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Re: Re: talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
I think this guy does a good review of a ZPacks Arc Blast he used for an AT thru-hike:

In GEAR » talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
February 10, 10:05am

Re: Kilt
If you'll be wearing running shorts and the rain pants will be your only long pants/leggings, I would vote for your Patagonia Torentshell pants if you like them. With the running shorts, you ma...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 09, 8:52am

Re: Re: Vest filled with rice
Jasmine rice might smell better. Just make sure your microwaveable vest doesn't have any metal!

In Make Your Own Gear » Vest filled with rice
February 06, 9:11pm

Re: Nice
Nice work. That first pitch of a MYOG tent is always exciting :)

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Lightweight tent full build.
February 06, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Spirit
Dave, have you measured the lofted width of your down quilts which work well? The width for down quilts that is listed is often the width when the fabric is pulled tight. For example, my GooseFeet ...

In GEAR » MLD Spirit Quilt question
February 04, 10:52am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Down loft degradation from RH is minor
It's called a guess, based on how every other DWR item performs. Per Andrew Skurka's book, "DWR is degraded by abrasion, dirt, and body oils". Why would the coating on down not de...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 02, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Down loft degradation from RH is minor
I wonder how much of the perceived performance of DWR down is psychological. If you bought a sleeping bag supposedly filled with DWR down, but it was actually filled with normal down, do you th...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 02, 6:46pm

Re: Re: Downtek
Here is a quote from Will Rietveld's 2015 OR coverage: "While at the Crux booth I had the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of water-resistant down treatments with Crux founder C...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 02, 8:44am

Re: Re: OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
I've had mine for almost two years now. It hasn't failed me yet, even during a Pineapple Express along the Rogue River in Oregon last year or getting dumped on while hiking along the Oregon...

In GEAR » OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
February 01, 2:45pm

Re: DeLorme
"However, waypoint functionality like this seems like it should be an easy update to the SE, since it knows your coordinates and it only takes 10 lines of code to calculate the direction and d...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
January 30, 9:39am

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