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Peter: The CDT, specifically? Patrick: That's great to hear! I'm pretty sure I can't go wrong either way, though the extra space could definitely be nice. Edit: Bluff Mountain Ou...

In GEAR » CDT vs Swift: UL Packs
February 13, 1:06pm

Ohm vs Swift
Kyle: Alright, will do. Had been going off manufacturer's specs for size, so it's good to hear that. Price range is pretty similar between the Swift with stay and the Ohm then too.

In GEAR » CDT vs Swift: UL Packs
February 13, 12:52pm

That's one of the things I'd been wondering about. Even though total volume is listed around the same, it sounds like ULA packs tend to run relatively smaller.

In GEAR » CDT vs Swift: UL Packs
February 13, 12:49pm

Gear weight would have been handy; all told I'm looking at about 7 lbs minus the pack itself. Here's a list: Tarptent Contrail 21.1 Easton stakes (6) 3.2 ...

In GEAR » CDT vs Swift: UL Packs
February 13, 12:46pm

CDT vs Swift: UL Packs
Looking at the ULA CDT and the SMD Swift as short trip 3 season packs along with possible thru-hike packs for the AT, and having a bit of difficulty deciding which one would work better. With t...

In GEAR » CDT vs Swift: UL Packs
February 13, 12:31pm

Bungee/Shock cord
Any plans to sell a shock cord/cord lock set as one of the customizable options? It'd fit right in with the belt and strap options, and the shock cord on the back definitely helps expand the pa...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
February 05, 10:35pm

Yup, and I feel silly for just realizing it now. It's the perfect spacing for the pad too. Any suggestions on where to get the cord/cordlock?

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermarest Z-Lite: How many panels are needed?
January 29, 8:03pm

Thermarest Z-Lite: How many panels are needed?
I'm sure this has been covered before, but I couldn't find much in a few searches. Here's the deal: I just got the BPL pack, and while I like it a whole lot, it doesn't have ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermarest Z-Lite: How many panels are needed?
January 28, 5:02pm

Saw that it was available. Went to transfer money to my checking account. Came back... ...gone. Still need a rain/wind shell then :)

In Gear Deals » Montane eVent Halo Stretch Jacket @
January 20, 1:59pm

While I'll agree that many tights go too far (extra length=extra weight) I'm thinking that it may not have caught on because with trail runners, long socks just aren't necessary. My hig...

In Gear Swap » NWOT Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Legless 3/4 tights
January 20, 1:55pm

All Reader Reviews by John Castro-Rappl

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I ordered a backpack, then upon its arrival realized I had made a critical error; my gear was light enough, but too bulky for the bag. I sent the pack back to BPl, then sent them a message a few days ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 3:06pm

Driducks rainsuit
After hearing great thing about DriDucks jackets I decided to get a pack. I took members' sizing advice and purchased a size small (I'm 5'9, 35/35 arms, 40-41 inch chest) and it fit perfec...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 29, 10:08am