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Re: Re: Re: Material for tailgate tent
"I dunno. I bet Sunbrella would be hard to sew .And way overkill. If you wanted to put it over a boat for multiple seasons then that would be good" I've never tried to sew it, but ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material for Tailgate Tent
April 29, 10:39am

Re: Material for tailgate tent
"Sunbrella would work. They use it in boats so it would last a long time. The good thing about it is it breaths. Might be pretty thick and harder to sew. Rockywoods has samples. You might want...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material for Tailgate Tent
April 28, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Matts pack selection
Yeah, fit is the main factor at this point and of course the most challenging to test. Everything else seems pretty similar. Trying them on would take about an hours drive, but may be the best pla...

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
April 27, 11:23am

Re: Bundy......not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he still deserves a place in the tool box.
"Ryan, I agree 100% with what you said here about the slaves topic. But don't confuse the issue that people might be defending Bundy, not because they agree with his statements, but becaus...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 26, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
Matthew, Did you end up going with the Windrider or the Circuit w/ cuben hybrid? What is your opinion now? I am facing this same decision and it's a tough one. I want an all black pack which...

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
April 26, 8:51pm

Just an idiot
Bundy's rant didn't strike me as racist by how I typically think of it, only extremely stupid. African Americans were better off as slaves because they could grow turnips with their familie...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 26, 7:04am

Re: Transparent shirt
Wanted to jump in here and & say that I also bought this shirt recently. XL comes in at 3.5oz. It's nice and long which is rare in most XL shirts. Breathes VERY well. P.S. - Mine is brig...

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Echo t-shirt
April 26, 6:22am

Re: Re: Footbox
My preference if not using drawstrings is also a round/oval end piece sewn in. Very easy to do and functional. Sewn straight across is tight on my feet unless sleeping on my side which I don't...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewn footbox design
April 25, 10:47am

Re: Congrats
Congrats on the new baby Lawson! I hope everything turns out well for baby and Mama. Ryan

In GEAR » Is Lawson Equipment on vacation?
April 25, 5:28am

Re: Zebralight burn times?
Glenn, I've had good luck with ZL's run time estimates, but I use Energizer Ultimates instead of Eneloops. For me, it's very noticeable when the light hits the downhill and starts dy...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 23, 11:12am

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