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Re: Belts
No belt for me with my newer UL gear but when I wear regular hiking pants it's a Bison. Belts are definitely multiuse especially when it comes to more involved first-aid like Heather's exam...

In GEAR » Anyone wear belt?
September 01, 6:24am

Re: No Shoes
"That's right. I'm so hardcore that I don't even wear shoes; they're dead weight." Now that's hot.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
August 31, 4:43am

Re: undies
Usually none.

In GEAR » Dare I ask... what underwear does everyone use???
August 29, 10:26am

Re: UL cost
I just spent about $800 on gear and I still have another 3-500 to spend on shelter and the rest of my sleep system. And that doesn't include replacing the smaller stuff since it's reasonabl...

In GEAR » Cost of gear, per ounce.
August 27, 9:58pm

Updated Stock
I just ordered a large. They're showing small, large, and xx in stock right now.

In Gear Deals » TNF DIAD's for $69.83 at REI
August 27, 4:10pm

Well, it arrived today and I'm not terribly impressed. It weighs 9.6 ounces with the zipper light and no stuff sack. The zipper light is removable so I took that off and it dropped to 9.2 ounce...

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 27, 2:08pm

Sort Of
It is but I didn't get the entire brush (MFR weight on that is 1 oz). I just got a pack of the heads that are refillable and actual weight on one of those is 0.1 oz. I didn't have any need ...

In GEAR » Toothbrush
August 25, 4:02pm

I picked up a pack of these TOOB toothbrush replacement heads while I was at REI shopping the Labor Day sale. I pulled one out while in the store to verify it was usable. Anyway, they weigh .1 oz e...

In GEAR » Toothbrush
August 25, 3:28pm

Platy and SteriPen
I tested this out in my bathroom using a 2+ platy and the steripen and it works like a champ so I'll be carrying a 1 litre platy as opposed to a nalgene bottle on my next trip. I did notice...

In GEAR » particulate filter during chemical purification?
August 25, 3:15pm

Valandre Mirage 2/3 Zip 20 degree bag for 260
I've never heard of them but based on a forum search they seem to be compared to MontBell and Western Mountaineering.

In Gear Deals » Valandre Mirage 2/3 Zip 20 degree bag for 260
August 24, 2:37pm

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