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Re: MH Super Light Plasmic
+1 to Chris's post about the MH Super Plasmic. His assessment is spot on. The hood does indeed suck, but everything else is pretty great. Ryan

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 11, 5:25am

Re: Re: Too many rain jacket choices
I'm not sure where Dave gets his propore stuff, but he did sell some of it here 1-2yrs ago. Seems like it was 1.8oz/yd and he uses a slightly heavier version now. I snagged 15yds of it at the t...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Hybrid Cuben
Dave, Only a little. I have a buddy that uses an HMG with the 150d and it has held up pretty well honestly. Has had a little stitch elongation but he's carried a ton of weight with it and ba...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
December 09, 4:00pm

Re: Hybrid Cuben
Unless CT has changed in the last 6 mos, their cuben hybrid is as follows: -50d polyester face/CT5k.18 liner...2.9oz -50d polyester face/CT9k.18 liner....3.3oz -150d polyester face/CT10HBK lin...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
December 09, 12:22pm

Re: There is little danger - but there is danger
Good question. If I knew the same info as you about that specific area, I would just avoid it until they were caught. If I didn't and ran into them on the trail, I guess I try to talk my way ou...

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 09, 12:05pm

Re: Re: Winter down bag decision
The EB First Ascent stuff is pretty decent considering the price point and warranty. Quality is just as good as anybody else plus they offer tall sizes. Ryan

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 11:25am

Re: Really light wind shirts
The previous model Tachyon breathed OK, but I'm not sure about its most recent version. The Zpacks wind shirt has VERY low breathability which is fine for some folks. Of course, often the water...

In GEAR » Really light wind shirts
December 09, 11:10am

Re: Questions
Good looking mid Ben. I like the vent strut idea, I had a BA tent which used that design and it worked well. On to cuben next. : ) It would be cool if BPL had a way to upload & store all the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 08, 11:16am

Re: ZPacks carbon fibre staff
Nice idea. The mechanism for holding the sections together is a little unpolished. If they could come up something other than string under a rubber cap I would give it a shot. Ryan

In GEAR » ZPacks carbon fibre staff
December 07, 1:32pm

Re: Edible plants app.
"If you are already trained and at least know how to identify plants by family on your own, then a book or an app can help narrow it down to genus and species. " Hi Kat, thanks for the...

In GEAR » Experience with edible plants apps?
December 06, 12:06pm

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