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Tarptent Double Rainbow Carbon or Al pole?
Couldn't find a thread about this. Seriously considering getting a TT Double Rainbow, but at the ordering screen I noticed there is the option for a carbon pole. Anyone have any experience w...

In GEAR » Tarptent Double Rainbow Carbon or Al pole?
May 21, 12:20am

Re: Re: Sources of 1/8" foam
Density is the thing though isn't it. If we are talking about maximum weight savings then the GG pads still win, 82g for 1500x500x3mm. Logically, it seems that less dense EVA should be warmer t...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL 7 felt "cool" under hips at 5-8 deg C
May 20, 11:08pm

Re: Sources of 1/8" foam?
I have a local foam and rubber shop (http://www.actfoam.com.au/) that sells CCF in all sorts of ticknesses from 6mm or less to 10-15mm. Not sure how it compares to the supposedly very good Evazote ...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL 7 felt "cool" under hips at 5-8 deg C
May 20, 10:14pm

Keprotec
My Crux pack (and indeed all Crux packs) are made from heavy weight Keprotec (which is not 100%, it's a nylon/kevlar blend) and yes, that stuff is burly. I have had no luck in trying to find it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra High Abrasion Resistant Fabric.
May 20, 10:06pm

Re: zip
"I never consider a sleeping bag that cannot be ventillated well, ie full zip." Agreed. Those aren't really "summer sleeping bags", they're adventure racing fast and ...

In GEAR » Which of these 2 summer sleeping bags?
May 19, 8:11pm

Tape and tape?
Maybe double-sided tape the seam and then use single sided tape like from Zpacks to reinforce, on both sides if necessary?

In Make Your Own Gear » Tape the Cuben Fiber or Sew it?
May 19, 7:45am

Looks good!
I like the velcro system for the roll top.

In Make Your Own Gear » 9oz Backpack for skiing
May 16, 9:29am

Not bad
That Super Mica looks pretty nice for the weight and price especially. Only problem with these 2/2.5 layer jackets is long-term durability (inside, not outside where the reinforcement is) under pac...

In GEAR » Need to buy a rain jacket for hiking/bike touring...educate me on the options
May 16, 8:59am

Neat but...
Neat concept but is it really better than an MLD Newt at 170 grams?

In GEAR » Summit Rocket 20 Vest Pack
May 16, 8:49am

MSR?
Have you considered the MSR Titan Kettle, 0.85 litres at 118 (claimed) grams with lid?

In GEAR » Pot suggestions on new cook kit
May 16, 8:47am

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