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I'd keep it simple. Use separate inners/bivi/bathtub for flexibility. Sewn in mesh is extra weight when you don't need it. We have had an Oware 9x9 for 4 years and like it a lot. I h...

In GEAR » Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
October 21, 4:44am

If fully 'solid' inner, beware of using a calendared fabric
If going for very light stuff, check it's specs -IME you don't want to be using calendared (cired) or downproof fabrics like Impetus or pertex for an inner tent (unless having a good area o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 20, 2:44pm

Mariposa Mods
I got a 2012 Mariposa earlier this year. It replaced an Exos 58. Much more comfortable for me. I don't find lack of compression an issue per se, but found the pack base 'drooped...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla vs. Mariposa recommendations and...coupon code?
October 11, 11:04am

got some
I missed the boat on silnylon in any of the (dull) colours I wanted from Ripstop by the Roll sale, so went for the 'Ultra Waterproof' in Black from Montana Software. It arrived in England...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any feedback on Silnylon from Montana software?
September 30, 3:05pm

Re: Duomid XL name and Superfly
Wonder why he called it Duomid XL. It's not really IMO. Something else again. There was a thread on Facebook asking names for this shelter - Reckon there were more apposite ones suggested. ...

In GEAR » Duomid XL
September 29, 3:47am

Re: Re: Sewing Climashield Insulation for a sleeping bag question
which flavour is the 'regular' climashield? ;) I Made a quilt from Climashield xp around 5 years ago. I initially used stabilising loops a la Rayway Quilt. Many of them snapped! (despi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Climashield Insulation for a sleeping bag question
September 26, 9:30am

Burly lines
the reason MLD supplies lines like that is because as Jason says, thinner types can slip. Without a securing slipperry hitch (which sort of defeats the object of linelocs!), 1.8mm will not rliably ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 21, 12:14pm

fuzzing
yeah it does a bit but it depends on the pack strap fabric and probably only aesthetic. I have a 4 year old Montane jacket made of equilibrium, which is still sound and not bad looking. It's ...

In GEAR » Late to the Pertex Equilibrium party
September 16, 3:21pm

sewing p n p
Along the cut there will be no seam allowance so I would bind the cut edges with a slightly heavier fabric, and stitch leather to that. not sure how you are planning to sew the other edges of the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Working with pile fleece and Pertex fabric?
September 05, 10:24am

a similar design
here http://www.opticsplanet.com/outdoor-designs-konagrip-convertible.html may not be as warm or light as Buffalo Mitts, but possibly tougher amd useful for a lot of situations.

In GEAR » Looking for a mitt that fits this design
September 05, 1:05am

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