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Are you Darth Vader?

In Make Your Own Gear » Whirlwind Windscreen
May 22, 8:27pm

Isn't that basically what a schnozzel does for an Exped mat? You blow rapidly into it, it inflates fully and then inflates the mat after like 3 breaths. I think the real interesting part of thi...

In GEAR » Very different valve for inflatable mats/ rafts
May 22, 8:00am

Yes because that makes it waterproof.

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra High Abrasion Resistant Fabric.
May 22, 7:36am

HMG too
Noone's mentioned HMG, so I will: 4400cu in = 72L Hip belt pockets, waterproof, dual stays. Haven't used one my...

In GEAR » Osprey Volt 75
May 21, 10:19pm

Re: Exped UL7 Down v. Synth
"Maybe the down mats are a whole lot warmer than the syn mats. I am unsure how R values work. Perhaps the increase in value has exponential effect." The downmats are significantly warm...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL 7 felt "cool" under hips at 5-8 deg C
May 21, 7:12pm

Re: Re: Tarptent Double Rainbow Carbon or Al pole?
Lol OK OK Henry I get it. 60 grams is nothing. But 60 grams saved per piece of carried gear is something. Anyway, so the carbon poles are stiffer. Does that mean they are more or less likely to ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Double Rainbow Carbon or Al pole?
May 21, 9:01am

Re: Carbon
What? How tall are you? I'm 6'4 and from what I've read the Double Rainbow is pretty good for tall people. See:

In GEAR » Tarptent Double Rainbow Carbon or Al pole?
May 21, 7:40am

Re: Crux AK70
But waterproof and basically indestructible. But yes, not cheap and no frills. I am going to add some aftermarket (or MYOG) hip belt pockets to my AK47.

In GEAR » Osprey Volt 75
May 21, 7:37am

Re: Re: Down vs. Synthetic...
"I'd second this, the decision between the synmat and the downmat was a pretty simple one for me. The extra insulation for negligible weight gain sealed the deal." There is a concu...

In GEAR » Exped Downmay UL7, Therma-rest NeoAir Xtherm or BA Q-Core SL?
May 21, 7:24am

What is the question?
What exactly are you asking about? If you are asking how the Volt compares to the old Argon I'm afraid not very well. The old Argon had a nice stiff frame with a combination of an aluminium hol...

In GEAR » Osprey Volt 75
May 21, 7:17am

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