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Re: How does the Rab Xenon compare with Patagonia Nano Puff Hooded?
I had the original Nano Puff pullover. The Xenon is about the same weight or maybe a little lighter thanks to the fabric but offers a full-zip. It's undoubtedly lighter than full-zip Nano. The ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 29, 12:52pm

Re: Fuel used?
Depends on what the vehicle is geared for. You can gear for max efficiency at 60 or 100.

In Philosophy & Technique » A Question for You Physics Experts
December 29, 11:38am

Re: Running vs walking
Short story - it's roughly the same if the only variable is speed. You can get as technical as you want, but the outcome won't change.

In Philosophy & Technique » A Question for You Physics Experts
December 29, 7:32am

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Astral V-Eight with NRS Co-Pilot - 2 lbs Astral Sea Wolf with rescue belt and Spyderco Tasman Salt - 2lb 14 oz NRS Pro (spectra/dyneema rope) Compact with locking biner - 1lb 4 oz Kong Scara...

In GEAR » Arc blast for carrying packraft?
December 29, 6:40am

Re: Re: Re: Weight
Let me weigh my PFD, helmet, etc. and I'll get back to you. I'm pretty sure any real class 3 PFD is closer to 2 lbs. Throw bag and knife are probably heavier than you have listed as well. ...

In GEAR » Arc blast for carrying packraft?
December 29, 6:19am

Re: Weight
How do you figure 20 lbs pack weight? Boat, paddle, pfd, river safety gear, etc is going to be around 10 lbs. Regular backpacking gear is likely around 10 lbs. Thats 20 before consumables. U...

In GEAR » Arc blast for carrying packraft?
December 28, 7:32pm

Re: Wet raft
Yes, outside the pack but I use an HMG Porter as do a lot of other packrafters much more prominent than myself (Forrest McCarthy, Roman Dial, Luc Mehl, Thomas Turiano). Skurka uses a ULA Epic. When...

In GEAR » Arc blast for carrying packraft?
December 28, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Arc blast for carrying packraft?
Call me crazy, but putting a wet raft inside my pack with my clothing and sleep systems just doesn't sound like a good idea. Joe makes great gear, but I don't think he had carrying 10 lb...

In GEAR » Arc blast for carrying packraft?
December 28, 6:08pm

Re: UK
Hi Hendrik, Did my PM not go through? I did it twice. Odd. Anyway, no issues shipping to Scotland at the last listed price. PM me again with your email address and I'll just email you direct...

In Gear Swap » FS: Custom leaf green HMG Echo II
December 28, 5:52am

FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
I've decided to sell my Paramo Vista. It's used, but looks basically new and is a Men's Small. These are pretty hard to get here in the US without having one shipped over. This one weig...

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
December 27, 5:24pm

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