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Re: Advice on Backpack: Crown VC 60 vs 2012 Mariposa
Yeah, the statement in the video is way off IMO. Whether it's a difference in the actual framesheet or just a matter of the thicker padding, the Vapor Trail is substantially stiffer than the Cr...

In GEAR » Advice on Backpack: Crown VC 60 vs 2012 Mariposa
July 26, 3:14am

Vapor Trail
Speaking of the Vapor Trail, you should consider it too. Better suspension and cushier than the Crown VC. It can be trimmed pretty close to 2lbs, my long comes in at 2,4 and I left the hydration sl...

In GEAR » Advice on Backpack: Crown VC 60 vs 2012 Mariposa
July 25, 1:13am

Bear spray
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but using bear spray on a person is illegal in the state of CA and several other states, even in self defense. Pepper spray in excess of 2.5oz is prohibited - b...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
July 22, 3:21am

Load lifters, mesh panel
The load lifters are sewn to the pack bag about 2.5" above the top of the shoulder strap attachment point (straps are sewn at an angle.) I asked for a little more torso length, so that distanc...

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
June 28, 8:48pm

Got it!
I had a chance to load it up with my gear at lunch today and carry it around for a bit. First impressions are extremely positive. The bottom stay attachment is well designed - no protrusions/pressu...

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
June 28, 2:38pm

Arc Blast
I had an Exo on order, and Joe contacted me re. the Arc. After some correspondence I decided it would likely be a better fit. Just got my tracking number so it should be here Thursday!

In GEAR » new zpacks pack: the arc blast
June 26, 10:41pm

Florence Lake loop, which options?
Hello all. I am tagging along on a 40 mile loop near Florence Lake next week (supposed to be the midpoint of the JMT.) This will be my first backpacking trip with real mileage and that is not focus...

In Gear Lists » Florence Lake loop, which options?
June 26, 9:22pm

Montbell UL Comfort System Pillow, Jacks R Better Down Sleeves, Long
Before I send these two items back, I thought I'd see if anyone wants them for a buck or two under retail plus free shipping: Montbell UL Comfort System Pillow. Inflated a couple times but ...

In Gear Swap » Montbell UL Comfort System Pillow, Jacks R Better Down Sleeves, Long
June 23, 11:13pm

Verto
Nice jacket, and only 3oz in a size XL!

In Gear Deals » TNF Verto Jacket for $84 @ EMS
June 21, 2:06am

Got mine
It's not the prettiest girl at the bar, but Pertex quantum, 850 down and 7.75oz in a size XXL for $55 means I'm keeping it! It's a lot more insulation than my thermawrap vest for the ex...

In Gear Deals » Great deal on Stoic Hadron 850-fill goose downjacket just $55.65 and free shiping
June 18, 5:47pm

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