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Re: SMD Sale
Bob, For $115, I would probably go with the Fusion. That's a good deal for almost any pack at that size especially one that carries weight as well as it does. Try it out and return it if you...

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
November 28, 7:28am

Re: Re: SilPoly
"Given the hydrostatic heads listed on the website, it seems like SilPoly could be less waterproof than their 20D silnylon" That's the part that still remains to be seen. RBTR has ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 6:41am

Re: Re: Pics
"What is the cost of a Goose Feet parka like that?" I had a similar one quoted and it was $425. Much more than a Mirage, but in line with most other handmade parkas. Plus, you get more...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 26, 5:54am

I saw where has a new fabric out called SilPoly. It's a 1.2oz finished Sil coated 20d polyester fabric at $5.00 per yard. It's supposedly just as quiet as Silnylon as o...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 25, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Re: What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
Holy crap! Your dogs name doesn't happen to be Cerberus does it? Ryan

In GEAR » What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
November 25, 4:55pm

Re: Xtherm overweight
Most likely just poor luck. There will be some variability in weights when using coated fabrics. Personally, I would take it back where I bought it and try another one. Yes, I understand how silly ...

In GEAR » Xtherm overweight
November 24, 10:30am

Re: altaplex
"I don't see this as anything more than a solo+ sized solplex ." Exactly. Nothing grand here. Ryan

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 23, 7:27am

Re: Re: 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
The only knock on McHale packs over the years has always been the price, but it's amazing how many off the packs coming out now days aren't too far off. 5 more years and we'll have a lo...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 21, 8:34am

Re: Re: MLD Duomid
Yeah, probably something else going on there besides a strength or design issue. I remember finding another one somewhere, but I don't remember much about it. I was researching cuben tie out de...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
November 20, 11:20am

Re: Can anyone help a new self published author out?
I haven't read your book, but applaud your effort and determination. Putting something out there for others to read and critique takes guts. Ryan

In On the Web » Wanna help a new self published author out?
November 20, 11:17am

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