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Re: Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
"I've read that bonding is preferable since it does not puncture the material but the companies listed above enjoy very good reputations." I think it really boils down to there is ...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 03, 5:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tires and airbags
"The newer silnylon with high hydrostatic head does not sag very much at all (I am assuming that the term 'grow' means sag)." Dang, I'm getting jipped! My Solomid XL sags/g...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 03, 4:04pm

Re: AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
Fell off pace with a 33 mile day yesterday on an easy section of the trail, most likely due to battling injury. Can't have anymore of those until New England. Starting NOBO could prove to be co...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
June 03, 11:32am

Re: Re: Tires and airbags
"True but the sagging has never been to me such an issue that I even desired then to have a polyester fly." Everyone has their preferences of course, but if polyester is sufficiently s...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 03, 10:36am

Re: Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
If you plan on continuing to drop your base weight - go with the Ohm. Its a great pack and can handle up to 30lbs on occasion. The Circuit will be overkill if you drop a few more pounds. If you&#...

In GEAR » Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
June 03, 10:15am

Re: Restructuring.
That's a shame about Ben. He was an easy guy to work with and was always quick to respond. Ryan

In GEAR » Cubic Tech Acquired DSM Dyneema
June 02, 6:38pm

Re: Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
Montbell has several offerings in weight, features and price. Might browse their website for possibilities. Ryan

In GEAR » Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
June 02, 6:23am

Re: Silnylon advise needed
I've used the silnylon from Ripstopbytheroll for 5-6 shelters and have found it works fine. It wont be as waterproof as the Thru-Hiker stuff, but its plenty good enough and also cheaper/lighte...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon advise needed
June 01, 11:07am

Re: Ohh my. I think I struck gold. Affordable light Down quilt
Shoot. Hard to lose at $85. Keep us in the loop! Ryan

In GEAR » Ohh my. I think I struck gold.
June 01, 10:33am

Re: Thanks!
Kevin, If you do some digging over at Hammockforums there is a detailed how-to on the BRG hat. Ryan

In GEAR » Seeking pictures of Black Rock hat
May 31, 5:39pm

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