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Re: Re: American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
"And American workers generally do NOT get 30 days a year off with pay!" Neither do Australians - the standard is 20 days a year, not 30. Don't know what the other 12 days are tha...

In GEAR » American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
July 18, 4:59am

Re: Australians ripped off by rent-seeking retailers
Franco Sorry, the prices Australian retailers and importers want just aren't justifible. Their pricing has more to do with econmomic rent-seeking arising out of import monopolies and Austra...

In GEAR » American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
July 18, 4:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Six Moon Designs Trekkers Arrive
I corresponded with Kurt a few times when the UL world was much smaller and am a little less sanguine about the similarities of these tents to Kurt's design - which was very original at the time.

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs Trekkers Arrive
July 12, 4:43am

Re: Re: Six Moon Designs Trekkers Arrive
"Great looking shelter, it is amazing how similar this is to a LH Solo." Judy Gross happily admits that she copied Kurt Russel's Wanderlust Gear Nomad (which was an excellent desig...

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs Trekkers Arrive
July 11, 5:12am

Membrane/PU coating
"A waterproof/breathable membrane (in this case the Pertex Shield DS) is laminated to one side ... " Just to be picky - a PU coating isn't a membrane - and the Pertex marketing b...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Tumalo Storm Jacket & Pants Review
July 05, 3:49am

Re: Sealskins leak
I had Sealskin socks but lost them somewhere over the last few years ... but I have been using Sealskin gloves for cycling with in the Melbourne winter: the rain went straight through them - they w...

In GEAR » Anyone use waterproof socks?
June 23, 4:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re : The Carbon Flame War
"There has been no mention of the human cost for some of the world's poorest, most vulnerable populations should the global warming hypothesis turn out to be true. I am speaking here speci...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 20, 4:52am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re : The Carbon Flame War
"Reading the guff the Australian govt has written about their belief in a heavily energy tax burdened society flourishing, I'm now more convinced then ever that they couldn't run a pi5...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 20, 4:45am

Re: Costs of emissions reductions in Australia
"Unless you provide a breakdown of the projected costs of shutting down Australia's coal and mineral based energy intensive economy, and some proof that increasing atmospheric levels of ca...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 19, 4:39am

Re: Re: Re: Re : The Carbon Flame War
"Don't you remember berating me many pages ago on this thread when I mentioned some cooling events by telling me that anything less than a 30 year trend was "just weather"?"...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 19, 4:10am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm