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Re: OookWorks - caution advised
From what I've read, half of the lead time problem is people pestering him with emails that they "need" their item for a certain date for a certain trip or whatever reason and he then...

In GEAR » OookWorks - caution advised
March 30, 3:26pm

I bought some of the 65 gsm 40D sil from them and the quality doesn't look like "2nds" at all to me, feels great. I've made my first flat tarp from it and it feels nice, I thin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightest Silnylon
March 23, 9:33am

Are you looking on extremtextil? Which of their silnylon's were you hoping was a similar one to T-N's? Aside from that, you may find this link useful when having to compare weights in...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightest Silnylon
March 23, 8:35am

pentagon tarp
I too would love to know how much silnylon you used and any information regarding triangle size would certainly come in handy! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pentagon tarp (poor man's trailstar)
March 23, 8:26am

quilt design
I really like the look of that, I'd be interested to see a cottage company or MYOG version in lighter fabrics.

In GEAR » Better quilt design?
March 22, 9:15am

first time skiing
You'll spend plenty of time on the ground so waterproof top and pants is necessary, as others have mentioned. Something hard wearing is good too - you wouldn't want to take a fall on an icy...

In GEAR » First time skiing - help clothe me
March 13, 3:38pm


In GEAR » Double Rainbow, Lunar Duo, or Nallo 2 what would you choose?
March 13, 12:25pm

hooded down vest?
Have you thought about a hooded down vest? Less weight but still with a hood. I cant think of many off the top of my head but PHDesigns had one on sale size Large last time I was browsing there.

In GEAR » lightweight fleece hoodie or really light down parka
February 28, 12:52pm

Neat idea! When you say "puff up" do you mean with your lungs or with your hands? I ask because some people like the pump bag/dry sack/pack liner products because they don't have ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Schnozzle schmozzle
February 26, 10:54pm

mitts / adding waterproofing to softshell
Their only potential to see snow would be Easter in the Alps but I'll either be snowshoeing or snowboarding so they'd either be overkill or not quite enough. On another note...how hard ...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
February 26, 10:18pm

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