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As it has no foam, it wont offer much insulation for your legs. I bring a short piece of a GG nightlite pad for my legs, and use as sitpad during the day. I will hang my pack from my tentpole...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast under legs?
May 03, 6:13pm

My real torso size is 19.5" Im 5-9 with 32 inseam. I have a regular torso in the arc blast. Followed Joes reccomendation, and it worked out great. Shoulder straps ride maybe 1/4" ab...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast torso sizing question
May 01, 1:02pm

When they rate a bag, its rated with baselayers, and on a GOOD pad. the bag is also zipped up snug with the dummy inside it. Just moving around in a UL sleeping bag can cause a lot of air exc...

In GEAR » Quilt Temps Accurate for Women?
April 30, 7:56pm

Sweating a little is better than being cold. But not by much.

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag vs Bags - and temps for a multi-bag system in SouthEast US?
April 30, 7:21pm

Im torn with agreeing with the stove comment. personally, ive planned on a cannister setup to avoid the issue. But the word from the folks on the JMT forum, is that in most every instance last...

In Gear Lists » JMT in Mid-July
April 27, 10:44pm

i scrutinize, and agonize over every 0.1 oz on my gear list. then when I pack, I bring what I want. Usually about 0.25 - 0.5 lb more stuff than my minimum. Its an academic excercise mostly,...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 27, 8:24pm

The real kicker is, the zlite isnt all that light even. . It folds up and lays out quick and convenient. ( I do hate rolled up pads that wont lay flat for a while after you unroll them) My go...

In GEAR » Zlite Comfort?
April 26, 7:27am

I have to agree. I have the same quilt in regular/regular. In my view, it *barely* will work in length for my 5-9, and the regular is generously wide. With no pressure on toe box, mine comes to a...

In Gear Swap » FS: EE Enigma 20 850 DT
April 25, 8:29pm

dropping wt
The #1 way most people drop wt from their PACK, is to put things in their pockets, or in some cases around their necks (whistle) Some things belong in pockets, TP,chapstick, camera, map, IMO. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 6:20pm

I personally dont think it rates anywhere near as good as a blue foam pad from walmart. All I think it has going for it, is it folds up neatly. Younger thru hikers under about 25 seem to tole...

In GEAR » Zlite Comfort?
April 23, 4:49pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm