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Plasti Dip on pack bottom?
My climbing pack has a series of small holes in the bottom along with abrasion wear. Aside from this damage, the pack will likely keep going for a few years, so I'd like to repair this damage. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Plasti Dip on pack bottom?
February 05, 10:23pm

Unless I am mistaken, Mora does not make folding knives, so are you asking who makes a better general utility fixed blade? It seems to me that is akin to asking what the best backpack or softshel...

In GEAR » Benchmade vs. Mora
January 31, 6:26pm

breathability chart
I have not seen any direct comparisons, though I'd imagine someone on this site has the information. Here is what I have: You m...

In GEAR » Polartec v Schoeller v Windstopper article?
January 23, 6:37pm

Good tarp
I have used that Equinox tarp for a solo shelter and found it to be wonderfully roomy and easily configured for a variety of conditions. The larger tarp lets you setup with the sides flush to the g...

In GEAR » Equinox SilNylon tarp
December 29, 2:59pm

Extender bar needed
I have these crampons, and had to purchase a longer extender bar to get them to fit my size 12 Montrail ICE 9 insulated single boots (New Classic bindings). With the stock (very flexible stainl...

In GEAR » Grivel, Air Tech Light crampons
December 20, 6:42pm

Volume and weight
Martin's right- you'll be carrying group gear such as heavy tents, some kind of group shelter, cooking stuff, pickets, rope, etc... not only can that easily up the volume requirements, but ...

In GEAR » 6000cubic inch bag
December 17, 3:08pm

Ready Mix
I asked Patagonia when I saw that the Ready Mix was off the website- they said it was part of their spring line and would be back for that season. Incidently, the Ascentionist appears to be a heavy...

In GEAR » Let's talk about softshell clothing systems!
December 17, 10:24am

I believe the essenshell went through many versions and eventually become the Ready Mix. My essenshell, which is a simple pullover, is a non-stretch polyester that- I believe- has an Epic coating. ...

In GEAR » Let's talk about softshell clothing systems!
December 16, 8:03pm

Northern Lites
To reiterate what Steve said- the Northern Lites can be downright dangerous in very steep terrain. I use my Backcountry' for winter in the Catskills and Adirondacks. I have ended up in full spl...

In GEAR » Snowshoe traction by brand
December 16, 10:27am

synthetic clothing instead?
Quick question- is there any reason why synthetic clothing used inside a down bag would NOT have the same effect as the synthetic liner bag? I have been using my DAS parks inside a WM Antelope for...

In GEAR » Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
December 16, 10:13am

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