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Re: Stanky Lanky
"They had a pair of pants that had a 32 waist and 36 length. You've got to be talking someone like 6'8" and 170 lbs or something, and I thought I was goofy looking, lol. Sorry for...

In Gear Deals » Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90
February 25, 7:28pm

Re: Re: Oh the problems we have!!!!
I own two wind shirts currently. One that is very breathable, and one that is not. I think there are conditions out there that warrant each. Their combined weight is only 4.4oz so maybe I just brin...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 9:58am

Re: AT
"I guess the AT is the most popular long trail and easiest to do from a logistics standpoint anyway, and it probably draws plenty of not-quite-ready hikers, both UL and Traditional." E...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 24, 4:46pm

Re: Re: creating holes in ccf pad
Jigsaw. Hole saw. Spade bits. Boom. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » creating holes in ccf pad
February 24, 11:05am

Re: Re: finished quilt ?
Good looking quilt Rick. Let us know how it works in the field for you. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished quilt!
February 23, 11:29am

Re: Re: Test number
The Tachyon breathes better than many windshirts on the market right now, but still low compared to the gold standard of about 35cfm. Good all around wind shirt though. I own one and use it on trip...

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
February 22, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Body Glide Liquified Powder
Here are a few moisture barrier creams I researched a while back. They all have 5% dimethicone which seems to be the going rate for everything except Hydropel which had 6x that amount. The other in...

In GEAR » Is there a consensus on a good hydropel replacement?
February 22, 7:16am

Re: Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
I am not as thrilled with the hood as previous posters, but it's a good windshirt for 2oz's. Definitely breaks the wind. It doesn't breathe very well like you mentioned so if that's...

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
February 22, 7:07am

Re: MH Plasmic
I think you are right. The Plasmic is made with DryQ Evap, not DryQ Elite so I don't think it's the rebranded eVent. Ryan

In GEAR » eVent jackets (again)
February 19, 6:57pm

Re: Notch vs Lunar solo
The weight, space, and small packable size of the Duo will be an improvement over the Notch. AT weather is generally very tame so storm worthyness isn't much of a consideration. Dealing with s...

In GEAR » Notch vs Lunar Duo
February 19, 11:39am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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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