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Re: Backpack Advice: HMG and ULA
In my opinion, the Ohm is going to win in all categories except carrying loads close to 30lbs. It also does that fairly comfortably, but the HMG will have the edge at those weights. Price, durabili...

In GEAR » Backpack Advice: HMG and ULA
March 14, 9:11pm

Solomid XL
PM sent. Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Shelters
March 14, 8:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pack Fabric Selection
"Cutting out the fabric sounds like it will be interesting" Try Kevlar shears. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 10, 4:52pm

Re: Trimming my Large Xtherm (pics)
Nice job. Been thinking about doing that with a Large Xlite, but I just don't know if I can live without that extra length. Ryan

In GEAR » Cut 14" off my Neo-air xtherm large
March 10, 4:48pm

Re: MLD, Zimmerbuilt, HMG, Zpacs, ULA Packs
Like the other posters, I have also had pretty much all of those products at one time or another and agree they're real close to each other except Zpacks which is a bit below. I would just deci...

In GEAR » MLD, Zimmerbuilt, HMG, Zpacs, ULA Packs
March 10, 11:43am

Re: Re: Re: Pack Fabric Selection
What about a VX42 bottom with X21/VX21 body? Depending on the area where you're bushwhacking that should work fine. Seems like that's a fairly common combo on BPL over the years and it shou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 09, 3:59pm

Re: Approx 1700ci Packs
I have a Zpacks Zero in black hybrid cuben that's 1700in. Side pockets and front mesh pocket. It's around 8.5 ounces I think. No complaints. ULA CDT - it's a great pack, but the Ohm...

In GEAR » Approx 1700ci Packs
March 09, 3:30pm

Re: patenting your designs
"You could copyright your design very easily, and then give permission to use the designs under certain conditions. If they charged off and didn't follow your conditions, copyright is easi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Creative Commons and gear design.
March 05, 9:08am

Re: Has anyone here used Luke's Ultralite Argon Wind Shell?
I don't have a LUL windshell made from Argon, but I do from Nobul1. The fit is really good, and craftsmanship is nice also. According to Richard, Argon 67/90 both breathe really well so keep th...

In GEAR » Has anyone here used Luke's Ultralite Argon Wind Shell?
March 04, 4:38pm

Re: Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
Hard to tell from the pic, but looks like the tie out sewing went beyond the hem and into the tarp. I wonder if there would be any difference if the sewing was confined to the hem. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
March 04, 6:18am

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