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Yaktrax specialty use
I've successfully used Yaktrax for winter descents into the Grand Canyon. There are short sections of switchbacks in the shade where the trail is frozen packed snow. Then you round another sw...

In GEAR » Anyone use Yaktrax, Yaktrax Pro or Stabilicers for traction on relatively flat trails? Light crampons?
October 19, 6:58pm

Re: Hole in down shell and Superglue
Super glue isn't a very good general adhesive and is a bad fit for any flexible bond such as fabrics. Cyanoacryllate adhesive is a poor gap filler, and has weak shear strength compared to its ...

In GEAR » Patching Montbell Inner Down Pants
October 06, 8:41am

Re: Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
Kudos on a successful trip. The Weminuche is an awesome and serious piece of wilderness. The last time I tried to ultralight there in early September a few years ago (hoping the summer lighte...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 26, 6:42pm

Re: Tour de Lake (Superior) -- Seeking Advice
Dave, There's some bicycle touring/commuting threads in Other Activities forum, as well as one in Make Your Own Gear forum (ultralight bicycle panniers). Neil

In GEAR » Tour de Lake (Superior) -- Seeking Advice
September 02, 11:30am

Re: Black Diamond Tents
Scott, I have to agree with Ben here. My BD Firstlight fills the niche for conditions where I would like to use a tarp or bivies, but my companion (usually my wife) wants a 'tent' to ke...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Lighthouse
September 02, 8:28am

Re: fixed lines and tiblocs
Petzl shows on the side of a tibloc the diameter range they are designed for is 8,5mm to 11mm. They are reported not to work well on frozen ropes (no eprsonal experience). An iced up 11mm would h...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
August 31, 12:02pm

Re: The Bike Bug: Bitten!
I bike a 10-mile one way commute to work a couple of days a week, and ride about 5k total miles per year. Most of those miles are on my pleasure machines: road racing style bikes with stiff alumin...

In Other Activities » The Bike Bug: Bitten!
August 29, 4:58pm

Re: Ultralight bicycle panniers and gear
I think a large O2 jacket is 5.5 ounces. I don't recall if that is before I added adhesive velcro spots to make the outside zipper flap useful so it would lay flat. I also added a pull-back c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultalight Bicycle Panniers
August 28, 6:48pm

Typos
Small squirt bottle of chain LUBE; I do have a worthless mini 'prayer' chain tool. I'm pretty sure I could use it summon up smaller more useless chain pieces in the event of a broken c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultalight Bicycle Panniers
August 28, 8:50am

Re: There's that velcro again! ;)
Well a 12 x 18 inch piece of 4 oz cloth with burlier fibers weighs maybe 0.8 ounces (includes bottom in 18 in length as well as sides). The same piece of 1.4 oz silnylon weighs 0.25 ounces. So to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultalight Bicycle Panniers
August 28, 8:47am

All Reader Reviews by Neil Bender

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Go Lite Speed
I like this pack but had to modify it to make up some deficiencies. Lack of side comptression straps or lacing makes it sloppy when less than full. The load lifter straps are uselss without a frame,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:24pm