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Weight
I bought it because the website specs say 5.2 oz for gen2, and 4 oz for gen 3 w/ lithium batteries. I measured 4.15 for both on my scale with batteries....not sure what's that's about. ...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 12:47am

Cheaper
Sorry just noticed the low cost part of your post. In that case I'd just keep an eye out for any generic 100wt fleece. Many options around $20 at around 8-9 oz.

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 12:36am

Warmest light fleece
I bought the lands end aircore fleece a while back, it's really nice and soft... But honestly doesn't seem warm at all. Maybe just me. I'd have to say my MEC T3 hoody is the lightes...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 12:32am

Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
I used my REI dividend to upgrade to the new spot gen 3 to save an ounce. However it takes 4xAAA batteries unlike the gen 2 which took only 3. Net result: They way exactly the same!!!! I can&...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 27, 9:42am

Line locks
Yep I just received some from zpacks last week. They definitely help. But for some reason I've still got some flappy sections. Perhaps I do need to just experiment in the backyard until I ...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 26, 1:17am

Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
Hey there. I have a Zpacks Hexamid solo plus. While I love the weight and space, I'm finding its hard to get a tight pitch, and thought the wind flapping might get irritating. I thought abou...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 25, 6:38pm

Thanks
Thanks guys. Yeah I know everyones feet are different...I think I'm just overwhelmed by all the options so I was hoping to narrow it down a bit. I can't seem to find a store around here...

In GEAR » SOTM shoes for JMT-ish stuff
March 18, 3:52pm

Wide feet?
Sounds like the cascadias run narrow. :( Any comparable that are a bit wider? Checking out those inov-8 options now...

In GEAR » SOTM shoes for JMT-ish stuff
March 18, 12:50am

SOTM shoes for JMT-ish stuff
Yes I know sorry I know there's a bunch of threads on shoes, but I figured its time for a refresh with the latest stuff on the market. I'm still using merrell moab mids...and need to final...

In GEAR » SOTM shoes for JMT-ish stuff
March 17, 11:13am

Nice!
Nice job! ...Is that a shipping container in your back yard?

In Make Your Own Gear » The Purple Girl
March 17, 1:42am

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