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Re: Re: Re: shelter
"Well my current bivy, tarp set up is about 11 ounces, but the humidity is a big problem from what I have seen. And at 27-28 ounces, I would rather take my Golite bivy, given that it is 27.7 o...

In GEAR » Give me your opinions in my shelter
July 04, 9:16am

Re: shelter
+1 with MB. No way would I ever take a bivy on the AT. Humidity on a low day is about 90% and spending that time in a bivy sounds like pure torture. I think I've only seen one bivy on the AT in...

In GEAR » Give me your opinions in my shelter
July 03, 7:46pm

Re: Madden Backpacks Reborn and Restarted
I do really like the old school design of those and similar packs like Rivendell Mountain Works. Very pricey for what you get though. Ryan

In GEAR » Madden Backpacks Reborn and Restarted
July 03, 7:29pm

Re: Montbell Thermawrap
Dug - Tried to send you a PM, but you don't have them setup yet. You can send me an email: risingpower(at)hotmail. Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
July 03, 6:58pm

Re: FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
Zpacks bag sold pending funds Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
July 02, 1:16pm

Re: zpacks bag
Hi Joshua, Standard 3/4 length zipper and 900fp down. Updated the original post. Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
July 02, 11:52am

FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
Hi everyone, For various reasons, I won't be hiking for a while. So I'm going to clear a few things out of the closet. All prices include shipping to the US and should be paid using Payp...

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
July 02, 11:01am

Re: Re: Re: New ZPacks Jacket
Cubic Tech makes a lighter weight version of their WPB (I use that term loosely) material. I always assumed Zpacks used the 1.4oz stuff for durability reasons. If so, this nylon outer might solve t...

In GEAR » ZPacks Rain Jacket updated to ZPacks Challenge Rain Jacket
July 02, 10:22am

Re: Thanks
We came over Glen Pass about three days ago. Very little snow and no problems. Same with Mather, Pinchot, Bishop, and Kearsarge. Ryan

In Post-Trip Reports » Glen Pass - PCT 2014
June 30, 1:09pm

Re: Nobul 1 vs Nobul 2 vs Argon
Jennifer, I would use Nobul 1 out of those three. IMO it has the best feel against the skin although I wouldn't be afraid to use any of the three for that purpose. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric suggestions for hot summer bag (using a liner only)
June 30, 8:30am

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