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M50 for windshirt
The feel/weave of M50 is closer to the Houdini fabric and would probably shine in a windshirt application. I'd say it'd be a fair bit more breathable than M90. Go with M90 for more water ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG actual windshirt vs windjacket w/ Patagonia Houdini (-like) material
November 10, 6:15pm

Gila/Cabeza Prieta questions?
Dave, have you done any trips in CP/OPNP? It's a super intriguing place to me but I haven't talked to anyone who's backpacked there. Eugene, how is access in the winter to Gila? ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Some place to be in February
November 10, 4:43pm

Re: big toebox
Might check out the new Altra Lone Peaks as well.

In GEAR » Recommend a trail runner with a narrow heel and wide deep toebox
November 09, 7:44am

Re: re: the Open
Sounds like a blast...definitely might be interested...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 08, 3:21pm

Great Old Broads for Wilderness online auction (Alpacka, other gear, books, etc)
http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Home.taf just came across this and thought some might find something useful....

In Gear Deals » Great Old Broads for Wilderness online auction (Alpacka, other gear, books, etc)
November 08, 7:20am

Re: Ultralight softshell pants
If you can find the Patagonia Sol Patrol, they're awesome. 31 waist weighs about 6oz and they dry super fast.

In GEAR » UL softshell pants?
November 08, 7:11am

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness slogfest
Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness is right across the Colorado River from my house. I'm out hiking, running, or weeknight overnighting in the area typically several times a week. It's a plac...

In Post-Trip Reports » Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness slogfest
November 07, 1:15pm

Quest 2.5 WPB
I posted a pic of the black and dark grey 2.5 layer WPB from quest (different face fabrics) here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best WPB fabric available to MYOGers?
November 07, 12:02pm

Re: Momentum Windshirt
I've used an m90 windshirt for over a year and with no damage from straps or anything on the trail. I definitely don't baby it and it's seen lots of willows and brush.

In Make Your Own Gear » Jackets made w/ Momentum 90, etc: how does material hold up under pack straps?
November 01, 11:21am

Re: Winter waterproof foot system
For what you describe (decent amt of water) I'd go for hydroskins. I like the Rocky socks for snow, but hydroskins if I know there will be lots of water. Plus hydroskins are cheaper. edit:...

In GEAR » Winter waterproof foot system
October 28, 8:17am

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