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Cuben Insulated Down Pants
SOLD I've made a few pairs of down pants for family members in the past, but this was the first pair I'd made out of cuben. This pair was made for a friend, but they ended up not being qui...

In Gear Swap » Cuben Insulated Down Pants
July 23, 3:06pm

Re: store and thanks for the tips!
That looks really neat! I've been tinkering around with different materials for pack frames, and this looks better than anything I had tried. I had recently tried the corrugated plastic (th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foamed PVC as framesheet material
July 23, 2:54pm

re: Borah Gear
Hi everyone, thank you for the kind words! It is true that we are very small, and if I don't reply to you within a day, it means we are out hiking somewhere :) 2013's been a good year fo...

In GEAR » borah gear
June 10, 5:58pm

Re: Re;
The design on the left will have plenty of netting, so I wouldn't worry about condensation. However, like some others said, it makes more sense from a money-saving standpoint to use something l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Planning a Serenity type bivy
April 23, 12:39pm

Re: Quilt Material
When I made my down quilt, I used M50 for both the liner and shell material. Its a great fabric, but if I was to do it again, I would use M90 for the liner, as I think it feels better against the s...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Advice
April 23, 12:36pm

Re: Re: Steripen Opti still the way to go?
I really like my Adventurer. I got it towards the end of the season last year, so I probably only have 30-40 liters through it, but it has performed flawlessly so far. Only thing I'm not a big ...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti still the way to go?
February 25, 7:04pm

Re: Warmlite
I've used a friend's warmlite in the winter, and I really liked it. Handled winds really well, and took a light snow load with no problem. I know a few people that have used them on mounta...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Stephenson warmlite for winter?
January 23, 10:34am

Re: My 2 cents
I've used both, and from what I've found (and it seems the general consensus is here) is that while SL2 is a lot easier to pitch, it doesn't handle as well in high winds as the Trailsta...

In GEAR » Shangri-La 2 or MLD Trailstar?
January 23, 10:32am

PM sent on the Arcteryx Alpha SL

In Gear Swap » FS: Massive closet cleaning- skis, boots, clothing, climbing, sleeping bags, etc.
December 04, 7:59pm

New Flat Tarps!
We've teamed up with BPL's very own Jack Elliot to begin offering more sizes of flat tarps. All tarps are lined with bias tape for a strong, neat finished edge. New introductory prices ...

In Gear Deals » New Flat Tarps!
November 20, 5:17pm

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