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Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
I wanted to add this tidbit- I think everyone agrees that peak vents help combat condensation, the only disagreement is how much - very little or very much. With that said, I'm in the very ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 31, 11:19am

Re: thanks for the feedback
I'm on the no value train. Please stop. Thanks Ryan

In Gear Deals » At least 70% off in REI Outlet
July 30, 7:43pm

Re: Pyramid Selection Help! Luna 4
I will agree with the others about Bearpaw's stuff - rough around the edges, but functional and cheap. Is the price difference between them and MLD/HMG worth it? Probably only if you planned on...

In GEAR » Pyramid Selection Help! Lunar 4
July 30, 7:30pm

Re: vents
"When it comes down to it, for condensation, conditions trump vents." +1 Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 7:11pm

Re: Thanks Ralph!
Good luck to both of you! Hoping to see some records fall. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt
July 27, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Best backup light source
I also use the flashlight option on my Iphone. My battery pack also has a 1W led for when I take it along. Ryan

In GEAR » Best backup light source
July 27, 10:51am

Re: Lightweight fabric for inflatable beams?
Seattle Fabrics has a 3oz/yd 30d heat sealable nylon that is pretty good stuff. I've used it on a couple sleeping pads and have had no problems. Ryan

In GEAR » Lightweight fabric for inflatable beams?
July 22, 12:16pm

Re: How Records Fall
That's a very insightful article. Agree 100%. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt
July 15, 11:51am

Re: Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
I've had good luck with Salomon Sense Ultra SG's. Nice lugs for the soft stuff and sticky rubber for the hard stuff. A little YMMV since I hike in the East with different terrain, but figur...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 15, 10:42am

Re: Re: MLD Core
VX21 is rated to 200psi of waterproofness which comes out to a huge HH number. +100k. Not sure of DG, but it will be much less of course. However, the DG has better abrasion and tear resistance. I ...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 14, 11:12am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm