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it looks promising
I too have been looking very closely at this jacket for the 2014 backpacking season. I'm still worried about its durability though. I don't think anybody has used this thing for more than...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 11, 8:51am

Re: Re: Re: nanopuff
Yeah...I have no idea how they got the weight down. If anyone has an idea....chime in!

In GEAR » New Nano Puff Hoody
November 10, 6:18pm

2013 Nano Puff Hoody
I love my Nano Puff Hoody. It's about 2.5 years old. I was cruising Pataguchi's new catalog today and noticed that the new Nano Puff Hoody is nearly 2 ounces lighter than mine! Not sure ...

In GEAR » New Nano Puff Hoody
November 10, 11:15am

Re: Fashion First
I use froggtoggs as my rainwear, which frankly is not very reliable but incredible at what it does until it rips. I love the fact that I have my gate wood as backup just in case. I've literal...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 06, 8:11am

Re: Why I don't consider poncho shelters
Max, consider this..... I've used the gatewood for about two years and have never considered using it for rainwear. I have it for emergencies but its sole purpose is my shelter. I have just...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 06, 7:47am

Re: Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
I'm not sure what the zpacks plus would do for you since it's just a larger version of your old tent you just sold. It's not freestanding, but take a look at the SMD Gatewood. I&#...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 04, 7:49pm

Re: Re: State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
I suppose my definition of "fully functioning" is a loose term. I basically mean a real tripod. Not 2 hiking poles and a stick, not a table top tripod that is is 1 foot tall, not a bean b...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
November 03, 7:44am

Re: Re: Dark Canyon
Yeah. The zpacks 20 degree performed great. I didn't have a thermometer with me but I don't think it dropped below the high 20s on our trip. I do need to get used to sleeping with my head e...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dark Canyon
November 02, 11:19pm

Wonderful!
Loved the trip report! I lived in Vermont for 5 years and the Long Trail is what started my love for backpacking! I laughed at your report because having grown up on the east coast and now living...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vermont's Long Trail
October 22, 8:22pm

Dark Canyon
After a failed trip to Coyote Gulch in September due to floods, my buddy Derek and I decided we had better give Utah another go this backpacking season. While Coyote Gulch is still on the radar, w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dark Canyon
October 22, 7:21pm

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