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Re: Re: $18 shipping
I think ULA charges about $15 shipping, or used to. It's the bulk of the pack that's gets ya. Shipping costs now days are crazy high. Ryan

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
November 30, 11:27am

Re: AT thru-hike completion!
Congratulations Virginia! Sounds like you guys have had an awesome year. Ryan

In Pre-Trip Planning » Unbound Routes - AT thru
November 29, 7:07am

Re: palm fabric
"Also, MLD seems to use a completely separate fabric for the palm area? Not sure what though...." Good point, I didn't notice that. Probably an oxford or some other thick nylon. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » What to Use for Gaiter Hooks?
November 28, 8:37pm

Re: Frost Line
"The zipper snags easily on the draft flap." YES. Took a few tries, but I found a technique that allows an easy zip with no snags. Ryan

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 28, 8:28pm

Re: goretex vs event
"Which one would be more durable so when I use my trekking poles in the winter I won't have to worry about them? (goretex/event)" The face fabric is what will determine durability....

In Make Your Own Gear » What to Use for Gaiter Hooks?
November 28, 8:12pm

Re: glue
Seamgrip or Aquaseal will stick to both and be easy to find(cheap). Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
November 28, 8:00pm

Re: SMD Sale
Bob, For $115, I would probably go with the Fusion. That's a good deal for almost any pack at that size especially one that carries weight as well as it does. Try it out and return it if you...

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
November 28, 7:28am

Re: Re: SilPoly
"Given the hydrostatic heads listed on the website, it seems like SilPoly could be less waterproof than their 20D silnylon" That's the part that still remains to be seen. RBTR has ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 6:41am

Re: Re: Pics
"What is the cost of a Goose Feet parka like that?" I had a similar one quoted and it was $425. Much more than a Mirage, but in line with most other handmade parkas. Plus, you get more...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 26, 5:54am

I saw where has a new fabric out called SilPoly. It's a 1.2oz finished Sil coated 20d polyester fabric at $5.00 per yard. It's supposedly just as quiet as Silnylon as o...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 25, 7:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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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