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price drop
Still available; price lowered to $45 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS Sawyer gravity filter and Platy Big Zip
May 31, 7:51am

Re: Granite Gear
The lycra mesh that Quest sells is 5oz/yd and it's awesome. It's a fine mesh so is less likely to snag and it's super tough. I've used it for front and side pockets and it's b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lycra Mesh vs. Spandura
May 26, 4:34pm

Re: Best Backpack Materials
I'd say use x pac or dyneema x for the whole thing. You don't save much weight on pack fabrics (because such a big % of total weight is hardwear, straps, etc--actual fabric is usually not ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Backpack Materials
May 26, 4:29pm

Re: "New Balance MT101 vs MT 10"
the 101s are 59.99 at runningwarehouse.com. If you go to the site through runblogger you can get an additional 10% off.

In GEAR » New Balance MT101 vs MT 10
May 26, 1:03pm

"Windshirt/Rain Jacket/Redundant Clothing??"
I think it depends a lot on the trip and where you're hiking. I always take a windshirt, but rarely bring a rain jacket. The only time I bring a rain jacket is if I know that I'm going to...

In GEAR » Windshirt/Rain Jacket/Redundant Clothing??
May 26, 8:40am

A little help please
It might be helpful to check out the gear list forum and just read through a bunch and see what's on them and what kind of feedback people are getting. Check out the gear swap forum as well. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A little help please
May 26, 8:11am

March 2012 Recommendations?
You could probably do 100 miles in the Robber's Roost area. Not a loop or thru, but I just did 40ish miles there last weekend and it's fantastic. I feel like we barely scratched the surface.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » March 2012 Recommendations?
May 25, 4:22pm

4 season neoair available
+1 on Kookabay. There's a wait, but well worth it.

In Gear Deals » 4 season neoair available
May 25, 4:14pm

FS Sawyer gravity filter and Platy Big Zip
it's the .1 micron unit (not the .02 micron "purifier")

In Gear Swap » FS Sawyer gravity filter and Platy Big Zip
May 25, 4:10pm

FS Sawyer gravity filter and Platy Big Zip
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In Gear Swap » FS Sawyer gravity filter and Platy Big Zip
May 25, 4:06pm

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