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Probably not
For Reflectix (or any radiant barrier) to work properly the reflective surface must have an air gap against it. If I understand your proposed system correctly, both reflective layers will be in in...

In GEAR » Reflectix Material for Ground Cloth
November 04, 5:12pm

Not for long...
I've been waiting for many moons to pull the trigger on this and I'm pleased to report that a 550mL and 900mL are speeding towards me already! I'll review both once they arrive. Anyon...

In GEAR » BPL Firelite Titanium?
November 04, 5:05pm

Tension Only
A tarp when used as a tarp is only under tension. There should be no abrasion, tearing, peel, cleavage, or other stranger forces like torsion acting on it. 0.33 has outstanding tensile strength. ...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber
October 18, 2:21pm

TarpTent Weight
If you ask Steve or I, the answer is 0.33 oz/yd². How much tensile strength does one really expect a tarp to take? Steve's N2 has survived many windy nights according to him and my own tenso...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber
October 18, 8:26am

Ibex Indie Hoodie
I just received my Hooded Indie - Small and was extraordinarily pleased to find it weighs 234 grams (8.25 oz) which is almost what BPL claims is the weight of the Beartooth Hoody - Medium; 232 gram...

In GEAR » Wool hoodies
October 18, 8:09am

Better Than Evazote Pads?
I wonder if we should be rolling out a 1/8" layer of zero-loft for winter sleeping rather than evazote foam. Does anyone know if zero-loft can be purchased by John Q. Public?

In GEAR » aerogel everest field test
October 13, 7:24pm

+1 for Ibex
I got sick of waiting too and just pulled the trigger on the Ibex Hooded Indie As a bonus they have sizes appropriate for a...

In GEAR » End of BPL Gear?
October 07, 11:52am

Never heard of them but this site provides interesting information:

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Waders
October 06, 4:22pm

Those lengths do depend upon pole heights. +1 for SketchUp, I use it for everything. A first class and free tool. EDIT: Also upon closer inspection your sketch is not yet fully constrained. W...

In GEAR » SpinnShelter Specs
October 06, 11:19am

Cuben + UL Sandals
You might check this thread out for ideas. I could easily imagine a few yards of CT0.3K.08 getting it on with this and producing your waders!

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Waders
October 06, 8:34am

All Reader Reviews by Chris Lucas

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
So Santa brought me a men's small for Christmas. The fit for me is perfect. I'm 5'6" 130 pounds and typically wear a 14.5 32-33 dress shirt. I have full range of motion in this siz...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 25, 3:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Men's Size small: 114 grams Dries completely in a few hours and is very soft and comfortable. Of course, since it is synthetic it stinks to high heaven after two days of light use.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 12, 9:39am