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Re: 2014 Products
Rab has no new eVent items in their Spring/Summer 2014 press kit. They do have some 3L Pertex Shield+ items FWIW.

In GEAR » RAB Momentum replacement
September 06, 7:26am

Re: Re: Help me leave the office for an "outdoor" job
Weight gain is more tied to diet than exercise. You can be mostly sedentary and not gain weight IF you eat properly.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me leave the office for an "outdoor" job
September 05, 5:54am

Re: RAB Momentum replacement
The Myriad is 14 oz (L) in NeoShell. Everything in the Autumn/Winter 2013 catalog made of eVent is midweight or heavyweight.

In GEAR » RAB Momentum replacement
September 04, 7:46am

Re: Whitewater helmets
Up to about Class 3 is pretty easy in a packraft (Alpacka), assuming you've paddled in water before. Above that skill starts to come in. For a helmet, I went with the Kong Scarab primarily b...

In Packrafting » Whitewater helmets
August 26, 9:25am

FS: Alpacka Alpaca Packraft w Sawyer paddle
Both are SOLD.

In Gear Swap » FS: (2) Alpacka Alpaca's
August 22, 4:54am

Re: FS: Alpacka Alpaca Packraft w Sawyer paddle
Blue boat has SOLD. Red boat is still for sale. The total package is ~10 lbs and shipping is ~$20 via FedEx ground. Just a note: these were used several times, so they do have some cosmetic sign...

In Gear Swap » FS: (2) Alpacka Alpaca's
August 20, 5:10pm

Re: zpacks "multipack"
I have one and did a review on here. It doesn't permanently attach, so where you place it on the shoulder straps depends more on you and what your straps offer than anything. I've never not...

In GEAR » zpacks "multipack"
August 19, 7:08pm

Re: Another contender
I second Ben @ GooseFeet if you want custom and made local. For off the shelf, Rab will be hard to beat. My Infinity Endurance has 7.5 oz fill and weighs about 16 oz (small). You may also want to c...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
August 19, 7:01pm

Re: Quest for T shirt
Smartwool and Icebreaker both seem to be a boxier "American" fit but may be short in length (in all fairness I have a long torso and short legs). My Ibex experience is that its more of an...

In GEAR » Quest for T shirt
August 19, 6:39pm

FS: (2) Alpacka Alpaca Packrafts
I have 2 Alpacka Alpaca models, one red and one blue. Both have the "cruiser" deck and both will come with an Alpacka/Sawyer paddle as well as the stuff sack and patch/repair kit. These w...

In Gear Swap » FS: (2) Alpacka Alpaca's
August 19, 11:23am

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