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Quest 2.5 WPB
I posted a pic of the black and dark grey 2.5 layer WPB from quest (different face fabrics) here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best WPB fabric available to MYOGers?
November 07, 12:02pm

Re: Momentum Windshirt
I've used an m90 windshirt for over a year and with no damage from straps or anything on the trail. I definitely don't baby it and it's seen lots of willows and brush.

In Make Your Own Gear » Jackets made w/ Momentum 90, etc: how does material hold up under pack straps?
November 01, 11:21am

Re: Winter waterproof foot system
For what you describe (decent amt of water) I'd go for hydroskins. I like the Rocky socks for snow, but hydroskins if I know there will be lots of water. Plus hydroskins are cheaper. edit:...

In GEAR » Winter waterproof foot system
October 28, 8:17am

Re: Seeking material & pattern recommendations for simple ultralight windbreaker.
http://thru-hiker.com/kits/lr_shell_kit.php I've made a couple hooded ones that come in at around 2.5 oz. Lots of color options.

In Make Your Own Gear » Seeking material & pattern recommendations for simple ultralight windbreaker.
October 27, 10:07am

Re: MYOG Rain Mitt Fabric
I have some of the 2.5 layer WPB that I bought for some mits, gaitors, and a jacket. The dark grey feels like the face fabric might be a little tougher and it's a little heavier (6.3oz per lin...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Rain Mitt Fabric
October 27, 8:29am

Re: Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
Excellent report. I generally hate wearing rain shells and only take one when I know I'm going to be hiking in sustained rain in cold weather (usually I'd rather hike in a windshirt with g...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 25, 10:38pm

Re: Eugene Smith is a beast
Great job man!

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
October 25, 8:04am

Re: Did you take a spill in the water?
Not quite a spill, but after taking this photo (lower Youngs Canyon...which has some crazy beautiful crystal clear pools) and putting my s90 in my non-waterproof hipbelt pocket, I walked along the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Did you take a spill in the water?
October 19, 6:04pm

new REI merino hoody
I was in REI today and saw that they have an REI brand merino hoody. It's definitely lighter weight than the Ibex indie, but no fabric weight (or garment weight) is listed on REI's site (w...

In GEAR » new REI merino hoody
October 12, 6:03pm

Re: Stoic Hadron?
the anorak has been on steep and cheap recently for $99 IIRC. Stuff usually reappears on there so keep yr eyes peeled. edit: Tim beat me to the punch...

In GEAR » Stoic Hadron?
October 06, 8:29am

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