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Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
About to pick up a new 3 season down hooded jacket with about 100g/3.5 oz 800 down fill, and wondering if there's any real world performance benefit anyone has noticed with hydrophobic down in ...

In GEAR » Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
April 05, 7:04pm

Suggested Elemental Horizons Kalais & Aquilo mods
I figured both packs would carry the same. Was vacillating between the two sizes because while the Kalais will work 80-90% of the time for the trips we most often do, I sometimes find myself servin...

In GEAR » Elemental Horizons Kalais
April 05, 6:58pm

Re: sil floor
Terry thanks for sharing your experience. That's what I've heard from many users of 30D sil, but it seems so many folks use either polycro or tyvek groundsheets with them it makes me wonder...

In GEAR » Locus Gear floor recommendations
April 05, 6:15pm

Elemental Horizons Kalais - which material/colors did you order?
Reggie, Katharina, Link and Whalen, which material combinations and colors did you order? I like the idea of all dyneema packs for durability, but sticking with a dyneema bottom and nylon packbag w...

In GEAR » Elemental Horizons Kalais
April 04, 7:10pm

Re: Locus Gear floor recommendations
Travis did you find out anything further or make a decision? I'm very interested as well, looking to order a Hapi and wondering - 30D floor material + tyvek or polycro groundsheet, or stronger ...

In GEAR » Locus Gear floor recommendations
April 04, 7:04pm

Hapi
I think the Locus Gear Hapi is only about $50 more expensive than the Duomid, but it offers more room, more width and door access for both occupants. I think shipping is free as well, so I wouldn&#...

In GEAR » Duomid XL
April 02, 2:53pm

Using a trekking shade umbrella?
For those of you who already have trekking shade umbrellas, how do you use them? I'll be doing some desert trips soon so was thinking about picking one up as well. In theory, I know you can str...

In GEAR » Chrome dome replacement?
April 02, 2:48pm

Locus Gear Hapi may work for you; Oware
The Ms. and I don't want to ever have to crawl over one another every time someone enters or leaves the mid. Not worth the loss off sleep. Check out the Locus Gear Hapi, which places the entry ...

In GEAR » Duomid XL
April 01, 2:08pm

Where to get 1.2 oz/sq yd Kite Tyvek?
Where can you get the 1.2 oz/sq yd Kite Tyvek? Seems like a nice combination of durabilty, ease of handling and weight.

In GEAR » Weight of a 50x90 Tyvek Groundsheet?
March 26, 8:42pm

Marmot Essence & OR Helium II fit; Montbell Versalite
This thread is timely as I was looking into lighter weight rain gear. It's good to hear good reports on the Essence and OR Helium II keeping people dry. Thanks for posting. Can anyone comment o...

In GEAR » Marmot Essence
March 24, 6:27pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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eBAY.com
Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm