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Re: Uses for Epic?
How heavy is it? Wind shirt maybe? Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Uses for Epic?
March 05, 4:55pm

Re: Re: What are your guidelines for buying gear?
Process goes like this... 1) Want it or need it - buy it. I work hard so I buy things if it suits me. Love a deal though. 2) Big ticket item guidelines - purchase discretely and let it show u...

In Philosophy & Technique » What are your guidelines for buying gear?
March 05, 4:50pm

Re: Re: MLD "Endurance" Fabric?
Pretty sure MLD Endurance is not Pertex. I believe it's one of the iterations of M50, not a membrane fabric. Ryan

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 04, 8:14pm

Re: FS-Hammock 0* Underquilt
Hi Henry, Age? Condition? Color? Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS-Hammock 0* Underquilt
March 04, 7:43pm

Re: Re: Zpack Cloud Kilt Issues?
No experience with a cloud kilt, but you could add a snap as a possible solution. Only adds 1 gram. Ryan

In GEAR » Zpack Cloud Kilt Issues?
March 04, 4:47pm

Re: Re: Baskets??
They do look cool. Plus, a basket will help keep the shaft from getting lodged down in crevices, and thus less chance to break your fancy CF pole. At 7g, I figure why not. Unless Skurka hikes with ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Another MYOG Trek Pole thread - 3.3oz per
March 04, 4:30pm

MYOG summer quilt for a friend
Hi everyone, A hiking buddy asked me to make a quilt for him, so the results are below. It's a sewn-thru design so only good to about 40 degrees. He's new to quilts so I made it a little...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG summer quilt for a friend
March 03, 4:43pm

Re: Synthetic
I agree with John, hiking in either a nanopuff or the thermawrap at 25-30 degrees will sweat you out. I am warm in either one just walking to work at 30-35 degrees. Try a lightweight fleece instead...

In GEAR » Montbell Thermawrap jacket or???
March 03, 11:49am

Re: mine
Look good Michael! I like the bedliner spray idea. I've noticed mine are getting scratched quite a bit towards the bottom. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Another MYOG Trek Pole thread - 3.3oz per
March 02, 6:44pm

Re: Hybrid Cuben ULA packs
Great minds think alike - I had the hydration ports removed from my CDT as well(ice axe loops & retainers as well). I will be curious just how water resistant they are with the seam tape applie...

In GEAR » Hybrid Cuben CDT
February 28, 5:02pm

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