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McHale's
Yep, I have 2 McHales a Chasm and a Merkebeiner. If you have also noticed with Dan's design,look at the bottom of the pack, the stays are positioned just outboard from the lumbar pad and 2 shor...

In GEAR » Pack stays
April 13, 10:48am

stays added
Yes, I feel it improved the function of hip-belt load lifters. In your case with the Virga, a cut-down 4 section Z-rest should do the trick, without adding any stays to the pack. If you want a ligh...

In GEAR » Pack stays
April 13, 10:25am

frameless
With all the frame-less packs that I've owned, I would always use a section from a foam pad. A Z-Rest pad cut down to 4 sections, or a Ridge-Rest pad cut to the same size as the back panel(sit-...

In GEAR » Pack stays
April 13, 9:49am

Wider
Don't forget that many of the Nunatak quilts are a solid 55" wide at the shoulders. Makes a big difference for the larger folks. Backcountry blanket is big too.

In GEAR » Which Quilt?
April 05, 8:01pm

Yes, when the Goretex fails maybe.
I only agree to a point about Goretex not keeping your feet dry. If the shoes or boots are made correctly the Goretex membrane will indeed keep your feet drier, until the membrane begins to wear an...

In GEAR » Why don't people wear Goretex boots in the Sierras?
April 02, 8:45pm

One size up?
I have the montbell thermawrap jacket and parka, both in a XL. I normally wear a large, but bought the montbell's in XL due to past comments that I read on these forums. Don't know if montb...

In GEAR » Montbell Sizing
March 26, 9:52pm

discontinued filter
I made the switch when ULA switched filters. Can you still get the original 2 micron filters? I always used the Amigo as a gravity system. Anyway Brain gave me the parts needed to change the old ba...

In GEAR » Return of the ULA Amigo
March 26, 5:03pm

Check out Oware too
Take a look at Owareusa.com as well. (10x10 flat tarp 3.5)

In GEAR » MLD Super Tarp
March 26, 4:48pm

We don't need no stinking Klettersack
I'll stick with this retro baby: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/579899924HCFIQA?vhost=outdoors

In GEAR » The return of the Klettersack - with no apparent effect of inflation
March 26, 4:41pm

Tarp
Doesn't get much simpler than a good tarp and bug shelter. Go with a 2 person tarp for the extra room to cook under, and more space when you need to pitch the sides down tight during bad weathe...

In GEAR » Still searching for a suitable shelter
March 26, 4:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Fogarty

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McHale Chasm
I bought my McHale Chasm pack to be my one and only do-all pack, and I've not been disappointed in the least. First off, the workmanship is second to none. Next and most importantly is the fit. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 14, 11:39pm

ULA Ohm
As with all of ULA's gear, their workmanship is excellent. Load transfer is good, and I could remove .9L plattys, from the side pockets, without needing to remove the pack. I would have scored th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 8:29pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
I just recently received my Zip pack, delivered as promised, within 8 weeks. First off the workmanship is probably the best I've seen, easily on par with ULA. The Green Sil-nylon is thicker th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 5:32pm