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Did some experimenting and yes, it does indeed increase boil times, presumably because the walls of the pot are insulated from the heat travelling up the sides. I still think carbon felt would m...

In GEAR » Carbon felt for cosy
January 29, 8:58pm

Carbon felt for cosy
I have been experimenting with using carbon felt as a pot cosy. The advantage is that you can leave it on the pot while you cook, which should significantly reduce cooking times. It is also quite l...

In GEAR » Carbon felt for cosy
January 28, 3:39am

me too
I have had the same thoughts recently. Another option I've found is the Haglof's Gram Shell mitten. Slightly heavier at 50g but potentially more durable with a 70D face fabric.

In GEAR » MLD eVent Rain Mitts
January 28, 3:36am

Re: i just want one
"I have absolutely no need for one and can't imagine when/where I'd use it, but holy cow I want one." My sentiments exactly. That green Keron in the shady woods just looks SO i...

In GEAR » *new* Hilleberg tent thread
January 24, 10:00pm

Re: Re: ZPacks carbon fibre staff
The non-stretch string in the groove is the most genius part! It's the lightest, simplest system I can think of. Another winner from Joe Valesko IMO.

In GEAR » ZPacks carbon fibre staff
January 24, 3:18am

meanwhile, down under...
The biggest outdoor retailer in Australia, Kathmandu, is notorious for this. They advertise their own-brand gear (which is crap) at ridiculous prices comparable to only the highest end stuff (Arc&#...

In GEAR » Beware of so-called liquidation sales
November 17, 7:54am

Re: Ideal
>Too bad is out of medium or I'd be ordering with the 20% off coupon. Dan, true, and the Mirage is currently top of my list. But 8 denier more means 100% greater yarn weig...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 17, 7:03am

For me, the cut, the fabric and the incredible anti-microbial qualities of the Give-N-Go boxers are unbeatable so far. I would be interested to try some Rohan boxers, but I am so used to the Exoffi...

In GEAR » Ex Officio boxer replacement?
November 15, 10:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Frost Line
Ryan, when I was in Taiwan I saw a box-baffled MB parka with "1000" on the sleeve and what felt like a 15d or 20d shell. It was the only one in the shop and I've never seen it even me...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 15, 7:03pm

Re: Frost Line
Great summary, Dan. I would add that Dane over at Cold Thistle has measured his size L Mirage at 420g. He measured his size L Permafrost is 694g. So the Frost Line would seem to fall in between ...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 15, 5:46pm

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