to bring it back.

In GEAR » Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
March 19, 7:49am

go anyway
If you are miserable you can chalk it up to experience and character building. I've never once regretted going ahead with already-made plans due to weather. The above advice by And E is sou...

In GEAR » Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
March 18, 10:52am

Seam sealing actually necessary?
Seam sealing my sil Duomid was going to be my weekend project, but then I remembered that my BD Megalite is not sealed either. (And works fine in the winter, anyway) Is it actually even necessary t...

In GEAR » Seam sealing actually necessary?
March 18, 7:00am

Re: Re: Yes
> So the MH breathes better. Is it also more waterproof? A loaded question. Water should not pass through any jacket like these. However, when a fabric is saturated with water on the outside,...

In GEAR » What would I get for 1.3 more ounces?
March 15, 9:44pm

The fabric used in the Plasmic is eVent DVL. It is simply rebranded under the DryQ umbrella by MHW. It will breathe noticeably better than the Helium's Pertex Shield Plus which is a monolit...

In GEAR » What would I get for 1.3 more ounces?
March 14, 10:22pm

40 nights
I've spent about 40 nights on my XLite. Had the first generation model since right when they came out, so mine was one of the first off the line. It has gotten a lot quieter, and I have not bab...

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 13, 10:50pm

Re: maybe not
>And what was wrong with the OR Ferrosi other than it possibly being too warm for some occasions?

In GEAR » windshirt with a good waranty or a decent cheap one?
March 12, 9:44am

Alpha and Thermoball
I have been playing with both 80g Alpha and the Thermoball jacket. Alpha is great for situations when you want to be warm but may also sweat a lot. Excellent for stop and go and dries faster and...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 08, 5:11pm

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