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Re: Mine are off leash and I dare you to object
"we're not sure about their training but they sure do have mean stares." So, let me get this straight: you got three oversized, un-trained dogs bred for fighting and you don't ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is this just bad luck with aggressive dogs or is this normal?
September 11, 7:34am

Re: Re: All I want are some socks...but the shipping cost...OMG!
Alternatively, go to Wiggle or one of the other UK bike stores, buy Sealskinz instead and if you spend more than about A$80 the shipping to Australia is free.

In GEAR » All I want are some socks...but the shipping cost...OMG!
September 08, 8:39am

Re: nano
"Correct, it's a nanofabric texture that mimics the texture of leaves" I also have a pair of mountaineering pants made of Schoeller 3XDry which is closer in function to the lotus l...

In GEAR » Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
August 27, 4:02am

Re: DWR
"This does not mean that the materials are functionally waterproof in continued use." Well, in my experience the jacket is functionally waterproof - but the question is how durable tha...

In GEAR » Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
August 27, 4:00am

Re: it's a waterproof windproof
Or, to put it more simply: it's a very light, very breathable windproof that happens to be functionally waterproof. Because of the DWR. Well, it struck me as kind of a step forward.

In GEAR » Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
August 26, 7:19am

Re: Group Gear
Excellent Manfred, looks like a fantastic trip.

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 25, 6:21am

Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
A couple of years ago I saw that Mizuno in Japan were selling a range of windshirts that they said had an extremely efficient "lotus leaf" DWR. As you may know, the leaves of the lotus p...

In GEAR » Mizuno Lotus Leaf DWR - the future? Or the past?
August 25, 6:10am

Re: Re: re: Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
"Per the norm, my watched threads here usually don't get forwarded to me...irregardless I found your question in the mix." No probs. Well, if it's raining when I leave home ...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
July 23, 4:39am

Re: re: Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
"I recently put my hands on this and tried it on - very nice piece IMO. I do think that the Pertex Shield+ has a nice hand and despite not really breathing like the magical membranes, is a goo...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
July 21, 1:01am

Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
Noticed this on Outdoorsmagic: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/2013-gear-preview---montane/9862.html The stand-out item is the Montane Minimus Smock - which is claimed to weigh just 14...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
July 19, 5:58am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm