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Re: Thank You
"For example, oatmeal weighs less than a poptart. " True, but the poptart is going to have a lot more calories than the oatmeal. So maybe it's a wash. Ryan

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Whats your SUL Cook Set-Up Grams/Milliliter %
February 20, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya
From Doug's posted article- "We must acknowledge, of course, that what looks like failure to us Americans outside the privileged elite may not actually be failure for our overlords. Aft...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 20, 11:29am

Re: Re: Impressed
Something isnt adding up with that fabric. That would be light for an uncoated 10d nylon much less a 20d coated nylon. Just for reference, Ripstopbytheroll's 20d silnylon is 43gsm and has a 150...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new tarp from GG
February 20, 6:55am

Re: Cutting it too light
Thankfully none of my bone-headed decisions have ever caused a dangerous situation, but I've suffered through a couple cold nights here & there. Forecast calls for a low of 40F - do I take ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 19, 11:16am

Re: ?
I've owned a MH Ghost Whisperer and it is essentially the same as the Zpacks wind shirt. Very low breathability. A good bit less than the Tachyon. Based on the very scientific Vader test. Ryan

In GEAR » Montbell Tachyon Anorak CFM
February 19, 10:50am

Re: skin in the game
"Give people free stuff, they could care less and abuse it. Seen it in many different settings. People should have either sweat equity or money, or both invested in their education. Doesn'...

In Chaff » Terror in Copenhagen today
February 18, 9:04pm

Re: Abela
"“Patagonia Houdini” == the best option for breathability, yet some airflow getting through, which could result in a body cool down due to super cold wind penetration." I guess tal...

In GEAR » Montbell Tachyon Anorak CFM
February 18, 6:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Changing gear lists
He always seemed like a pretty stand up guy, so I'm thinking any confusion or appearance of shadyness on his site is unintentional. One of my duties at work is to maintain our website where 200...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 12:05pm

Re: Re: hh 2000
I'm sure it's a typo or something. I own a Tachyon and can assure you it's closer to 200mm. Ryan

In GEAR » Montbell Tachyon Anorak CFM
February 18, 11:53am

Re: Frost Line
"Ryan: The Frost Line will be $239 for 2015 (+$20)" I saw that. Was off by $10. :( I wear mine 3-4 days per week when walking the dog, plus on a few trips this winter. Continues to ...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
February 17, 11:44am

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