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Re: Please recommend a light weight internal frame pack around 50 L
Osprey Exos 46 Deuter ACT 40+10 REI Flash 50 ULA Circuit

In GEAR » Please recommend a light weight internal frame pack around 50 L
August 18, 12:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Help choosing a pack. Sacrificing volume for comfort and features?
Looking at your list, it currently says a base weight of 12.5 lb. As mentioned, I think you're missing some things. For a moderate weather short hike (which would be in line with your 30* bag...

In GEAR » Help choosing a pack. Sacrificing volume for comfort and features?
August 17, 10:54am

Re: Re: Re: Help choosing a pack. Sacrificing volume for comfort and features?
>> Right now GearGrams shows my base weight as 10.24 lbs. Is your list truly complete? I mean not just the obvious things like your pad, bag, etc. but ALL the small stuff like the pillow, ...

In GEAR » Help choosing a pack. Sacrificing volume for comfort and features?
August 16, 7:52pm

Re: TPX color
I'm good with red, or any color for that matter. Still in for 5 yds.

In Make Your Own Gear » .65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
August 15, 3:02pm

Re: Re: titanium stakes in a carry-on bag on flight
Our favorite TSA story was on a flight home from La Guardia. My husband was carrying on a daypack that he'd carried all over the city and forgotten that he had a jack knife in one of the pocke...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » titanium stakes in a carry-on bag on flight
August 14, 3:49pm

Re: titanium stakes in a carry-on bag on flight
Even if someone else was able to carry them on, I wouldn't assume that you could. My experience is that TSA carry-on screening and decisions are inconsistent from airport to airport. You could...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » titanium stakes in a carry-on bag on flight
August 14, 10:09am

Re: Simple, durable pack needed
I think my ULA Circuit is pretty durable. More so than the Talon 44 or the Granite Gear Vapor Trail that I was considering at the same time. I've had it on pretty harsh rocky trails that invo...

In GEAR » Simple, durable pack needed
August 12, 3:12pm

Re: Help. Need a reccomendation for a digital scale.
I think I just went to amazon.com and typed in "kitchen scale" and bought one that got decent reviews. There were a bunch in the $20 range, free shipping, no sales tax. Most have simila...

In GEAR » Help. Need a reccomendation for a digital scale.
August 12, 2:25pm

Re: Meshy trail runners + merino socks
I don't know that you can talk about "trail shoes" and "trail runners" generically. My Wildcats are much stiffer than my Montrails though they're both labeled "tra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Footwear for hike with 30+ water crossings
August 12, 1:23pm

Meshy trail runners + merino socks
Consider a trail shoe/runner with a mesh fabric body and wool socks. I've hiked long creek hikes in my Sportiva Wildcats (obviously the non-gortex model.) Mesh fabric lets the water drain w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Footwear for hike with 30+ water crossings
August 12, 12:39pm

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