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Down quilt material questions
I'm looking to make my first down quilt. I'm trying to understand what all my options are for fabrics. This will be a summer quilt for moderate conditions. I'm thinking your basic 1....

In Make Your Own Gear » Down quilt material questions
February 07, 10:43am

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Your tarp walls looks really steeply pitched. Try going a little lower and wider -- then the tension will be more evenly distributed, especially if you shorten your guylines.

In GEAR » A Little Help Please
February 04, 9:20am

Re: Pack advice please!
Thanks for everyone's advice. I hadn't thought about supplementing or replacing the foam pad on my Peak. Will definitely have to consider that. The Talon is still unused and purchased...

In GEAR » Pack advice please!
February 03, 3:21pm

Pack advice please!
I'm looking for some pack advice. I have a GoLite Peak that I really like -- fits me and my gear well -- except when I have a dry camp and need to carry extra water. My typical total pack w...

In GEAR » Pack advice please!
February 03, 8:53am

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So, basically seal it just like I sealed my tarp. Guess I'll have to try to be a little neater about it though... Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon anorak - seam finishing?
February 02, 10:47am

Silnylon anorak - seam finishing?
I have a piece of silnylon left over and would like to make a simple lightweight anorak. But I don't know how to finish (seal) the seams. Do I tape them, or...?

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon anorak - seam finishing?
February 02, 10:15am

Re: Best fleece for hat and mittens
I recently made a pair of fleece tights for myself out of generic fabric store fleece and liked the results, so decided to make more out of better fabric. I looked at Seattle Fabrics, Quest Outfit...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best fleece for hat and mittens
February 01, 6:40am

Re: Montane eVent Halo Stretch Jacket @ Geartrade.com
I have the Halo in a men's small size and it weighs 13oz by my scale. Got it on Backcountry.com for $219 a couple of months ago. I'm happy with it. Great hood and I really like the pocke...

In Gear Deals » Montane eVent Halo Stretch Jacket @ Geartrade.com
January 28, 8:58am

Re: suggestions for mid layer bottoms
I hike in thin merino baselayer and fleece pants. The pants are Polartec 100's in a "sweatpants" style, not tights. Temps have been in the low-to-mid 20's here lately and this c...

In GEAR » suggestions for mid layer bottoms
January 23, 8:33am

Re: DriDucks question
I have a 'small' DriDucks set. The jacket is 45" in girth, straight (i.e. not tapered eithered way.) Back length (from the seam where the hood attaches) is 29.5 inches. Sleeve len...

In GEAR » DriDucks question
January 22, 3:55pm

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