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Re: Which Luke's Rain Jacket for Virginia AT in Early October
Dri Ducks. But if it must be from that list, the Pertex shell. Ryan

In GEAR » Which Luke's Rain Jacket for Virginia AT in Early October
June 07, 7:55pm

Re: eVent and Neo
The MH Super Light Plasmic is a nice eVent 2.5L jacket at 7.7oz. You can great deals on them occasionally. I got mine for about $80 off Amazon. The weight is similar to the other offerings and the ...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 07, 9:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
"I think Amsteel is like dyneema and spectra, made out of UHMWPE material. " Correct. Ryan

In Gear Deals » New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
June 06, 11:56am

Re: Re: New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
Vectran is some mean stuff, but I didn't know it stacked up so well against dyneema.. That's impressive. If it's easier to tie knots with Vectran that is certainly a plus over dyneema f...

In Gear Deals » New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
June 06, 10:04am

Re: Re: New Member a bit confused about the vast variety of fabrics used in tent/tarp construction.
Justin - .74 cuben has the same Mylar layer as .51. Think it's .08, while 1.0 cuben uses a .18 Mylar film. If memory serves, the 1.0 has the same spectra content as .74 only the film is differ...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Member a bit confused about the vast variety of fabrics used in tent/tarp construction.
June 04, 10:50am

Re: Affordable Windshirt?
I had a Brooks LSD wind shirt for a while and it was great for the money. You can usually get them for $40-$50 all day long. I think it was less than 6oz in an XL. It's polyester so not quite a...

In GEAR » Affordable Windshirt?
June 03, 7:40pm

Re: 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
Matt- You should be fine with the Wide version. The XW is actually much more room than I need, but it's so very nice to have. My previous bag was a WM Ultralite with 59" girth which I d...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
June 03, 10:47am

Re: 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
Agree with Ben. A Dri-Ducks jacket is fine. Zpacks sleeping bags - I have a 20 deg XXL/XW version with a draft collar in all black Pertex. It looks like something Darth Vader would use on the De...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 Days on the AT between Hot Springs and NOC
June 02, 7:05pm

Re: MYOG karo-baffle quilt with extra interior baffles
Beautiful quilt David! I admire your patience with adding the interior baffles. Just a normal KARO quilt is tons of sewing, but you should have much less down shifting. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG karo-baffle quilt with extra interior baffles
June 02, 6:58pm

Re: Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
As already mentioned, a ride to Gatlinburg or Cherokee is your only resupply option. No food at Clingman's and no potable water at the Newfound Gap bathrooms. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
June 02, 6:51pm

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