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Re: ULA Sleeping bag
Heavy and overpriced. Look at what Tim at Enlightened Equipment is doing - pay less for much higher quality materials AND significantly less weight. I could do better walking into any REI store for...

In GEAR » ULA Sleeping bag
September 10, 11:44am

Re: Call Aaron
+1 to Randy's response. If you sleep 10-15ยบ cold in one bag, you can guestimate the same in this cold weather bag. Also note that, at those temperatures, many prefer the secure warmth of...

In GEAR » Deciding on the amount of overfill (Katabatic Sawatch)
September 10, 11:31am

Re: Do I need a bivy?
Not a "need." The big "want" would be to keep creepy crawlies from cuddling up with you at night.

In GEAR » Do I need a bivy?
September 10, 11:29am

Re: 140 D Dyneema Grid
The Dyneema grid doesn't add any abrasion resistance, you're right. It adds great tear resistance at a minuscule weight. Regarding the waterproofness: I, too, have had PU coatings degrad...

In Make Your Own Gear » New 140D Dyneema Grid
September 06, 8:20pm

Re: re: 140D gripstop
This is cool and exciting, but as David mentioned, too little too late. Better than 210D Dyneema X, I think, with the lighter weight and high strength, but cuben hybrids I think are better at the l...

In Make Your Own Gear » New 140D Dyneema Grid
September 06, 5:36pm

Re: CCF Pad and Neoair
The consensus was CCF pad on top seems warmer, but CCF on bottom will protect the pad (one of the reasons for carrying it) and may be more comfy. Regardless, 1/8" won't help significant...

In GEAR » CCF Pad and Neoair
August 31, 2:06pm

Re: re: Cap4 hoody
I'm still interested in hearing more. As a heavy sweater (I'm warm in general), I prefer SUL merino most of the time - it's just more comfortable. I have to admit, though, that I've...

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody
August 30, 1:09am

YES
I'm looking forward to the Cap 4 hoody more than probably any other garment this fall/winter. Even lighter than the NW Alpine Spider Light Hoody, I suspect this will be a new favorite. If it...

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody
August 29, 6:48pm

Re: Re: DriDown
@David: I don't have an answer to the entirety of your post, but I hope this helps a little. The "DWR" process is applied on the microscopic level. It's not a chemical treatment t...

In GEAR » Dwr Down, is it worth waiting for
August 26, 10:59pm

Re: PM sent
SOLD.

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp w/ Beak
August 23, 12:39pm

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