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The Straight Dope on DEET and Nylon
Does DEET damage nylon? I was convinced that it did simply because everyone else said so. Now I am not so sure. Thoughts?

In Philosophy & Technique » The Straight Dope on DEET and Nylon
May 30, 3:30pm

RE: Half ounce lighter
Sorry, I'm coming in late to the discussion. I agree with Mark: advancement in WP/B offerings/materials in the last couple of years have mitigated the weight savings advantage. You can get a ...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape/mosquitos
May 25, 12:19pm

RE: $10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet
You might be able to waterproof it by using some silicone caulk from the hardware store. Just apply it anywhere the water can intrude and you can peel it off when you need to change batteries. I ...

In Gear Deals » $10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet
May 25, 12:04pm

RE: JT's Updated Gear List
Looks solid. What location do you plan on doing your Summer hikes? Any reason not to include the venerable wind shirt? I did find one very minor mistake: baklava instead of balaclava. I mak...

In Gear Lists » JT's Updated Gear List
May 25, 11:58am

RE: Best Windshirt/Hard Shell Combo?
I'm in love. That jacket looks perfect for my tastes. Thanks for the heads-up.

In Gear Lists » Best Windshirt/Hard Shell Combo?
May 17, 2:31pm

RE:Best windshirt/hard shell combo?
Great replies all around. Kevin - I would definitely stick to the trails with the mircopore jacket. I've been able to get plenty of mileage from mine with just a little bit of extra care. Of c...

In Gear Lists » Best Windshirt/Hard Shell Combo?
May 17, 1:32pm

Best Windshirt/Hard Shell Combo?
It's a pretty slow day in the office for me and for some odd reason I'm contemplating gear and gear lists. Anyhow, here is what's cooking in my noggin: IF you're sold on the idea of a wind shi...

In Gear Lists » Best Windshirt/Hard Shell Combo?
May 16, 1:18pm

$10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet
Also: Precip Jackets for $63 Convertible pants in the $25-$30 range Mountain Hardwear Wicked Tee for $17

In Gear Deals » $10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet
May 16, 2:10am

Re: FS Gossamer SpinnShelter
Hi Lon, I'm interested and just sent you an email. -Tony

In Gear Swap » FS Gossamer SpinnShelter
May 13, 7:45pm

Re: Re: RE: Poncho Tarp
Dale wrote: "For a trip like Ryan's I think I would just have to bear up against the horrible strain of carrying a 12oz rain jacket and a few ounces more for a fully enclosed shaped tarp." LOL. ...

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 10, 6:11am

All Reader Reviews by Antonio Abad

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PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
They are comfy down to freezing, but aren't terribly wind resistant. Thus, I pair these with OR basic shell mitts (goretex) and have used this combination down to the teens. It's comfortable in thos...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 19, 2:28am

Integral Designs Sil Poncho
I would have easily given this piece of gear a 5 if it was available in a larger option. As a poncho, it certainly delivers. The drawcords help minimize any flapping at the expense of air circulatio...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 19, 2:07am

GoLite Breeze
I dove headfirst into the ultralight way by buying this pack. I used it for almost 1.5 years before I sold it. My baseweight never topped 9 lbs with this bag yet my shoulders were always aching afte...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 19, 1:52am

Montane Featherlite
Lightweight, breathable, and very water resistant. What's not to like? This is my favorite and most versatile piece of clothing. I've used it for almost 3 years now. I wear it any number of ways: ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 19, 1:39am

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
When I received my Puffball Vest I was somewhat underwhelmed: it looked like Patagonia skimped on the loft and the fit seemed kind of off. The latter objection was due to the combination of my physiq...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
March 19, 1:22am