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Re: Circuit
I think the Circuit is a good mix of features, price, and weight. Carries 30lbs with no problem. I really hope the Zpacks Haul proves its 40lbs claim, but I'm skeptical. If so, it will be a re...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 27, 12:22pm

Re: Food for the AT
That's a pretty true statement. Easy access to food in towns and some hostels, plus hitch hiking at the several road crossings is very doable. Check out one of the AT guide books and create a ...

In GEAR » Food for the AT
March 27, 10:52am

Re: Re: Re: Some new Tent ideas I have up on Kickstarter
Hi Mike, I really like the designs and don't think the prices are too far out of whack for backpacking tents when all factors are considered. Car camping sure, but these are a pretty differe...

In Gear Deals » Some new Tent ideas I have up on Kickstarter
March 27, 10:46am

Re: Are windshirts a viable option on the future?
Luke's UL is an option also. He does wind shirts from Argon 90/67 which has tested to be quite breathable. In the 45/65cfm range if I remember correctly. They should run in the 2-3oz range. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 26, 10:32am

Re: FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
I would go with the first one out of that group. No way I would use a picture of an actual fly. While I can appreciate making the logo match the name, people hate flies. Hikers hate flies. People w...

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
March 26, 5:31am

Re: Re: Re: My "wind shirt" rant...
"Admittedly, I don't see that many people when I'm out, but since I started backpacking again in 2009, I've done about a year's worth of hiking in 10 states. Except for the Ma...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 25, 3:49pm

Re: TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
I live in Knoxville and hike the Smokies, Slickrock, Pisgah, etc. Always used down with no problems even with week long trips with rain peppered in. I currently use a MYOG 40F quilt at 12oz for sp...

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 25, 6:49am

Re: Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
Looks great Brendan. A lot of time, effort and sewing went into that pack. Weighs less than I expected too. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 24, 6:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
"List of creditors:" Cool. I had not seen that before. All things considered, that's much less ...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
March 24, 6:23pm

Re: Whut Randy sed
"Why carry a wind shirt that will NOT keep rain off you when you can take a good WPB rain parka (I like my REI Kimtah eVent parka) and use it for both wind and rain?" I think there are...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 24, 10:53am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm