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inertia x
Has anyone checked to see if a sleeping bag would actually loft in the dead spots? It seems like the contact points could pull the fabric enough that it's essentially taut over the open spots w...

In GEAR » Inertia - X - Frame: Ultralight Camping Pad
December 12, 3:33pm

nano or epic
The nano is a little lighter, but it's essentially a DWR that will wear off over the life of the bag. The epic appears to have a longer life in terms of giving you water resistance. What are yo...

In GEAR » nano or epic?
December 12, 10:43am

shoes and shorts
Patagonia Yard Sale Board Shorts, seamless, polyester, simple style and colors. Do it all shorts really. Sadly didn't discover them until after they were nixed. If anyone has a smaller pair lyi...

In GEAR » Gear you wish was still around and it's closest match
December 02, 9:28am

zips
Thanks for the photos of the aquaseals, they're definitely different than the zips used on the Alpha Shells. (I noticed that Arcteryx also changed the PU coating on the normal zippers as wel...

In GEAR » RiRi Aquazip vs Std YKK Waterproof zippers?
November 29, 1:46pm

zips
Yeah I wasn't sure about having to sign agreements, I was just thinking out loud. I'd love to see better zippers being used. The YKK vislon ones on some of the Arcteryx jackets are an impro...

In GEAR » RiRi Aquazip vs Std YKK Waterproof zippers?
November 28, 1:17pm

riri
I've always thought the same thing. Patagonia made a jacket (stretch ascent) that used it and it looked a lot better than the YKK. Maybe cost? Or do they sign agreements w/YKK similar to the Go...

In GEAR » RiRi Aquazip vs Std YKK Waterproof zippers?
November 26, 9:36pm

sale
I'm jealous of all these sales up in Vancouver happening when I can't make a couple hour drive up there. Sugoi makes nice stuff, and it cool to see wool that cheap. I half expected that the...

In Gear Deals » vancouver - sugoi factory sale
November 20, 9:47am

fabric combos
Epic will wet out pretty quick under a load (ie. shoulder straps), you might want to try a true wpb in those areas to extend the range. Similar to what Arc' did with the Alpha Comp Hoody, but l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Paging the fabric gurus
November 19, 2:40pm

condensation
The condensation in the room was likely cause by a few different factors, you guys breathing at night (the size of the cabin and ventilation factor in here), if you had any wet items you brought in...

In GEAR » Condensation question regarding my down quilt
November 15, 1:08pm

pictures
I updated the OP with some pictures, sorry for the bad quality, it's pretty dark out today. I hadn't thought about using the top for a bear canister. The top forms a pretty flat surface ...

In GEAR » HMG Windrider backpack
November 07, 11:44am

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