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Interesting. It looks like it ends up costing $10 more, over the cost of the old blast, to skip the frame and "save" $30 when ordering now. Is the suspension worth the weight and cost? I ...

In GEAR » ZPacks retires the "Blast" backpack
June 10, 12:47am

Lightest most breathable
Ian - It is the dual use. I have a Zpacks Hexamid Twin and the Zpacks poncho/groundsheet clips right in and forms a twin sized bathtub groundsheet. So I save at least 3.5 ounces over having to brin...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 10, 12:39am

lightest, most breathable shell
Delmar - I love the Zpacks Poncho/Grounsheet. I think it is the best design I have worn. The hood and bill are excellent, it has a deep front zipper for ventilation, side zippers, and a built in ad...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 09, 10:38pm

,51 and .74
Christopher - Well, to be honest, I usually keep my hooch entirely off budget when calculating the weight of my food. Learned that trick from Congress. It's morale value is simply too great to ...

In GEAR » .51 cuben and .74 cuben
June 09, 10:23pm

hiking pants
I love my Arcteryx Rampart pants. Great cut, pocket layout, materials and workmanship.

In GEAR » Suggestions for new hiking pants?
June 09, 10:17pm

Lightest, most breathable shell? Skin!
Skin! I have given up on "breathable" shells. As well as clean coal, fat free food that tastes good, Santa, unicorns and other myths. I switched to ponchos, rain skirts/kilts, and chaps y...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 08, 10:13pm

I don't know . . .
Zpacks uses the .51 cuben in their shelters and tarps. I have owned two of them. Never had any durability issues with the .51 cuben in a shelter. I think it comes down to a weight issue. If you are...

In GEAR » .51 cuben and .74 cuben
June 08, 9:45pm

Caldera Cone and Snow Peak
I use a Snow Peak 700ml pot from the ti mini solo set with a caldera cone sidewinder. I use esbit. I am sure I lose a bit of efficiency over using a wider bottom pot but I love my set up. Works gre...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Snow Peak pots
June 08, 9:23pm

Great Customer Service from Ruta Locura
I recently picked up a Clarkii rod from a BPL member on the Gear Swap Forum. When the rod came it had clearly been broken in shipment. The packing container had one end semi crushed. I checked with...

In GEAR » Great Customer Service from Ruta Locura
June 07, 4:33pm

New Zimmerbuilt Pack
Thanks Steve! The pack arrived yesterday and I have taken for a spin twice. Fits great. Volume is larger then I expected, which is a plus. Weight on my cheap digital scale was 14.35oz before I trim...

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt Pack
June 07, 12:12pm

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