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Re: sleeping bags
Western Mountaineering is the gold standard. They have a lot of different bags, but you are going to pay a chunk for them. Montbell makes a good bag also. I've seen Marmot Heliums on sale late...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
March 20, 10:22am

Re: comments
I don't have a huge problem with a friendly comment about the price, but all too often the post doesn't come across as friendly and I don't think most of those posts are meant to be ver...

In Gear Swap » FS: Extra gear- bearikade, six moon designs skyscape X, platypus
March 18, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
Nick, 25 footer? edit- Went to your site. 26". That 100gal fresh water tank is ridiculous! Ryan

In GEAR » Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
March 18, 3:56pm

Re: Careful
Lol @ Peter. The Montbell Tachyon is close. CFM near 10 and weight is below 2oz. DWR isn't the best however. Ryan

In GEAR » Wind layer help!!
March 17, 4:55pm

Re: Anyone used Ruta Locura carbon stakes?
I have both. The MSR's are more forgiving and I prefer them. I have had a couple of the Sorex stakes heads pop off when they weren't hit perfectly dead on center of the head. Ryan

In GEAR » Anyone used Ruta Locura carbon stakes?
March 15, 4:43pm

Re: Roll Hem hemmer foot on sil-nylon
It's pretty brutal with silnylon. The combination of being thin and so slick is a killer. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Roll Hem hemmer foot on sil-nylon
March 14, 11:43am

Re: best solar charger right now? march 14"
Michael, From my experience and most reports I have read on the 'net, solar chargers are underwhelming in the backcountry unless it's used in perfect conditions. Desert, open ridge walki...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 11, 4:51pm

Re: no quilting needed?
Robert- Correct. Climashield Apex doesn't need quilting for stabilization. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Synthetic Quilt
March 11, 11:46am

Re: First MYOG Synthetic Quilt
Nice! I like the foot box design, very clever. 14oz is a great weight. The narrow cut and lack of a strap system helps cut some. Sewn foot box helps too. I have a down version that is very similar ...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Synthetic Quilt
March 11, 11:44am

Re: Staika Pond
Cool, thought so. Only reason I found it was I could barely hear some frogs croaking one evening and thought - "Wait, that doesn't make sense." So I had to investigate, and there it ...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent Thread Part 2
March 11, 11:30am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
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