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Re: Neoprene
Thanks for the explanation about the neoprene. I'm won over enough that I ordered the deluxe version but I'll probably mostly eschew it. (But maybe a little Thinlight CCF?) Looking forward ...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (now the Backcountry Boiler)
November 16, 5:03pm

Apologies if this has been covered previously, but why a relatively heavy neoprene sleeve rather than Reflectix? or fiberglass? (Or silicone if that's by chance lighter.) Awesome project wit...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (now the Backcountry Boiler)
November 15, 10:03pm

Pleasure and pain
Once you've got it: One time when I had poison oak really bad (to the point where I wished I could be put into an induced coma until it went away), I discovered that holding the rash up to w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Poison oak
November 10, 11:08pm

Merino for me too
I don't like the stink of synthetic, and it also feels uncomfortable to me. Kind of hot and cold at the same time. All those sheep can't be wrong.

In GEAR » Merino or Synthetic base layers?
October 09, 4:05pm

Speaking generally, I think it's better to layer. E.g. choose a Montbell UL Inner, but wear it with a wool sweater, wind shirt, etc.

In GEAR » Which lightweight down jacket for travel
October 05, 11:12pm

Re: Seam
Thanks for explaining, Colin. That makes a lot of sense.

In Make Your Own Gear » 9' x9' tarp with 0.48oz Cuben
October 03, 6:33pm

Open faced sandwich
This is an interesting project, Colin, and I look forward to seeing where it goes. It seems like the advantage of the sandwich bond over the overlapping bond would be nil if the bond is at least...

In Make Your Own Gear » 9' x9' tarp with 0.48oz Cuben
October 02, 12:48pm

Wider is better
Good to see more consensus on the wider size; thanks. No idea if I want straps or not - I'm new to quilts. But I feel like I probably won't... As for a cuben quilt, not ready for th...

In GEAR » Ghost or Specialist quilt?
October 02, 11:13am

Thanks, folks
Thanks for the helpful info. I feel like I understand the situation pretty well now, and the Specialist sounds closer to the ideal. Maybe I'll mock up a quilt of given width with my Summerl...

In GEAR » Ghost or Specialist quilt?
October 01, 9:33pm

Ghost or Specialist quilt?
I'm ready to make the jump from bag to quilt, I think, having been previously been uncomfortable with the idea. I'm thinking either the Nunatak Ghost or Specialist. The latter is a little l...

In GEAR » Ghost or Specialist quilt?
October 01, 4:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Fredricksen

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Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Fit is a bit loose around the body for a large, I think; other than that the amount of warmth it provides for so little weight is lovely. (And there I am wearing it in my avatar picture.)

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 1:06pm