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Eric Noble (ericnoble) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me I'm 45 years old, 6'4" and 195 lbs. I've backpacked in the Colorado Rockies, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains, and in Zions National Park. I mountain bike in the Colorado Rockies. I've kayaked in Yellowstone and on Flaming Gorge, and rafted the Green, Colorado and Snake rivers. My trips are usually a week long or less. I love to hike wherever I can. I'm an Assistant Scout Master and I'm often out with the Scouts. My immediate goal is to thru-hike the Colorado trail. I've lived in Utah, Ohio, Illinois, Argentina, California, and Colorado.

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All Forum Posts by Eric Noble

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Re: Merino Wool Underwear
I would agree with Robert. The Ibex underwear is great! I wear the briefs as opposed to the boxers. They hold their shape, don't itch and manage moisture and odors well. I've been wearing t...

In GEAR » Merino Wool Underwear
June 24, 3:57pm

Re: Versalite?
Nick, I own the Versalite and really love it. I find that it needs to be below freezing or I'm too warm in it. I use a No Sniveller quilt when it's above freezing. I think the Western Mount...

In GEAR » Helium $ or Ultralite $$? Cost Incentive?
June 22, 8:45am

Re: Pack Cover
Randall, I have never used a pack cover but your post makes me consider it.

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Cover - Help!
June 19, 9:47am

Re: Why tent stakes?
I'm usually in a hammock, so I don't need more than 2 stakes. I use what is readily available first and then use my stakes if I need to. I always carry one Vargo Titanium Nail Stake because...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why tent stakes?
June 19, 9:34am

Re: Where can I get UL cord locks?
I purchased mine at Be aware that spectra line is quite slick and may not provide enough friction to keep the cord locks from slipping. This depends upon your application. Ay...

In GEAR » Where can I get those black plastic thingies?
June 19, 9:17am

Re: Wool weight
If your trying to minimize itch and your not allergic to the fabric then the width of the fiber will have an impact. Ibex uses 17.5 micron in some of their garments, which is the finest I'm awa...

In GEAR » Wool weight
June 16, 2:13pm

Re: Re: Fibraplex poles
Allison's post reminded me that silnylon shrinks when it dries. I wonder if something about the design of the Nallo 2 and shrinking silnylon caused the poles to fail? I don't own a Nallo 2 ...

In GEAR » Fibraplex poles w/ Nallo 2
June 16, 10:05am

Re: New to Backpacking
Check out Doug Prosser's article under Gear:Gear Checklists:Boy Scout Gear List: New Scouts, Three-Season. There was also a huge thread on cheap gear a while back. It was a contest of sorts. If...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to Backpacking
June 10, 2:42pm

Re: I test them first
Tohru reminded me that I did do the squeeze test before I bought mine.

In GEAR » Those ubiquitous boston round bottles . . .
June 06, 11:31pm

Re: Those ubiquitous boston round bottles . . .
I use the 1 oz version from REI for my alcohol hand sanitizer and Dr. Bronners soap. They've worked fine for several years, no leaks.

In GEAR » Those ubiquitous boston round bottles . . .
June 06, 2:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Noble

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Ibex 17.5 Polo
DESCRIPTION: For when a T-shirt is simply not enough of a statement, we offer class...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
April 22, 12:10pm

Ibex Climawool Glove
Here's the slightly edited description and specs from the Ibex web site. ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 22, 10:00am

Ibex Hooded Shak
This is the perfect base layer for downhill skiing. The versatility of a hoody with thumb sleeves is unmatched. Hooded Shak

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 08, 10:36am
I ordered a 5.5" x 7.5" sheet of 0.016 inch 6Al4V titanium from Thru-Hiker. This is a custom size not shown on the website. Talking with Ayce was a pleasure and quite helpful in completing my project....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:52am

Smartwool Shadow Hoody
The Smartwool Shadow hoody is essentially a Smartwool Zip-T with a hood and cuff thumb holes. The fabric weight of the two garments is the same, 195g. My size large weighs 12.7 ounces on my scale. As ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
November 02, 6:24pm