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My bother has a old North Face sleeping bag with Gor Dryloft outer shell. Dryloft is a version of Gortex with enhanced breathability and was water resistant instead of water prof. He has had the...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag/quilt with WPB cuben shell
January 20, 12:49am

Re: Re: Re: Yosemite
""How would it be closed due to snow (rather than a lack of snow)? " David, you should put that question to the National Park Service when they publish this information on the web...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite hike... Badger Pass webcam looks dismal
January 09, 8:24pm

Re: Heavy Duty Bivy?
the Uber bivy would probably work for you. http://www.milesgear.com/UberBivy.html

In GEAR » Heavy Duty Bivy?
January 09, 1:53pm

Re: Re: DWR and breathable fabrics
"Keep in mind the DWR finish does not make the jacket waterproof. It's the membrane that is waterproof. not the DWR" "Nope. If the DWR fails, the membrane "drowns" a...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 7:12pm

Re: Re: re: Gear and ethics
" I wonder how many people have a hardshell that has maintained its waterproofness for over 3 years. " Mine still is (and nearly 10 years old). My old Gortex Packlight is at least 15 ...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 2:27pm

Re: Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
there are two basic types of WPB fabrics. Vapor permiable and air permiable. Vapor permiable jackets have minimal breathability until the humidity inside the jacket gets high. That means you ...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 2:22pm

Re: OR Helium II
According to the pertex web site (the jacket is made from Pertex shield +) and it has a hydrostatic head of 20,000mm. It is waterproof but the durability of this fabric doesn't appear to be th...

In GEAR » 2014 Rain Shell Advice (SOTM maybe?)
January 05, 7:29pm

Re: Interesting Knife
that blade is made from Damascus steel. The method of manufacture was lost a long time age and only recently has the process been rediscovered. apparently the organic looking pattern on Damascus s...

In GEAR » Interesting Knife
January 03, 2:16pm

Re: How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
Nikwax is not a waterproofing treatment. It is only a water repellent finish (DWR). Even if the DWR completely failed the Event fabric will still be waterproof due to the plastic Event membrane g...

In GEAR » How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
January 02, 1:04pm

Re: MSR white gas stove pump failure
"Some people blame "bad fuel", so I searched for that. What's bad "Coleman fuel"? In other words, can anyone explain what happens to the fuel when it goes bad? Do some ...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 01, 9:46pm

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