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Re: Re: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up
For anybody interested in further details on the Cubic Tech buyout, I put together an interview article that could be of interest to you.

In Editor's Roundtable » Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up
August 22, 2:49am

Re: Setting things straight
Uggghhhh, I know... shipping fees are getting insane. It cost me $15 bucks to send a pair of shoes about 300 miles from Eureka down to SF. Stupid!! I have just started a give away of $1000+ wort...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Setting things straight
August 22, 2:41am

Re: ZPacks Duplex mod question
Hey Greg, I think the list of modifications is getting smaller and smaller - as zpacks has been very active in listening to hiker feedback and integrating a lot of the ideas/suggestions/modifica...

In GEAR » ZPacks Duplex mod question
August 22, 2:36am

Re: Re: New Storm Door Hooks on Duplex
Hey All, I can confirm that ZPacks is now using the lineloc at the apex and using those tiny tiny little clips from dutchwear. All *Plex shelters being shipped should be expected to have thos...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
August 14, 12:13pm

Re: Arc Haul round vertical stay
Just to quickly jump in on this... the round carbon fiber stays are addressed herein.

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
August 07, 8:14am

FS: {{Final Prototype}} ZPacks Arc Zip
I am putting up for sale the final prototype backpack of the zpacks arc zip, which I designed for zpacks. This pack has one or two very unique features which someone out there might really find ...

In Gear Swap » FS: {{Final Prototype}} ZPacks Arc Zip
August 06, 12:58am

FS: Suluk46 TDW Stove
Due to the mass closures throughout the state of California, when it comes to wood stoves, I have decided to sale my very last wood burning stove, the super awesome Suluk46 TDW (Titanium Double Wal...

In Gear Swap » FS: Suluk46 TDW Stove
August 06, 12:43am

Re: Complaint
Colin Krusor (ckrusor) stated: "... the craftsmanship on that aluminized cuben duplex looks kinda poor... " Colin Krusor (ckrusor) stated: "... John Abela's overreaction to my...

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 25, 9:13pm

Re: Re: Pitch
I don't mean to disparage Joe at Zpacks, but the craftsmanship on that aluminized cuben duplex looks kinda poor. Craftsmanship is on par with zPacks' gear, which is quite good and consis...

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 24, 4:16pm

Re: Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
And it's not a production model anyway, more a prototype. That is not entirely correct. ZPacks had full intentions of bringing the aluminized cuben fiber into their shelter fabric option lin...

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 24, 3:29pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Klymit Static V Luxe
Review of the Klymit Static V Luxe inflatable sleeping pad. My overall rating is a four (4) out of five (5). The one star reduction ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 6:44am

Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm