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Re: Hydroskins
I'll ask the opposite question - is there any advantage to perforated neoprene socks like some of the Sealskinz? It takes a few hundred yards of walking to squish out the trapped water out of a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Neoprene Socks & Condensation
November 18, 12:22am

Re: Where to cut down
Didn't see this the first time around. Long underwear - I love my Cap4 long underwear but it's relegated to cold trips these days. Arcteryx Phase SL long underwear is 3.4 oz and is fine ...

In Gear Lists » Where to cut down
November 18, 12:19am

Re: Teva Chair 5
I'm interested to see how those work out for you Christian. If I were you I'd seal all the external stitch lines with Silnet before use, for durability and waterproofing reasons.

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
November 17, 8:11pm

Re: Washing a down quilt with patches
Hand sew the patches on? You can replace them after washing if the adhesive comes off in the process.

In GEAR » Washing a down quilt with patches
November 17, 8:07pm

Re: family gear upgrade: sleeping bags --> quilts
Jimmy, you might check out 2-person quilts. I got a Zpacks one about a year and a half ago and it's been great. It's lighter than two 1-person quilts, I carry it so my wife doesn't have...

In GEAR » family gear upgrade: sleeping bags --> quilts
November 17, 7:38pm

Re: Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
Lots of opinions already, but I'll add mine: Stumbling through suncupped snow without a trekking pole sucks. I speak from experience. You'll waste a ton of energy on snowy sections without ...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 7:31pm

Re: Re
I would not use the odor eliminator. Sounds like you have the washing process correct. I've had to dry sleeping bags and jackets for 4+ hours before to get all the clumps gone and get them c...

In GEAR » Caring for down jackets
November 13, 8:24am

Re: Breaking Slings
You should never place yourself in a situation where you might dynamically load a sling. The rope is there to absorb energy; tie in with it whenever possible. If you are worried about falling onto ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Breaking Slings
November 12, 10:55pm

Re: Clothing critique
Also very similar to what I bring, except I don't bring a down hat or booties. I also use a Cap4 instead of an R1; the R1 was always too hot for me on the move. Is the Cap1 worn during the d...

In Gear Lists » Clothing critique
November 12, 10:49pm

Re: t
I dunno about now but it was flowing strongly in January 2013 during a long dry winter.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone know if Pat Springs in Big Sur has water flowing this year, or has the drought dried it up?
November 12, 6:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm