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Eric Noble (ericnoble) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me I'm 45 years old, 6'4" and 195 lbs. I've backpacked in the Colorado Rockies, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains, and in Zions National Park. I mountain bike in the Colorado Rockies. I've kayaked in Yellowstone and on Flaming Gorge, and rafted the Green, Colorado and Snake rivers. My trips are usually a week long or less. I love to hike wherever I can. I'm an Assistant Scout Master and I'm often out with the Scouts. My immediate goal is to thru-hike the Colorado trail. I've lived in Utah, Ohio, Illinois, Argentina, California, and Colorado.
CityAurora
StateColorado
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Eric Noble

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Re: LW Hoody
The Shak is great below 40°F. Above that I use a Smartwool Shadow Hoody. The men's Shadow is, unfortunately, no longer made. I've used mine up to about 80°F. If you don't mind wearing...

In GEAR » LW Hoody
March 07, 5:48pm

Re: Cuben Fiber Hammock
Bill, I can't wait to hear about your experiences with this. I'm currently looking for ways to lighten my Hennessy hammock. Your design seems clear to me except for the aluminum fittings. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Hammock
March 06, 5:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Socks for hot weather
Ben and John, I love those socks! I wear them every day when it's warm enough. My size large weigh 1.4 oz (40 g). Great recommendation.

In GEAR » Socks for hot weather
March 03, 10:21am

Re: Bag Liners
I agree with Ben on this one and agree with you that keeping your bag clean is important. At home I sleep in an REI silk top and bottom to protect the bedding from body oils. I would do the same to...

In GEAR » Bag Liners
March 02, 2:25pm

Re: URL problems
Now that you mention this, I had a post that was meant to have 2 URLs several weeks ago. One URL worked, and the other one didn't despite numerous attempts. I didn't take the time to figure...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » URL problems
February 28, 5:22pm

Re: ibex shak..
Dennis, I use the Hooded Shak as a cold weather (below freezing) base layer. It is great for aerobic activities in the winter. It will never see the inside of my pack, so the space it takes up is n...

In GEAR » Smartwool Hoody - Fall 2007 & 2008
February 26, 11:52am

Re: Ibex Shak Hoody at STP
Thanks for the tip and the code! I just placed my order.

In Gear Deals » Ibex Shak Hoody at STP
February 23, 10:28pm

Re: Smartwool Hoody - Fall 2007 & 2008
Thanks for the info Steve! This is my favorite base layer. Had I known they would discontinue it I would have purchased more than one. I sent them the review I wrote here and never heard back from ...

In GEAR » Smartwool Hoody - Fall 2007 & 2008
February 23, 4:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Quilts in cold weather (was are straps necessary on a quilt?)
PJ, I have to admit to having much more experience using a quilt in a hammock than on the ground. You are right to question the strengths and weaknesses of a quilt. I hope I didn't sound dogmat...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 4:09pm

Re: Re: Quilts in cold weather (was are straps necessary on a quilt?)
PJ, I wanted to respectfully challenge some of your assumptions. This, of course, only applies to my gear. You may be correct in other cases. I usually sleep in a hammock where I find the quilt cle...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 1:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Noble

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Ibex 17.5 Polo
DESCRIPTION: For when a T-shirt is simply not enough of a statement, we offer class...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
April 22, 12:10pm

Ibex Climawool Glove
Here's the slightly edited description and specs from the Ibex web site. ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 22, 10:00am

Ibex Hooded Shak
This is the perfect base layer for downhill skiing. The versatility of a hoody with thumb sleeves is unmatched. Hooded Shak

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 08, 10:36am

Thru-Hiker.com
I ordered a 5.5" x 7.5" sheet of 0.016 inch 6Al4V titanium from Thru-Hiker. This is a custom size not shown on the website. Talking with Ayce was a pleasure and quite helpful in completing my project....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:52am

Smartwool Shadow Hoody
The Smartwool Shadow hoody is essentially a Smartwool Zip-T with a hood and cuff thumb holes. The fabric weight of the two garments is the same, 195g. My size large weighs 12.7 ounces on my scale. As ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
November 02, 6:24pm