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Re: FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
Price drop.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
February 04, 2:48pm

FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
I bought these on gear swap awhile back. I got a pair that fits me better (I have a short inseam), so these are up for sale. Weigh is 8 oz. They are a size L and fit my 34" waist just fine. Th...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
February 03, 10:42am

Re: Down loft degradation from RH is minor
One of the two DWR down bags I own is a 5F winter bag. My hope in getting the DWR option was that it might help with accumulation of moisture, or at least resistance to down collapse once moisture ...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 03, 8:52am

Re: Tenaya Canyon

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 8:25am

Re: Tenaya Canyon
Yes, it is a technical canyon requiring a rope and rock scrambling skills. I descended it in October. A person who was on the Tuolumne shuttle bus with us in the morning, and who was just a few min...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 8:16am

Re: Downtek
I've also had a few personal experiences, not scientific by any means, where a treated down garment performed better in a wet situation than I'm used to with standard untreated down. But th...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 02, 11:22am

Re: Nylatron
I have not heard of Nylatron and am not sure what you are trying to make, but you might look into delrin which is a very commonly used engineering plastic with good strength to weight.

In Make Your Own Gear » Nylatron
February 01, 7:24pm

Re: Maxima air porosity
Thank you, Richard. The two micro graphs look identical to me - did you perhaps post the same image twice by accident?

In Make Your Own Gear » How many ponchos to make a quilt top?
February 01, 7:16pm

Re: Major John Muir Trail changes
The Half Dome permits have been quite successful in reducing the cluster-*$%# on that trail, so I'm hopeful that this will have the same effect on the JMT corridor in the park. Doesn't affe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Major John Muir Trail changes
January 30, 4:21pm

Re: New Cubic Tech Waterproof Breathable Laminate
In the words of Carl Sagan, "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

In GEAR » New Cubic Tech Waterproof Breathable Laminate
January 30, 11:11am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm