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Re: Bond and Sew
"If your dead set on Cuben. I would buy a shelter from one that bonds and sews as bonding alone with a roll adhesive like a 3M 9485PC will come apart in cold weather. I don't care what mar...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 04, 4:09pm

Re: Re: Russia today
"You hear it all the time on the news. Everything is interpreted as being aimed against Russia. It's absurd. Americans don't spend their lives scheming against us, but the authorities ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
June 04, 11:21am

Re: double post
No worries Phillip. I'm just glad someone else is interested in this record attempt. If he can match JPD's pace until New England she has a couple soft days in there(easy for me to say...

In Chaff » Scott Jurek attempting the supported AT record
June 03, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tires and airbags
Ha! Well played sir. Nylon wins this round! Ryan

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 03, 5:30pm

Re: Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
"I've read that bonding is preferable since it does not puncture the material but the companies listed above enjoy very good reputations." I think it really boils down to there is ...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 03, 5:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tires and airbags
"The newer silnylon with high hydrostatic head does not sag very much at all (I am assuming that the term 'grow' means sag)." Dang, I'm getting jipped! My Solomid XL sags/g...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 03, 4:04pm

Re: AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
Fell off pace with a 33 mile day yesterday on an easy section of the trail, most likely due to battling injury. Can't have anymore of those until New England. Starting NOBO could prove to be co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
June 03, 11:32am

Re: Re: Tires and airbags
"True but the sagging has never been to me such an issue that I even desired then to have a polyester fly." Everyone has their preferences of course, but if polyester is sufficiently s...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 03, 10:36am

Re: Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
If you plan on continuing to drop your base weight - go with the Ohm. Its a great pack and can handle up to 30lbs on occasion. The Circuit will be overkill if you drop a few more pounds. If you&#...

In GEAR » Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
June 03, 10:15am

Re: Restructuring.
That's a shame about Ben. He was an easy guy to work with and was always quick to respond. Ryan

In GEAR » Cubic Tech Acquired DSM Dyneema
June 02, 6:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm