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Merino
My complaint about merino shirts is that they are HOT. I have a 150 weight merino tee and I can only wear it in temperatures below 65F. I would estimate that it is equivalent in warmth to at least ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 21, 6:51pm

Aroma
I will report my impressions of the odor once I have a chance to wear it for a 2+ night trip. I'm not especially good at stinking up shirts, though. Maybe I have a low body odor variant of the ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 21, 2:07pm

Thrift
Yes, thrift stores are great for items like tee shirts if you're not looking for anything specific. Thrift stores and other kinds of secondhand/surplus places are also great for MYOG gear ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 20, 11:54pm

Price
Yes, $36 is high for a tee shirt. I felt conflicted about the purchase for several weeks due to the cost. But it is, at most, $10-$12 more than other ultralight synthetic tees. Ultralight tees ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 20, 10:42pm

World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
I recently ordered and received a size medium Rohan Ultra Silver Tee in black from Foothills: (http://www.foothills.uk.com/rohan-mens-short-sleeved-ultra-silver-t-baselayer-277-p.asp) This te...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 20, 9:12pm

Tests
You hung your food 20 feet up, later found it intact, and so decided that Opsaks are odorproof. If I did your test, (hanging food-filled Opsaks 20 feet up for a week and later finding them int...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 19, 12:34am

Shift
Michael, I bought two Westcomb Shifts recently, a medium and a large. I've now worn mine (the medium) on four weekend trips, and saw sustained rain on two of those and intermittent rain on anot...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
August 18, 11:04am

Dye
I agree with Ken's advice, although I've never found RIT to be reliable. Browns often come out red and the black dye often produces a dyed article that is purple or bluish. If you're wi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyeing backpack with RIT
August 17, 7:51pm

Wow
That rabid buffoon routine is sharp, Stephen. I've noticed you practicing it in other threads. It is quite polished now. Every question posted to BPL has an answer somewhere. By your logic,...

In GEAR » Bear Canister or Equivalent for Solo Backpacking - Passes regulations?
August 17, 7:37pm

Closure
Franco, that Dutch lacing is clever and it looks very secure. I think, so far, it sounds like mini buckles and a lightweight hook and loop flap might be the winner for strength, low weight, and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper alternative
August 16, 10:42am

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