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Re: Tensegrity Wind Tunnel Video now available
Cool, thanks for sharing. I will admit, the tent looks to do a lot better than I expected, but I still think a more buttoned up design would put less stress on the stakes under the same conditions....

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 05, 10:32pm

Re: RE: Creative Commons and gear design
Compared to other technologies, I don't think most backpacking gear is that difficult to replicate. Example: it's not very hard to figure out how a particular pyramid tarp or quilt is made....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Creative Commons and gear design.
March 04, 8:57pm

Re: Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
I forgot to ask - how does the 20D material feel?

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 01, 8:34am

Re: Re: Re: Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
I see a couple pros: Dry setup in the rain Drip-free entry (although it does you seem like you have to let your door fall into the ground when getting out - could be annoying on wet ground, espec...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 01, 7:51am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
To the OP: Jep Paks advertises a 50L pack weighing 30.6 oz with a load rating of 40 lbs. It has an aluminum frame. I've never used or tried on one of their packs, but it could be worth looking ...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 28, 6:56pm

Re: Re: Using silnylon for quilt footbox?
I am guessing your 0.9 oz/sq yd silnylon is Membrane Sil from Ripstop by the Roll? If so, then the finished fabric weight is actually 1.05 oz/sq yd The DWR on Argon 67 is decent but not great - ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using silnylon for quilt footbox?
February 27, 6:50pm

Re: Re: No more cheap puffies?? :-(
I've been using my Costco Triple Star Down Jacket for a couple years now. It works great, weighs only 11.5 oz in kids XL (I'm normally a small/medium size), is significantly warmer than my ...

In Gear Deals » No more cheap puffies?? :-(
February 27, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Kristing Gates Yukon River trip
Thanks for posting, I just finished all the videos. What a great trip! She is one tough backpacker/paddler. I am sure paddling through the wind, rain, and cold for that long was very hard, but she ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kristing Gates Yukon River trip
February 25, 12:57pm

Re: re: MSR Flylite
"The only concern I had at the time centered around how waterproof the fabric would be." Yes, the 20D floor (1200mm HH listed) and 10D fly (1000mm HH listed) may not be sufficient for ...

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
February 25, 10:39am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Spooning :)
I don't know...what about the time Skurka helped a momma Grizzly give birth to cubs?

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 12:26pm

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