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Re: MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
I have no experience with them, but Borah Gear makes hoodless down jackets that I haven't seen much talk about: http://borahgear.com/jacket.html $160, 2.3 oz 850+ fill and 5.15 oz in medi...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 28, 9:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What I'm working on...
I think this is the stuff I bought in the store: http://www.joann.com/matte-tulle/10449056.html Gotta love the description!

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: What I'm working on...
Adam, what about using tulle for your baffles? I picked up some stuff at Joanne's (was labeled as "nylon tulle") and it seems to weight about 0.22 - 0.25 oz per square yard. I use...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 7:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Best mapping site for planning/sharing?
I like caltopo because I can save the map with my routes on it and send the link to friends so they can review. It also makes printing topo maps very easy - you can choose your map scale, page orie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best mapping site for planning/sharing?
August 27, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
I'd vote for the SMD Lunar Solo. I greatly enjoyed mine, it was just a little too small for my 55lb dog and myself. It comes in under budget and under weight. The single pole pyramid design...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 27, 10:03am

ProLite Gear - 25% Off
Prolite Gear has a 25% off Labor Day sale going on (in case you missed the Gambler Sale). Restrictions: Limited to stock on hand. Not valid on Western Mountaineering, Hilleberg, Montbell, an...

In Gear Deals » Prolite Gear - Gambler Sale
August 25, 9:52pm

Re: Use and patching
What kind of silnylon does your floor use? I know Big Sky sometimes uses variants lighter than the normal 30D silnylon for their floors. Maybe that is the issue? I would not expect a 30D silnylo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sil-nylon floor wearing out, sew in new (cuben) floor??
August 25, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ripped Cuben bag
With multiple lightweight fabrics available for down bags now in the 0.67-0.75 oz/sq yd range (10D pertex quantum, Argon 0.67, Phantom 10D), is using cuben in a quilt worthwhile?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
August 23, 5:51pm

Re: Re: Cuben pyramid - Hex
Looks great! What dimensions did you use? What about cat curve amount? It looks like you made smarter use of fabric than I did. Did you split the panels in two, with a trapezoid base and triangl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben pyramid - Hex
August 23, 5:42pm

Re: MDBB > MS
I would think that minimizing the maximum distance a piece of down could travel before hitting a baffle would be important. For example, if a baffle pattern allowed for no direct path of travel gre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 21, 5:14pm

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