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Luke's UL wind shirt review
Ordered a wind shirt from Lukes Ultralite, but instead of the standard 1.1oz material, Luke used Nobull 1 at my request. Nobull 1 has the reputation for not being very downproof, however, it's ...

In GEAR » Luke's UL wind shirt review
February 08, 10:28pm

Re: 35 - 45 mile Georgia / North Carolina Loops
In late February, most areas with elevation in the Southern Appalachians are going to be fairly cold. We did a loop last year in early March and the lows were 20-25F. If that temp range is OK, ther...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 35 - 45 mile Georgia / North Carolina Loops
February 08, 8:45pm

Re: Zpacks' XW Sleeping Bag
Ian, I ordered an XWide-XXLong 20F bag with draft tube and 900fp back on 1/30. It should arrive pretty soon, I will confirm the specs if you can wait. I also had Joe make mine all black. Not gon...

In GEAR » Zpacks' XW Sleeping Bag
February 08, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Down bag: draft tube issue
Nice work Ivo. Man, that thing is chock full of puffy goodness. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Down bag: draft tube issue
February 07, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Two SE guys + JMT + 70miles = ?
Craig/Bob - That area looks really nice. I will look into that more. Thank you! Mark - A loop is definitely a possibility if the scenery is there. We would want to spend some time on the JMT, it...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Two SE guys + JMT + 70miles = ?
February 07, 5:26am

Two SE guys + JMT + 70miles = ?
Asking for your help everyone, In August, a friend and I are looking to do a ~60 mile trip somewhere on the JMT south of Yosemite. We wanted to avoid Yosemite 1) because we have both been there ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Two SE guys + JMT + 70miles = ?
February 06, 8:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Hear ye, Hear ye, any interest in an east coast BPL G.G.G?
He is on here occasionally, frequents Whiteblaze more often I think. Hikes around the Citico/Slickrock area. Ryan

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hear ye, Hear ye, any interest in an east coast BPL G.G.G?
February 06, 11:05am

Re: Re: It's official
Does anyone know what kind/weight of fabric these packs use? Regarding the packs, I'm not the intended market so of course my opinion of them isn't glowing yet. 15 oz for a pack with no...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 05, 11:20am

Re: MontBell and Norrona
"9.72 cfm for the MontBell fabric seems rather unlikely." Not really. That's a pretty poor number which matches most people's reports. Ryan

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 05, 11:01am

Re: Montbell Tachyon - not actually tested
Richard wrote in a different thread: "I have not tested a Montbell Tachyon but, I have tested the SAME APPARENT Montbell 7 denier ballistic rip stop used in their EX Light. It tested 9.72 CFM....

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 04, 5:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm