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FS: Patagonia stuff (R1, Capilene 2) and other clothing, men's medium
Items are lightly used. The fleeces have minimal or zero pilling. They are all in great shape. Payment via Paypal, US shipping only. Patagonia R1 Hoody - Medium - Black - $60 shipped. SOLD. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia stuff (R1, Capilene 2) and other clothing, men's medium
November 11, 11:10am

Re: MLD Duomid vs. Supermid
Maybe Chris S will chime in. He's >6 ft and has mentioned to me that his Duomid is too short unless he sleeps in it diagonally.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid vs. Supermid
November 10, 12:51am

Re: Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
Andy, that's an awesome idea. I wonder if we could piece together a route to Ionian that avoided avalanche danger? They close the road to Wishon at the Dinkey Creek bridge, but I bet you could ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
November 07, 10:55pm

Re: Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
I think the problem was heating up the aluminum then quenching it. Who knows what that did to the heat treatment and could have made it quite brittle. 6061 with a T6 heat treat should be able to be...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
November 07, 2:01pm

Re: Montbell Permafrost
Jon, I'm a 41" chest and 34" waist and my size large Montbell stuff has some extra room in the chest. I think it'd fit you fine.

In GEAR » Best down parka features?
November 07, 11:23am

Re: from Roger Caffin
As far as I know nobody has posted on this forum the results of any real-world testing of DWR down. So anything you read is just speculation at this point. I don't disagree with Roger's the...

In GEAR » of water resistant down
November 07, 11:22am

Re: Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
Nice work Andy. It's pretty cool you managed to get an aluminum frame into a pack and keep the whole thing under a pound. How have your other cuben packs held up long-term? Every cuben prod...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heavyweight Ultralight Backpack
November 06, 10:02pm

Re: Grid Fleeces, any major differences between them?
I have an R2 vest too and I wear it over my Cap4 hoody for winter trips. It's in the same league of all-time awesome layers, but I don't get to use it much because it has to be pretty cold ...

In GEAR » Grid Fleeces, any major differences between them?
November 06, 9:44pm

Re: Does a frame/suspension contribute to pack longevity?
I don't think framed packs have any durability advantage. What matters is the pack material and stitching design/quality. If you want the gold standard of pack durability, well, you already men...

In GEAR » Does a frame/suspension contribute to pack longevity?
November 06, 7:29pm

Re: Best down parka features?
I have a Mirage. It's really warm, especially for a 13 oz jacket. Standing around at 27F a few weekends ago I was totally warm and comfortable. I am sure it's good to 10-15 degrees lower th...

In GEAR » Best down parka features?
November 06, 7:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm