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Re: Re: Hipbelt attachment
Some PU coated nylon or cordura should be much stickier and also relatively waterproof. If your design relies on the grippy back material, you could just make the entire back panel out of it and us...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
October 28, 9:55pm

Re: Gear for Patagonia (Torres del Paine, Chalten/Fitz Roy, Ushuaia) in March
Extreme rain and wind happens pretty much year round. You'll be moving into fall so expect increasing variability in weather and generally cooler temps. Good wind gear for both tops and bott...

In Gear Lists » Gear for Patagonia (Torres del Paine, Chalten/Fitz Roy, Ushuaia) in March
October 28, 9:51pm

Re: Help me buy my next Layering piece for winter camping/Backpacking.
Where do you plan to hike? That is probably far more important than any other info. Winter is not the time to test theory. Only experience with cold will accurately help you gauge your BMR and your...

In GEAR » Help me buy my next Layering piece for winter camping/Backpacking.
October 28, 9:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Locking zipper help
Depends on the zipper, I know the deadbird atom has a non-locking zipper which likes to work itself open but my windshirts never seem to have an issue. Maybe a toothed vs coil zip issue. Also th...

In GEAR » Locking zipper help
October 28, 9:17pm

Re: Thread derailing
Tarps on sale, gear swap, or the standard campmor PU nylon are places where most people get their cheap tarps. You can also MYOG tarp pretty easy and cheap. You can always do the blue nylon packing...

In GEAR » First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
October 28, 9:13pm

Re: mens rab infinity down jacket
It's going to come down to taste really. The rab infinity is designed to be an athletic cut so if sized "properly" it should be fairly close to your chest after wearing normal winter ...

In GEAR » mens rab infinity down jacket
October 28, 9:08pm

Re: Re: down v synthetic
Warm when wet is a fallacy learned by anyone who actually tries it out. Nothing is warm when wet if it breathes, since all the heat is sapped away instantly. If you wore a wetsuit, that's about...

In GEAR » Montbell Down Jacket
October 27, 12:13am

Re: Rab Pulse Pull On at Backcountry
Campsaver has them right now for $82 as well, plus 21% off coupon that should work....all sizes but limited colors.

In Gear Deals » Rab Pulse Pull On at Backcountry
October 26, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Down jackets
@Sean Depends on how it's done. If the large baffles are filled properly, there shouldn't be much need for down control generally. Look at a Rab Neutrino...big bafffles but well stuffed....

In GEAR » Help with Puffy design
October 26, 11:58am

Re: Marmot Lithium 0 sale
10% off on top if you use Active Junky brings it almost to $350. If I didn't have a $44 REI garage sale special I'd be pretty tempted myself!

In Gear Deals » Marmot Lithium 0 sale
October 25, 4:36pm

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