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Re: Re: Re: Capilene
"Bleach is the only thing that somewhat helps, but it's short lived. Myrazime is useless." I wonder if vinegar would make any difference. Strong like bleach, but won't ruin clo...

In GEAR » Patagonia Cap 4 vs IceBreaker 260
December 14, 7:06am

Re: Loonnnnggg time lurker, first time poster..
Glad to have you Jimmer! Ryan

In GEAR » Loonnnnggg time lurker, first time poster..
December 13, 4:12pm

Re: Frost Line vs Mirage
Dan Durston has some pretty good comparison posts(if u can find them). I think the moral of the story is: -they will be similar in warmth -the fit for each is pretty different -Frostline get...

In GEAR » Frost Line vs Mirage
December 12, 10:46am

Re: MH Super Light Plasmic
+1 to Chris's post about the MH Super Plasmic. His assessment is spot on. The hood does indeed suck, but everything else is pretty great. Ryan

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 11, 5:25am

Re: Re: Too many rain jacket choices
I'm not sure where Dave gets his propore stuff, but he did sell some of it here 1-2yrs ago. Seems like it was 1.8oz/yd and he uses a slightly heavier version now. I snagged 15yds of it at the t...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Hybrid Cuben
Dave, Only a little. I have a buddy that uses an HMG with the 150d and it has held up pretty well honestly. Has had a little stitch elongation but he's carried a ton of weight with it and ba...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
December 09, 4:00pm

Re: Hybrid Cuben
Unless CT has changed in the last 6 mos, their cuben hybrid is as follows: -50d polyester face/CT5k.18 liner...2.9oz -50d polyester face/CT9k.18 liner....3.3oz -150d polyester face/CT10HBK lin...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
December 09, 12:22pm

Re: There is little danger - but there is danger
Good question. If I knew the same info as you about that specific area, I would just avoid it until they were caught. If I didn't and ran into them on the trail, I guess I try to talk my way ou...

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 09, 12:05pm

Re: Re: Winter down bag decision
The EB First Ascent stuff is pretty decent considering the price point and warranty. Quality is just as good as anybody else plus they offer tall sizes. Ryan

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 11:25am

Re: Really light wind shirts
The previous model Tachyon breathed OK, but I'm not sure about its most recent version. The Zpacks wind shirt has VERY low breathability which is fine for some folks. Of course, often the water...

In GEAR » Really light wind shirts
December 09, 11:10am

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