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Re: Alternatives to traditional baffles?
"Inefficient idea? Is it just easier to do traditional baffle boxes with mesh etc?" It will be easier & lighter to do traditional baffles I think. It really isn't very difficul...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternatives to traditional baffles?
December 01, 6:27pm

Re: Re: Notch
I agree with most of what Dave has said, although some of it can be argued. One other con for the Notch would be how the silnylon is going to soak up water weight when it rains. Not sure how much t...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch vs. Zpacks Hexamid Long
December 01, 6:15pm

Re: warning
Didn't Patagonia's world-beater $700 jacket also have some fill issues too? Seems this is becoming more common. Ryan

In Gear Deals » EB Downlight 50 Jacket $63!
November 26, 4:40pm

Re: Baffle Height vs. Baffle Width
"Can I aim for 1.5" baffle height, max 4" baffle width and stuff amount for 1.75" - 2" loft without adding 30% overfill?" Yes. 30% overfill is a lot really and is o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Baffle Height vs. Baffle Width
November 25, 5:11pm

Re: Sold out
Sometimes 6'5" has its perks. :) Picked one up. Ryan

In Gear Deals » EB Downlight 50 Jacket $63!
November 25, 10:25am

Re: Re: Re: Dousing Torches
This would make for a great BPL article. Hint Hint. Ryan

In GEAR » How Bad is Sleeping Bag Compression?
November 21, 4:11pm

Re: Custom ZPacks Toothbrush Case - 4g vs 9g Zpacks Case
Ha! Very cool. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom ZPacks Toothbrush Case - 4g vs 9g Zpacks Case
November 21, 11:05am

Re: Tent.
LOL. Funniest post I have seen in a while Clint. That is a very good description of how it turns out usually. I prefer to tent nearby to the shelters solely due to the snoring. I have a tough t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » AT Shelters- how frequently will I want to use them?
November 19, 5:52pm

Re: Lawson Ironwire
Something like IronWire is what you are looking for. The polyester sheath on Triptease, Glowire, etc is what digs into the bark so easily. Really helps with holding knots, but can be very difficult...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1 - 1.5 oz material for wind anorak
Ian, Out of those 1.1oz fabrics, the black and camo should be the best for breathability/permeability since they are not downproof. The camo especially since it has zero finish applied(Dwr, cire...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 - 1.5 oz material for wind anorak
November 19, 12:07pm

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