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Re: Water Resistant Down
Not much out there still in terms of actual testing as far as I know. All just anecdotal accounts and not many of those really. As far as longevity I don't think we will know that for several y...

In GEAR » Water Resistant Down
July 11, 10:57am

Re: Agreed
Kyle is right in that there is typically an inverse relationship between downproofness and weight. We rarely have problems because anyone using .65oz nylon is also using 850-900fp down with almost ...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 10:10am

Re: Zpacks Solplex
Sunny, Keep up the good fight! My brother in law had stomach cancer a while back and I got to see how sick he was from the treatments. Enjoy your time outdoors and the new tent. Where are you go...

In GEAR » Zpacks Solplex
July 09, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Western box photos of contents.
No disrespect taken Ian. Unfortunately, the box Ken posted is already in contrast with the spirit of the project. People are people. There are no doubt other ways to accomplish the same goal of cou...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 08, 4:24pm

Re: Western box photos of contents.
Wow. What a box of treasure! And I don't even mind the books. If this idea continues there should be a way to keep folks accountable although that might kill the fun. Maybe each new person upda...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 07, 11:00am

Re: critical thinking skills
Geeeeez! It's already proven that women outlive men, have a higher pain tolerance, and on average are more intelligent. Can you not just let us win the extremely important "better at sport...

In Chaff » She throws like a girl!
July 04, 12:33pm

Re: circuit
Thanks Ito. All black pack, all black sleeping bag. I may have Darth Vader complex going on. Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
July 04, 9:23am

Re: Re: Re: shelter
"Well my current bivy, tarp set up is about 11 ounces, but the humidity is a big problem from what I have seen. And at 27-28 ounces, I would rather take my Golite bivy, given that it is 27.7 o...

In GEAR » Give me your opinions in my shelter
July 04, 9:16am

Re: shelter
+1 with MB. No way would I ever take a bivy on the AT. Humidity on a low day is about 90% and spending that time in a bivy sounds like pure torture. I think I've only seen one bivy on the AT in...

In GEAR » Give me your opinions in my shelter
July 03, 7:46pm

Re: Madden Backpacks Reborn and Restarted
I do really like the old school design of those and similar packs like Rivendell Mountain Works. Very pricey for what you get though. Ryan

In GEAR » Madden Backpacks Reborn and Restarted
July 03, 7:29pm

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