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Re: Xtherm overweight
Most likely just poor luck. There will be some variability in weights when using coated fabrics. Personally, I would take it back where I bought it and try another one. Yes, I understand how silly ...

In GEAR » Xtherm overweight
November 24, 10:30am

Re: altaplex
"I don't see this as anything more than a solo+ sized solplex ." Exactly. Nothing grand here. Ryan

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 23, 7:27am

Re: Re: 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
The only knock on McHale packs over the years has always been the price, but it's amazing how many off the packs coming out now days aren't too far off. 5 more years and we'll have a lo...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 21, 8:34am

Re: Re: MLD Duomid
Yeah, probably something else going on there besides a strength or design issue. I remember finding another one somewhere, but I don't remember much about it. I was researching cuben tie out de...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
November 20, 11:20am

Re: Can anyone help a new self published author out?
I haven't read your book, but applaud your effort and determination. Putting something out there for others to read and critique takes guts. Ryan

In On the Web » Wanna help a new self published author out?
November 20, 11:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Duomid
Yeah, their tie outs are similar to other designs so I don't think there is a problem there. This link is the easier one to find. https://blogpackinglight.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/cuben...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
November 20, 10:54am

Re: Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
"Guess who gets picked up quickly when trying to hitch a ride into town to resupply? A single female or a scruffy bearded single male?" Oh yeah. I've seen this first hand on the AT...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 10:49am

Re: Re: Re: MLD Duomid
Agreed on the Cuben seam strength from MLD. Their bonding process is sound. I have seen a couple tie out failures, however. I don't really know the story behind those failures, could have been ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
November 20, 10:24am

Re: Re: Can I beat the MB frost line parka ? YES You Can
"A GooseFeet Down Parka will blow away the MB Frost Line Parka." Do you know how much Ben charges for something similar? Ryan

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 18, 11:39am

Re: Re: Latest survey for BPLrs
"Wake up folks. This is a marketing survey, pure and simple. The interests served by your input are listed in inverse order of those who will actually be served by your answers" You...

In Chaff » Latest survey for BPLrs
November 16, 6:02am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
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