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gm to meters squared to oz per yard
If anyone is interested the calculation ratio, about 33-34 g per meter turns into 1 oz per yard. Theres probably some engineer who would give you a closer number but thats more than enough for me,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kinsman w/ hood
January 07, 6:19pm

Re: On the BA website now
the weight went up to 17 oz but it looks awesome 280 for regular and 299 for long

In GEAR » Big Agnes Pitchpine SL
January 05, 11:13am

Another question.....
Has anyone had any success with a Jacks R Better type resealable hole in the middle for making the quilt into a "serape"? I don't think it could be done because the down sort of &quo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for quilt kit (synthetic)
January 04, 7:12pm

How do you prevent "drafts" at the stitched borders where the Climashield is stitched to the outer and liner?

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for quilt kit (synthetic)
January 04, 8:24am

Re: Wild Things EP Half bag with DAS parka?
Did you ever end up trying this Jonathan? I'm pretty interested in a half bag idea, I like the way Wild things has almost made it into a up-to-the-shoulder bag, I think theres great potentia...

In Winter Hiking » Wild Things EP Half bag with DAS parka?
January 02, 7:54pm

Re: VBL in bag -- question
Correct me if I am wrong VB wont cause any more (and if so probably negligible increases) sweating than if you were in a room now. A lot of sweat may not be noticeable until you are in a closed...

In Winter Hiking » VBL in bag -- question
December 31, 9:33pm

The new RBH stuff
I don't know excactly how new it is but this stuff looks pretty sweet 8 oz hooded shell VB with alumininized liner, is there any chance at all its usuable above freezing? I doubt it but peo...

In GEAR » The new RBH stuff
December 31, 11:19am

Given the need for the growing country's environmental problems China may be an interesting trip for your concerns, Andrew. Plus I heard they have some long wall or fence or something...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
December 30, 10:38pm

Re: Re: Podcast Wishlist - VOTE!!!
another vote for Eustace that clip was incredible

In Philosophy & Technique » Podcast Wishlist - VOTE!!!
December 30, 9:03am

Does anyone know of a good prefilter that could get rid of some of the taste and or these alien eggs or whatever the sort that could explode our brains? the micron size required is very small but a...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR MIOX Purifier REVIEW
December 29, 3:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm