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Re: FS: MLD Trailstar, MSR Titan kettle, merino and capilene baselayers, Montbell Rain Trekker
Titan and Trailstar sold. Stuart, the Trailstar was grey.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar, MSR Titan kettle, merino and capilene baselayers, Montbell Rain Trekker
May 03, 10:37am

FS: MLD Trailstar, MSR Titan kettle, merino and capilene baselayers, Montbell Rain Trekker
All prices include shipping. If you buy multiple items, subtract $5 from the total for each additional item. PM me if you're interested... Montbell Rain Trekker Jacket size M. $60. MB...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar, MSR Titan kettle, merino and capilene baselayers, Montbell Rain Trekker
May 02, 3:16pm

Re: re: Pulse durability
I just picked up a Pulse and can't speak to the durability yet, but after a few weeks of use I can say that I'm extremely pleased with the jacket. The Pertex Shield is far nicer feeling th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof-Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
April 17, 10:21pm

Re: Dark Canyon Clothing List Late May
What route are you doing? Overall that list looks pretty good. I don't really think you'll need the Zeus unless you'll be in the upper part on the rim. Late May is pretty toasty, eve...

In Gear Lists » Dark Canyon Clothing List Late May
April 17, 6:34pm

Re: 7d vs m50
FWIW I find m50 to be quite a bit easier to work with than 7d. I'm not sure about the 8d. Any reason you aren't just using m50 for outer and inner?

In Make Your Own Gear » TQ Shell Material
April 11, 4:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Why Aren't There Many X-Pac Packs Out There?
Add me to those who greatly prefer xpac to dyneema x. I think the ideal pack fabric would be basically DX40 with a lighter face fabric. Maybe 200d dyneema instead of 400d.

In GEAR » Why Aren't There Many X-Pac Packs Out There?
April 10, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Gossamer Gear Mesh
The Quest Lycra Mesh is very similar if not the same as the Gossamer Gear stuff. I've used it on a couple packs and really like it. The tiny holes make it really hard to snag. I've bushw...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mesh for MYOG packs
April 07, 8:56am

Re: WTB: sewing machine
The 130s have the same parts as the 138 industrial machines. It's basically the 138 with a smaller motor and a shorter arm.

In Gear Swap » WTB: sewing machine
April 05, 10:27am

Re: Re: "I have $300 for a sleeping bag. What to get?"
I'd be all over this FF swift on gear swap... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=62437

In GEAR » I have $300 for a sleeping bag. What to get?
April 05, 8:33am

Re: Re: Cost
If you don't need it right away, you can probably find something cheaper on craigslist/thrift store/yard sale. In the past few months I've seen two Singer 401s, a 500 and a Pfaff 230 for c...

In Gear Swap » WTB: sewing machine
April 05, 8:29am

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