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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

Good points Eric. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 17, 11:36am

Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
-30F and winds over 100mph. 32 yrs old - Same age as my wife. What a shame. Video and more information at link. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 16, 6:37pm

Re: Zpacks WIndshirt
"Are these light weight options that useless?" Pretty much. Seems like most of the ~2oz rain shirts are not very breathable. The MB Tachyon may be the most breathable of the bunch, I w...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 3:38pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Great work! I can't even imagine how much time it took to put that together. Looks like it was worth it though. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 16, 3:06pm

Re: Re: ZPacks hooded wind shirt
"Not breathable enough to be a highly effective wind jacket and not water resistant to be a highly effective rain jacket." My thoughts too. Seems like it would be better to leave it at...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 15, 3:00pm

Re: neoshell vs event
Both eVent and Neoshell are in the same ball park on breathability IIRC. I think the eVEnt Luke uses is 3 layer so I think durability will be close between them. Price difference? Weight? I own...

In GEAR » Custom Rain Jacket
February 14, 3:11pm

Re: Zero + Small NeoAir + Quilt + CCF Frame?
What pack weights are you looking at? I think that will decide which pack to take. There's nothing you can do to in order to make that Zero comfortable above 20lbs IMO. I use an original NeoAir...

In GEAR » Zero + Small NeoAir + Quilt + CCF Frame?
February 14, 3:05pm

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