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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
> I recall an Exos thread when it was reviewed by BPL and somebody called Osprey and was told that their website has the most accurate specs, which puts the Exos 58 medium at 2lbs 8 oz. Wow,...

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May 21, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
> If you like the Osprey Atmos, look at the Exos line. The Exos 46 is only 2lb 5oz. An even 2lbs if you remove the optional lid, which you shouldn't need with your amount of gear. It is ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 21, 1:57pm

DriDucks
"Another cheap way to drop weight would be to replace your rain jacket with a DriDucks jacket (weighs around 5.5oz and costs about $15... very breathable and waterproof, but not very durable, ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 21, 9:30am

Re: Re: My thoughts so far
"> I'm looking at getting the REI Sub Kilo 20deg bag (29oz) from REI Outlet for $115 You must have got the last one." About 2 days ago it did get sold out. However, I cont...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 21, 7:48am

Re: Re: My thoughts so far
"The subkilo is a good cheap bag. There are lighter options, but they are more expensive. A golite ultra quilt is a much lighter option (under 20oz in regular) and good to about 30 degrees I b...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 20, 8:12pm

Re: Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
"Are you carrying two hydration bladders? You could get a 2L Platypus bottle and carry two gatorade bottles for about 5 oz total." The 1.5L camelback I use for hydration on the go. Th...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 20, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
"I know this ADDS weight, but don't forget a foil windscreen for your cook kit!" I made a test alum. foil windscreen. Doubled over the top and bottom and punched a few air holes i...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 20, 7:43pm

Re: Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
"I often see those old school Thermarest Ultralights on eBay for $20ish. They aren't very thick, but they are cheap and about 16 oz." My Therm-a-rest is definitely old school, ~15-...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 20, 7:39pm

Backpacks
I had found this Osprey Atmos 50 for $95. 3#1oz. http://www.rei.com/outlet/product/784291 Ultimately, I would like to get lighter though. I would love to try on some Granite Gear, Golite....

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 20, 7:27pm

KMART Grease Pot
Yes, I read about that. And I actually went into Kmart the other day looking for it. But I couldn't find it in-store. My MSR pot is 1.5L (i really only need about 1L). It is 6oz. w/o lid. ...

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May 20, 7:09pm

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