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This is the thread to end all threads. You guys take something simple, like backpacking gear, and make things wayyyy too complicated. I say use the Cuben Tarp, and if you get wet in it, then ask...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 24, 7:48pm

mesh lumbar pad
I like the looks of pack, but would like to see a 3d spacer mesh Lumbar pad, that has the ability to add your own padding. The material they're using for the pack has got to be very slippery, w...

In GEAR » HMG Windrider Southwest
March 24, 5:01pm

What they're made for
I find just the opposite with a quilt, as to be excellent for my side sleeping and tossing and turning. The trick is to get a wide enough quilt with just enough under-straps (3) and wrap the straps...

In GEAR » Quilt, stretch, or other option for restless side sleeper
March 23, 10:57pm

Plastic tubes?
Mike, What do they call these plastic tubes? All I found was the thicker walled clear PVC, which is expensive. OK I found it: (Tenite Butyrate tubing) So, what wall thickness did you get for the...

In GEAR » US Plastics order
March 19, 12:43pm

Alum stays?
What can HMG Windrider Southwest pack owners tell me about the alum.stays, as to how you keep the stays from coming into contact with your back? Is there an internal foam pad, between the stays and...

In GEAR » Just got my HMG windrider pack
March 19, 10:46am

HMG pack material
From HMG, per Rakesh CF Nylon Hybrid: Used as the primary HMG pack material, this fabric is a unique rip-stop nylon/cuben fiber hybrid. Only slightly heavier than our other Cuben fiber versions...

In GEAR » Just got my HMG windrider pack
March 19, 10:37am

Spectra, Dyneema the same, Cuben not
Its my understanding that full Spectra or Dyneema (same thing) are not the same as Cuben, as they are made entirely with Spectra thread and contain little to no Mylar. I had both a MLD Cuben pack a...

In GEAR » Just got my HMG windrider pack
March 19, 10:14am

Cuben or Dyneema?
Sweet little pack, is it Cuben or Dyneema. I'd like to see a pack like this in full lightweight dyneema (white) maybe dyed Gray though, like McHale does with their packs.

In GEAR » Just got my HMG windrider pack
March 18, 8:02pm

I don't see any advantage to this compared to a TD Sidewinder Ti Cone, with a Evernew 1.3 ultralight Ti pot. I can burn wood, Esbit, and alcohol, and have the capacity to do large single boils ...

In GEAR » The Kettle is coming !
March 18, 7:50pm

Re: Circuit???
+1 for the Circuit.

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 18, 10:27am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Fogarty

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McHale Chasm
I bought my McHale Chasm pack to be my one and only do-all pack, and I've not been disappointed in the least. First off, the workmanship is second to none. Next and most importantly is the fit. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 14, 11:39pm

As with all of ULA's gear, their workmanship is excellent. Load transfer is good, and I could remove .9L plattys, from the side pockets, without needing to remove the pack. I would have scored th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 8:29pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
I just recently received my Zip pack, delivered as promised, within 8 weeks. First off the workmanship is probably the best I've seen, easily on par with ULA. The Green Sil-nylon is thicker th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 5:32pm