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Re: Re: The Frankenstein MLD Exodus/Arc Blast with custom features .....perfect pack?
Looks awesome! 150D Cuben Hybrid: as far as I know, only HMGs 4400 series of packs are using this material now. I've never touched the stuff - I've only used 50D

In GEAR » The Frankenstein MLD Exodus/Arc Blast with custom features .....perfect pack?
September 10, 2:29pm

Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
I did not realize the bulb was needed. It's an interesting comparison for me: ZPacks Arc Blast 60L: 17oz MLD Prophet: 17 oz (23 oz with suspension upgrade, maybe add 1 oz bulb) Old Gossame...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 10, 9:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
Yes, saving the 3 oz is one reason I asked, since I always carry a small foam pad for my dog. The other reason was for "what if the Klymit pad gets a leak?" (not too concerned about this ...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 10, 9:06am

Re: Re: Re: MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
Thanks. Does it seem like the Klymit pad is necessary for the pack to work, or have you tried using your own sleeping pad in its place?

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 10, 8:08am

Re: Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
So Franco, how often do you take the Weber grill backpacking? Does it pack down small? Great picture! : ) I still think Sierra Design's "war on vestibules" is silly. You know what ...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 10:05pm

MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
I noticed MLD now has an option for their packs called Lightweight Suspension Upgrade. It says the upgrade, costing $45, includes: Inflatable Klymit Suspension Airbeam Pad 3oz Internal Pad Pock...

In GEAR » MLD Packs "Lightweight Suspension Upgrade"
September 09, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: vestibules
"One thing to note is that awnings make a tent STRONGER in the wind" I think that is a bit inaccurate... By having an awning and blowing wind directly into it, you are putting all t...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 1:39pm

Re: FF Helios Pant vs FF Volant Pant
If FF doesn't have what you want or they won't make it, try contacting Goose Feet Gear. Ben may be able to make you some down pants with whatever features you want - it would be worth asking

In GEAR » FF Helios Pant vs FF Volant Pant
September 08, 9:01pm

Re: "i picked the wrong hobby"
I went on my first backpacking trip solo. Actually, all my trips during my first year of backpacking were solo! They were easy trips though. I typically "scouted" out areas on long day hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 08, 8:47am

Re: FS: Tenkara USA Amago
Adding a picture: I will also include several tenkara flies and a level line (shown in picture above).

In Gear Swap » FS: Tenkara USA Amago
September 07, 12:04pm

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