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Re: Re: Argon silnylon - Detailed Analysis Report
Once my fabric arrived, I had suspicions that it was the 20d nylon and not 10d. Oh well. May wait a while on making that big square tarp I was planning. Hopefully the field reports start coming in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 15, 11:09am

Re: Roll top
I think most manufacturers add length for a roll top, but I would shoot Joe an email to see what he thinks about it. The sizing really depends on your gear so it's tough to compare between diff...

In GEAR » Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
April 09, 8:03pm

Re: Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
A small Zero is 1,700cu/in if Zpacks specs are correct. Add the roll top feature and it's probably 100-200 extra cu/in so that will probably get you there. The mesh pocket holds a lot also. I h...

In GEAR » Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
April 09, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Casio PAW1300
Wholeheartedly agree with Derek. The Casio works fine as long as you calibrate the altimeter often. If I was going to rely on it for a trip, I would calibrate it every day based upon known objects/...

In GEAR » Reliable altimeter watch
April 09, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 8:57am

Re: 22mm/26.2mm batteries on the way too?
I've got a couple of the 22650's on the way for a 1300 lumen flashlight I finally decided to pull the trigger on. They are Trustfire branded and rated to 4000 mah, but will actually store ...

In GEAR » Battery charger pack specs comparison!
April 06, 8:22am

Re: Re: Re: Argon silnylon
Yeah, I ordered (7) yards of the red to make a tarp out of. Gonna go ~10x10. Always wanted a square tarp to try several of the different pitches. Curious how much sag and stretch a 10d nylon tarp w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 05, 8:41pm

Re: Need help trying to decide what size Z Packs Zero to get
Depends on the volume of your gear of course, but a Small with the roll-top option is much larger than you would think. It is indeed larger than the Burn. Ryan

In GEAR » Need he'll trying to decide what size Z Packs Zero to get
April 04, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Thanks
Have there been any reports of cuben actually leaking in the field? I know Richard N was able to make it leak in his suter tester, but anyone actually experience it? There are thousands of .51 and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 04, 11:07am

Re: HG burrow or EE enigma
Just make sure to compare apples to apples when comparing the two. Both use similar down and fabric, so if the HG is lighter make sure you understand why. Taper, width, length, foot box design, str...

In GEAR » HG burrow or EE enigma
April 04, 10:52am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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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