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Re: Helium HD vs Super Mica
The Super Mica appears to use a ~2x heavier denier fabric than the Helium HD. So perhaps more durable (30D on Helium HD is pretty durable though) but I would bet LESS BREATHABLE. I would also bet t...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 04, 12:06am

Re: Waiting on Borah Gear
I'm going to bet that the baffles are too big for that amount of fill and when the jacket is worn gravity will settle the down leaving bands of cold spots. Be skeptical of any clothing that has...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 03, 8:33pm

Re: more details...
This jacket will stay in your pack 95% of the time and shouldn't weigh more than 10oz for 3-season Alpine use. Get an OR Helium HD and be done with it. Never have to worry about delamination is...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 03, 7:29pm

Re: Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
I use a hair dryer on low heat pointed into opening to finish for storage after wash/rinse/air dry overnight. Takes maybe a minute.

In GEAR » Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
April 03, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Re: APS-C vs M43
In that case, definitely go with the larger APS-C or full frame sensor models out in the mirror-less format. Sorry I can't make any specific recommendations as I've been OK with lugging a d...

In Photography » Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
April 03, 6:09pm

Re: APS-C vs M43
Megan, do you make A4-sized or larger prints or do you mainly view your pics on a PC/TV monitor? Do you crop your images significantly? Do you hope one day to publish or exhibit your pics in a gall...

In Photography » Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
April 03, 5:46pm

Re: FS HMG 3400 Ice Pack Tall Never Been Used $235
Sorely tempted by this but I don't know much about these packs. Does the addition of hip pockets eliminate the tool loops? Why such a big discount?

In Gear Swap » FS HMG 3400 Ice Pack Tall Never Been Used $235
April 03, 5:22pm

Re: warmth of UL down puffy
If a few spins in the dryer fail to fully loft the baffles and holding it up the light reveals some unfilled air space you should consider returning it. The whole design reason to have a multitude ...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 03, 4:48pm

Re: Re: RE: Airbeam Frame
I picked a GG Aji w/airbeam frame a month ago as I wanted a zip panel loader pack to carry dslr camera gear. The Airbeam frame makes a BIG difference in the support as the included plastic frame sh...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Arrived!
April 03, 4:41pm

Re: Re: Balancing the sky and landscape for vivid colors on
The scene contains to much DYNAMIC RANGE for proper exposure. The old way to capture this type of scene is to use the graduated NDF. That is still the only way to get the shot of a moving subject. ...

In Photography » Balancing the sky and landscape for vivid colors on both
April 02, 10:06pm

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