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Re: FS: MLD Trailstar, GG Spinnshelter
Trailstar is sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar, GG Spinnshelter
March 05, 5:13pm

Re: Anyone hiked Theodore Solomons Trail (the JMT Alternate Trail)?
Interesting. That's definitely further to the west in some spots than what I had laid out. I think you could probably substitute a few significant sections to include more alpine scenery withou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone hiked Theodore Solomons Trail (the JMT Alternate Trail)?
March 05, 3:16pm

Re: Theodore Solomons Trail (the JMT Alternate Trail)?
I hadn't even heard of it until your post. It's an interesting idea, though. It certainly is easy to trace a route from Yosemite to Whitney without touching the JMT and I think would be a r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone hiked Theodore Solomons Trail (the JMT Alternate Trail)?
March 05, 2:54pm

FS: MLD Trailstar, GG Spinnshelter
MLD Trailstar - SOLD The Trailstar is yellow silnylon. This is in perfect condition. I meticulously seam sealed it. Selling it because I really like the TS and I got a cuben version. $175 shipped....

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar, GG Spinnshelter
March 05, 12:09pm

Re: 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
I got an opportunity to go to Europe for work for three weeks at the same time that I just couldn't pass up, so I'm not gonna make it this year. I came up with what I think is a pretty good...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
March 05, 7:59am

Re: Windshirt fatigue
The ratio of time spent posting to time spent actually hiking is pretty high around here, and it gets even worse during the winter.

In GEAR » WIndshirt fatigue
February 25, 12:08pm

Re:Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
My wife loves her ULA Ohm.

In GEAR » Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
February 23, 10:34pm

Re: Mirage
Dan, my Mirage fits almost exactly the same as my UL down parka, except the Mirage has a little more room in the body for layers and the waistline goes down a few inches further. Sleeve length is b...

In GEAR » Video review of my new Montbell Mirage jacket.
February 19, 7:48pm

Re: Side Trips on the JMT
If you're going to do half of the JMT I'd recommend the south half. Bigger mountains, less walking through western slope forest. And there are more and better side-trip options available. A...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Side Trips on the JMT
February 18, 12:18pm

Re: Cutting straps
Yes Rafi I have a Zepton. It's the pack I use when I will be carrying >35 lbs. I have used it without the lid and it works well, though I know what you mean about the hole in the top. The ex...

In GEAR » How much weight will I shed if I start trimming the straps on my pack (Lowe Alpine Zepton 50?)
February 18, 7:37am

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

ULA Ohm
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: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

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