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Zpacks
You probably know this, but Zpacks has excellent shipping prices - $3 I think - they'll sell you the small amount of shock cord and locks you need for probably as little as the next guy. Worth...

In Gear Swap » WTB shock cord / cord lock
February 17, 3:14pm

FS: Heineken Pot with StarLyte Stove and Suluk 46 Ti Windscreen
I have a Heineken Keg can stove pot with a Trail Designs silicone lip band (for hot sips and handling and glow-wire bail/lift loop, together with a Suluk 46 Ti windscreen, and a modified Starlyte S...

In Gear Swap » FS: Heineken Pot with StarLyte Stove and Suluk 46 Ti Windscreen
February 17, 3:08pm

Non-Breathable right?
I think the OP wants a VBL that does double duty as a rain suit. My thoughts on this idea is it will breath too much. The pants waist and coat hem would let out too much body heat you'd end up ...

In GEAR » Double duty for silnylon rainpants/jacket as a vapor barrier liner during winter.
February 16, 12:58pm

Yep. Normal weight
Your reported weight is normal. There are lighter options, though. I wear nylon ripstop windpants, Golite Trunk I think no longer made. They dry fast, breath well and have some DWR to them. They we...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 16, 12:52pm

Durable Cuben Food Bags
Yes. The 1.1 oz. CF used is more durable (at least strength wise) than most/all Silnylon sacks used. My Zpacks bag is probably 2 years old, has hit the ground a few times pretty hard, and looks bra...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Bear Bag Durability?
February 15, 12:11pm

Caldera Cone
@Duane - that may be the case; I am a former customer. But it doesn't hurt to ask. Tell them you e pieced your kit together and only need a cone if that's the case. I bet you could work s...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Awesomeness
February 14, 9:06am

NeoAir $69 @ Backcountry
Only in green and only in short-wide, torso size. I think it's 56" x 25". Anyway, if you like a shirt pad $69 is a screaming deal for a new NeoAir of any length.

In Gear Deals » NeoAir $69 @ Backcountry
February 14, 6:40am

pics up
Edited first post on accident. Have more if there's interest. Sorry for the sideways bits, they are all straight up on my computer and phone so ... who knows?

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Awesomeness
February 14, 1:20am

Return Dilemma
If you had actually used it, it would not have lasted this long. I'd say you got more than your money's worth. PU coatings are good for no more than 10 years. I had a TNF pack fail in ar...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 11:29pm

Pictures Available
Have to wait until the movie ends, or I'll catch even more flack for not watching than I already am. Should be up in the next 2 hours. I agree pics are helpful, and I'll try to include th...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Awesomeness
February 13, 11:15pm

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