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I want large green
I'll pay per you previous reply. Thanks.

In Gear Deals » GooseFeet Gear Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale
November 23, 12:27pm

Go for it REI
I really love REI. If they made a reasonable change (e.g. 6 months to return an item) in response to abuse I would applaud it. Yes, a business is a two way street. They want to keep me happy a...

In GEAR » REI currently working on new return policies
November 14, 2:52pm

Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket - XL - 50% off
REI has an Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket - only in XL - 50% off. Seach the website (rei dot com) to find it (note: it's not in the outlet, it's in the regualar rei section). Not an ultimate ...

In Gear Deals » Arcteryx Alpha SL Jacket - XL - 50% off
November 06, 9:52am

Another option
"I think this alleviates the big problem with a quilt - that air can get in the sides." Check out the zpacks bags. They are essentially a quilt which has a full zip. Also, they cinch...

In GEAR » idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
October 07, 11:28am

It's been done
Someone (I can't recall who, but perhaps Big Agnes) produced a bag which had top and bottom with different ratings (e.g. +20 on top, +40 on bottom). So you could just flip the appropriate side...

In GEAR » idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
October 07, 10:55am

To clarify the request
"I don't think anyone will have the in the field experience you are asking for. After all, you'd have to own 2 identical bags except for size and use them several times in identical co...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag warmth vs. fit
October 01, 12:20pm

Sleeping bag warmth vs. fit
How much of an impact does sleeping bag fit have on warmth? For example, for any given temperature rating Feathered Friends offers 4 bags with varying widths (and each of these with two lengths)....

In GEAR » Sleeping bag warmth vs. fit
October 01, 10:48am

Full Andrew Skurka clinic on youtube
A full clinic by Andrew Skurka (author of the new book 'The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide) is available now on youtube. This is the 'Ultimate Hiking Gear & Skills Clinic' which ...

In GEAR » Full Andrew Skurka clinic on youtube
September 28, 12:36pm

Look at the 'Efficient Horizon'
Here's another way to analyze this data. Borrow the economist's idea of an efficient horizon. In your spreadsheet select the columns with price and weight. Now insert an x-y scatter pl...

In GEAR » Luxurious ultralight tents for two; price per oz
September 28, 9:46am

Summer bag + VBL for 3 seasons
Hi. I'm looking at new bags and I'm lured by the low weight of the ultralight summer bags (e.g. WM Summerlite). Then I start to think about how to extend this bag into light 3 season d...

In GEAR » Summer bag + VBL for 3 seasons
September 13, 10:33am

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