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"Failing #3 Zippers?"
I really like the Fly Creek UL1 tent--except for the zippers. They've failed on me as well, several times. And yes, I've babied them. I wish Big Agnes would upgrade to a number five or more...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 10:57pm

"Polycro Bathtub!"
Kathleen: Nice! I'll remember this. Especially as I just experienced a small creek of rain water and hail flowing under my tent during a seven hour thunderstorm. Polycryo: it's made out ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Bathtub!
September 29, 10:27am

"Eastern Sierra Gear Choice"
I'm heading up near Banner/ritter on the 18th. Like you I have 30 and 15 degree bags. I'll bring both bags in my car to the trailhead, and then check the weather forecast. My 30 degree bag ...

In GEAR » Eastern Sierra Gear Choice
September 07, 1:43pm

"Calling out ankle woes sufferers"
Yes I've used a bosu ball for years: one legged stands. My left foot is weird due to a childhood operation. The bosu ball definitely helps, but be warned, it's slow going! At least for me...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 03, 10:04am

Yeah, and does anyone know if they carry the Exped synmat ul7?

In GEAR » Costco?
September 02, 10:22am

"Calling out ankle woes sufferers"
The Aso brace is really good, don't you think? but yes it takes up a lot of volume. Have you tried wearing two pairs of socks inside of a very supportive high top boot? I've found that this...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 02, 10:19am

"Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible"
Gary: when a hobby becomes an obsession, it's fine. Just watch out for when an obsession crosses over into madness.

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 2:40pm

"norway september"
I have a Hexamid solo. I've found that it has a steep learning curve, in terms of pitching, so I suggest a lot of use/practice in this regard. Also: you mention high winds. I replaced the lines...

In GEAR » norway september
August 17, 9:21pm

"Going Stoveless Question..."

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless Question...
August 15, 9:26pm

"Thunder: How close is too close?"
Justin: yeah, that's a good question. In similar situations, when continuing on didn't bring me into more exposed terrain, or less, I've decided to walk on. If there's no good fores...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 9:20pm

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm