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Re: Some perspective on the choice of fabric
It depends hugely on what type of hiking you're doing. You might be more agile, but rocks/canyon walls/branches are sometimes unavoidable, and even with a light pack the occasional pack loweri...

In Make Your Own Gear » Typical Pack Bag Failures
January 17, 4:26pm

Re: Re: Re Re Rab
From Mike's link: "Like the AL, it's a versatile top that you either wear as a cold conditions, next-to-skin, heavy duty base layer or as a light, high-wicking mid-layer. Where it...

In Editor's Roundtable » Midlayer Technology: Patagonia Capilene 4 v. Mountain Hardwear Desna Hoody
January 17, 4:08pm

Re: Rab
The baseline looks different --more like the R1 powerdry (doesn't have the same voids in the grid). The Rab AL does look like the same PD High Efficiency as the Cap 4.

In Editor's Roundtable » Midlayer Technology: Patagonia Capilene 4 v. Mountain Hardwear Desna Hoody
January 17, 11:53am

Re: Re: Thick, warm fleeces?
Polartec high loft is what you want (used in R2/R3, the Melanzana, monkey man, etc). Don't know about fit, but this one's dirt cheap: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/kenyon-high-loft-pola...

In GEAR » Thick, warm fleeces?
January 17, 10:00am

manual focus
That split screen focusing looks awesome...plus focus peaking. The manual focus might be the most annoying thing for me on the X100.

In Photography » Fuji X100s
January 09, 1:10pm

Re: Re: Re: First Snow- 1/4/13
Thanks Eugene, really enjoyed the read and pics.

In Post-Trip Reports » First Snow- 1/4/13
January 09, 8:06am

thread deleting
Seems like leaving a short explanation in place of the deleted content would leave less to the imagination about what's going on. Things just disappearing makes folks (rightly) uneasy.

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
January 09, 8:01am

Re: Durable sewing thread for panniers
Bonded nylon (B92 would probably be what you want) is the way to go, and you'll need an industrial machine. if there's no way you have access to an industrial machine, B46 will work in som...

In Make Your Own Gear » Durable sewing thread for panniers
December 18, 9:57am

Re: My Cuben Shelter
Yikes. Pretty sure that violates most of the rules of working with cuben. Some ideas for salvaging it: Good tape on the ridgeline. 3m 9485 with a strip of cuben on one side was the tape of ch...

In GEAR » How do I repair this Cuben Fiber Shelter?
December 12, 7:30am

Re: rain pants
Keep in mind none of the fabrics you've mentioned are waterproof or worth seam sealing. Some options: 1. M50/M90/30d/70d ripstop- will be fine in snow and light rain, but not waterproof an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rain pants
December 09, 8:20pm

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