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Re: Re: Favorite CDT shirt
"But now I'm wondering about the Boreas. I would live in that piece if I could. It wouldn't be too hot? I have the Beluga color (that dark grey)." For me, wearing a windshirt 1...

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 05, 8:05am

Re: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
Sea to Summit also uses the same 15D fabric in their Escapist shelters: Tarps: http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/235 Inner: http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/236 They s...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho (note, new 15D fabric)
August 05, 7:32am

Re: Re: Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
Will says of the Robic fabric: "The new Robic fabric is impressive, and its specifications indicate it should outperform the previous 140 denier Dyneema Gridstop." When I first read &q...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 9:41pm

Re: Re: 2nd reply from Edvin
I thought that sewing cuben fiber significantly weakened the material? What is the reasoning behind using silnylon for the pole sleeves? Is it hard to get poles into cuben sleeves? If you are wi...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 04, 7:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
"Would breathability be less a factor in a bivy vs rain gear (not moving vs moving) or even more?" Interesting question. In a bivy, you are breathing into a closed environment (assumin...

In GEAR » Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
July 31, 10:10pm

Re: Tenkara vs technology
I pack in a headlamp (to see at night), camera (to take pictures), e-reader (to read), PLB (emergency), a smartphone (for GPS), and a tenkara rod (to fish with). I'm not sure how my electronics...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs technology
July 30, 11:34am

Prolite Gear - Gambler Sale
Prolite Gear is having a gambler sale. Each day, the percent off increases. Currently at 25% off I believe. Only brands excluded are Western Mountaineering, Montbell, Cascade Designs, and Hilleberg...

In Gear Deals » Prolite Gear - Gambler Sale
July 30, 8:12am

Re: Re: First Sewing Project: MYOG Camera Case/Holster
Looks very well done! I'm impressed you managed to squeeze in so many features on your first project.

In Make Your Own Gear » First Sewing Project: MYOG Camera Case/Holster
July 29, 7:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Fabric
I got the Argon sil from Dutchware (he's currently out of stock): http://dutchwaregear.com/diy-stuff/

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
July 28, 11:18am

Re: Fabric
I estimate that using Argon silnylon saved approximately 3 - 3.5 oz on this shelter weight over normal 30D silnylon (at 1.35 - 1.4 oz per square yard). This place has some 20D silnylon (at claim...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
July 28, 10:23am

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