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2014 Exped Lightning 60
I originally purchased an Exped Lightning 60 back in early 2013 and generally liked the pack, however, I had to return it because the hipbelt was slightly too large for my 30''-31''...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
December 21, 4:34pm

Re: Re: Re: WM and down DWR
If washing degrades the down DWR, then does that mean repeated stuffing of the down garment would also degrade the down DWR? I mostly assumed that DWR down was something invented to sell more do...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 18, 10:59am

Re: re: 2p UL shelter
I'm pretty sure the Haven's floor width is 46'' or 48'' What about finding a used GoLite SL2 and getting Bear Paw to make an inner for it (or sew on a floating bathtub fl...

In GEAR » recommendations for 2p UL shelter
December 17, 3:29pm

Re: Re: A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
Roger, under what conditions do you say it will leak? As a tarp? What HH do you normally consider acceptable? >1000 HH could mean almost anything. It could mean 10,000mm HH (unlikely thou...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 17, 1:12pm

Re: A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
Wow, Ripstop by the Roll has been busy. They just came out with the SilPoly too. I find it interesting that this 15D silnylon fabric has a side which should be facing outward toward the elements...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 17, 12:09pm

Re: Half bag use
I'm tempted to try it. I'm a stomach sleeper at home and sleep with my arms above my head. This doesn't work well with a quilt (arms get cold), so I've been thinking that a half-qui...

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 17, 10:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: We saw it
Ron Moak seemed to like it: Personally, I wasn't even able to finish watching the trailer.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 15, 12:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
Sure, I think you could train your muscles to carry that much weight in a frameless pack. But I think it seems kind of silly to spend time training just so that you can carry 32 lbs on your shoulde...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 14, 12:32pm

Re: available!
I think I'll hold out for the Artemis 55. The more durable fabrics would be nice. I'm pretty certain I've stretched/blown the stitches near the hipbelt connection on my old 50D HMG 4400...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
December 12, 11:51am

Re: Northern Arizona/ Utah end of January
Late January is a good time to visit the Galiuro Wilderness or backpack the Sedona area. Here's a 4-day trip I did to the Galiuro Wilderness:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Northern Arizona/ Utah end of January
December 12, 11:00am

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