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Shower Testing Waterproof Gear
Back when Epic Malibu was being used by BD, adjusted a hose nozzle to narrowest and strongest setting, and held it a few inches from the fabric, stretched taut over a plastic embroidery loop, for a...

In GEAR » Shower Testing Waterproof Gear
December 20, 7:46pm

Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
Thanks, Richard. You da' man. BTW, thought you were an individual, not a community. Are you from Earth?

In GEAR » Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
December 20, 7:33pm

Thank you, Bob
It is refreshing that you thought to start a thread on MYOG about this. It is good to hear experiences with Cuben gear on the GEAR forum, but working with it to make stuff is another matter entire...

In Make Your Own Gear » working with cuben fiber
December 18, 6:10pm

FR weights
Terra Nova has a 5 by 8 foot tarp in the 7 oz range that claims 3000mm HH. No claim of FR. Around $100. Golite has the same size at about the same weight, and claims FR and 1200 mm HH. Around...

In GEAR » Debunking Hydrostatic Head
December 16, 9:21pm

HH = bunk?
"I think you are setting up HH as a bit of a straw man for debunking." We are so fortunate to have an editor who can cut through the bull in so few words. Thank you, Roger.

In GEAR » Debunking Hydrostatic Head
December 16, 8:46pm

sewing through a foam sandwich
Jerry, Did not realize we were talking about only 1/8" thickness of foam. The waist belts in my mind were using closer to 1/2" thickness of foam, before compression by a presser foot. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » $7 Waist Belt
December 13, 7:38pm

Justin, Agree with Jerry. First get ahold of a Tipi pattern with catenary cut panels. You can use the catenary chart, buried in BPL somewhere, but nothing beats a pattern. I've even bought d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Just curious, re: Cubic tech and cuben fiber
December 12, 5:32pm

Waist belts - to make or not to make
Thanks again, Daryl. And thank you David O. for the silnylon slider idea. Might never have thought of that. Jerry, you must have a pretty good machine. Mine would never sew through a thick f...

In Make Your Own Gear » $7 Waist Belt
December 11, 7:48pm

Insignia cloth
Thanks, Daryl. What happens when you cut up that cloth - doesn't it create a raw edge than can unravel? I've seen insignia tapes that I assume have finished edges, but not sure about the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » $7 Waist Belt
December 10, 11:24pm

Soulo copy
Ivo, Beautiful job! Did not see your original post - missed it. Looks like you have got the tent almost finished, so most of your questions you have answered yourself. Does your tent have an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wintertent (Soulo copy): I need your thoughts
December 10, 11:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Samuel C. Farrington

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Marmot Rockstar Pant
These pants were purchased after trying a number of DWR, quick drying polyester and nylon products in search of lighter weight. However, all were very baggy, and none met the secondary goal of having ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
May 12, 10:51pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
Bought this shortly after the BPL review came out. It was my first down bag since the 70's. The outstanding DWR treatment shown in the review persuaded me that a down bag might work for me agai...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 25, 8:09pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
It is a good emergency item, because, as already pointed out, it takes up almost no weight or space. It addresses both the crypto and giardia if one waits the recommended times. Should the main wa...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 05, 11:13pm

Sealskinz Ultra Grip Black Glove
Tried them a few years ago for winter snowshoeing, which involved a lot of bushwacking. Clammy, wet, cold and eventually, frozen fingers. Just about anything else is better, even just leather. Am su...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 07, 11:14pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Used the reg (not super) version of this bag for three weeks; one on Maine's Grafton Loop Trail in June at altitudes up to 3K', and two in Colorado's Rawahs in August at altitudes up to 12...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 06, 11:10pm

Cocoon UL 60 Hoody and Pant
I have not had any problems with the stitching, and have found the product to be reasonably warm for its very light weight. Pockets might have been nice for handwarming, but if it is really cold, I c...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
October 07, 12:06am

Lorpen Trekking Extreme Coolmax Socks
For anyone allergic to wool, or just looking for a fine coolmax sock, these are a good choice - 75% Coolmax, 15% Polyamide, 10% Lycra. Weight is 4.4 oz a pair in size Medium. They are a medium to he...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 8:26pm

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
While I have always used hang lights in camp instead of headlamps, ordered this item because of Keith's excellent review. Was pleased to note that the beam was as bright and more even than the Ph...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 14, 8:34pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
My understanding from this and other sites is that this filter is not effective after thawing once the element has been frozen. If this is not so, it would be helpful to have this corrected. Otherwi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 01, 4:44pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
The only drawback for this stove was the lack of a windscreen, such that it did not perform efficiently in windy conditions. The manufacturer's screen sold separately is stainless steel, and on th...

In Stoves - Canister
November 15, 12:39am