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"Scouts" doesn't equal hiking/backpacking
Chiming in late as my son has no interest in Scouts, which leads me to my point. IMO, "Scouts" and hiking/backpacking are pretty different things and just because he doesn't like Scou...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Help. Son doesnt like packing or hiking
October 20, 10:17am

Re: ok
>> I was really hoping to find a nice bag/container thats ultra light for my kit I use a small cuben sack from Zpacks. It's either the "wallet pouch" or the "camera pouc...

In GEAR » Who thinks all the first aid kits out there are crazy heavy?
October 19, 10:49pm

The REI UL Peaks, as much as I liked them, are the only poles that have ever failed on me. The twist locks wouldn't tighten, first one then the other. I couldn't even pull them apart to fi...

In GEAR » More durable hiking poles?
October 17, 10:26am

Re: Feathered Friends
I have a Feathered Friends 30* Grouse which is my all-purpose three-season bag. I've used it in a pretty wide range of conditions and I'm confident in its temperature rating. I considered ...

In GEAR » Three Seasons Bag Dilema
October 16, 9:57pm

I fly with gear to Grand Canyon
I hike in the Grand Canyon once or twice a year and usually fly into Las Vegas, sometimes Phoenix. I've flown on various airlines - Delta, Spirit, AirTran, Frontier, Southwest. I always chec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Flying with Poles (Packs, and other Hiking Sundries)
October 16, 8:24pm

GoLite Jam2, Osprey Talons
FWIW, my son tried on a few packs recently. He's 5' tall, very thin (80lb), short torso. He found quite a few women's packs to fit torso-wise (his problem is hipbelts being too long.) ...

In GEAR » Short Women and "One Size" Packs
October 13, 10:14am

Re: Short Women and "One Size" Packs
While I'm sure that the shape and harness design of the pack has a lot to do with how it carries, I also think you can counter (or exasperate) issues like top-heaviness and balance by the way y...

In GEAR » Short Women and "One Size" Packs
October 12, 9:49am

Re: oz
@eric, no it won't kill him if it is, in fact, a warmer bag... which is what I'm trying to determine. He's a skinny 13yo and doesn't need the extra girth, so no point in paying the ...

In GEAR » REI Sub-Kilo vs Halo 25
October 10, 12:43pm

Re: en
>> so its quite possible the heavier bag is the properly rated one ... Yes, I realize that the Halo is post-rating successor to the SubKilo. We have a SubKilo long and agree that it's ...

In GEAR » REI Sub-Kilo vs Halo 25
October 10, 12:15pm

Re: Re: Differences between Standard and Ki Granite Gear packs?
>> I emailed them to ask about the Escape 40 and was told they were identical except for the color. Really?? Even the hipbelt? If so, that's too bad. I thought Granite Gear's wom...

In GEAR » Differences between Standard and Ki Granite Gear packs?
October 10, 8:02am

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