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Re: Velcro to attach your pad to your tent floor?
I would try it no sweat. Goof off or a hair dryer would remove the glue later on. You are going to have to really thrash in your sleep to stress a seam(if at all). Ryan

In GEAR » Velcro to attach your pad to your tent floor?
April 16, 5:56am

Re: SMD - Flight 30 SUL?
It clearly states it can be used by SUL hikers, but it's obviously not a SUL pack. It's just a marketing attempt to show it appeals to even the UL fanatics which it wasn't designed for....

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 15, 11:52am

Re: Re: Argon silnylon - Detailed Analysis Report
Once my fabric arrived, I had suspicions that it was the 20d nylon and not 10d. Oh well. May wait a while on making that big square tarp I was planning. Hopefully the field reports start coming in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 15, 11:09am

Re: Roll top
I think most manufacturers add length for a roll top, but I would shoot Joe an email to see what he thinks about it. The sizing really depends on your gear so it's tough to compare between diff...

In GEAR » Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
April 09, 8:03pm

Re: Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
A small Zero is 1,700cu/in if Zpacks specs are correct. Add the roll top feature and it's probably 100-200 extra cu/in so that will probably get you there. The mesh pocket holds a lot also. I h...

In GEAR » Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
April 09, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Casio PAW1300
Wholeheartedly agree with Derek. The Casio works fine as long as you calibrate the altimeter often. If I was going to rely on it for a trip, I would calibrate it every day based upon known objects/...

In GEAR » Reliable altimeter watch
April 09, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 8:57am

Re: 22mm/26.2mm batteries on the way too?
I've got a couple of the 22650's on the way for a 1300 lumen flashlight I finally decided to pull the trigger on. They are Trustfire branded and rated to 4000 mah, but will actually store ...

In GEAR » Battery charger pack specs comparison!
April 06, 8:22am

Re: Re: Re: Argon silnylon
Yeah, I ordered (7) yards of the red to make a tarp out of. Gonna go ~10x10. Always wanted a square tarp to try several of the different pitches. Curious how much sag and stretch a 10d nylon tarp w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 05, 8:41pm

Re: Need help trying to decide what size Z Packs Zero to get
Depends on the volume of your gear of course, but a Small with the roll-top option is much larger than you would think. It is indeed larger than the Burn. Ryan

In GEAR » Need he'll trying to decide what size Z Packs Zero to get
April 04, 9:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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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