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Rab sizing
I bought a Neutrino Plus online after trying on the Neutrino Endurance in a local store. Be aware that the Plus is sized larger than the Endurance. I nearly returned the Plus as it felt too large...

In GEAR » Need recommendations for new winter jacket BWCA
November 19, 3:21pm

Re: Re: First flight
Craig - PM me any time. My experiences mightn't be fresh, but the memories certainly are. And I'd be happy to connect you with my CO pilot contact for a reality check. Your friend is abso...

In Other Activities » Any paragliders here?
November 17, 11:33pm

First flight
I had 1/2 day of mandatory classroom training on the principles of flight, followed by 1/2 day of ground handling in a field that was riddled with cowpats and badger holes. At the end of the day I...

In Other Activities » Any paragliders here?
November 17, 9:24pm

Re: Any paragliders here?
I learned 20 years ago in the UK, an attempt to kill or cure my vertigo. I had a chance to fly in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, South Downs, French Alps, Eastern Transvaal, Drakensberg, and N...

In Other Activities » Any paragliders here?
November 17, 7:25pm

Right bivy for the conditions
I use my SL bivy from April to October. The other six months of the year I switch to an eVent Soul bivy. It's more than 2x the weight, but has far fewer condensation issues when there's s...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
November 17, 2:14pm

Sil vs cuben
I find silnylon much more slippery than cuben. A lot of pads will slide inside a sil floored bivy, and you'll wake up at the lowest point if your site is anything but level. That can put strain...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
November 16, 7:55pm

SL bivy sizing
I went with the Large to use with my WM Alpinlite 20F. I'm 5'9", 185lb. There's plenty of space for a 20" wide Medium Exped, and it's just about perfect for a 25" wid...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
November 16, 3:17pm

Golite sold all remaining inventory to Hilco, one of the big liquidation houses. They are well known for pulling these stunts and relying on consumers' gullibility. They did the same when Circu...

In GEAR » Beware of so-called liquidation sales
November 16, 2:36pm

Direct to consumer business model
I wonder whether Montbell are taking notes. On a recent video Craig Delger at Prolite Gear mentioned MB were planning to stop distributing their product to web retailers in early 2015. All internet...

In Gear Deals » GoLite going out of business sale
November 16, 2:29pm

MLD commentary
Somebody else reposted Ron's comments on this thread:

In Gear Deals » GoLite going out of business sale
November 14, 4:08pm

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Mountain Laurel Designs
I had to cancel an order I placed a couple of weeks ago with Ron. He was very gracious, no argument on his end or attempt to persuade me not to cancel, and my refund came through within 24 hours. To...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 7:52am