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Re: Packs
I found the small Zero with roll top to hold plenty for my 3-season gear, and even in winter up to about (4) days or so. I go with about a 5-6 lb base weight for reference. A bit more in winter of...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Backpacks
February 18, 11:06am

Re: Re: Re: Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
I will echo some others sentiments. I found quilts too fiddly, too drafty below about 40F, and just an overall hassle for my shifty sleep style. With that said, I still use an 11oz one above 40F p...

In GEAR » Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
February 17, 10:52am

Re: Re: tested
Good news! 31 CFM is a good number and the HH is even higher than the old Houdini. Looks like a winner even if a bit heavier than I would prefer. Not overly expensive either. Ryan

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 17, 10:40am

Re: Re:
"How do you deal with disappointment? I want to be there when Jen meets Doug." LOL. Well played, Ken. Enjoyed that. How I handle disappointment - For the most part I try to keep thi...

In Chaff » How do you deal with disappointment?
February 13, 12:41pm

Re: Montana Mountain Man Arrested For Fishing Without A License Because He Was Hungry.
Matthew, I hope you are posting this in jest. Obviously that guy is off the charts. Ryan

In Chaff » Montana Mountain Man Arrested For Fishing Without A License (or was it taking the King's deer?) Because He Was Hungry.
February 13, 12:02pm

Re: Tarp Condensation
I will second what Ben said. Seems like about 1/2 the nights I'm on the trail, I wake up with moisture all over everything. Conditions in the SE are perfect for creating a lot of dew I guess. G...

In GEAR » Tarp Condensation
February 12, 5:10pm

Re: Re: nice
Yep, they have been awesome with me as well. Ryan

In GEAR » ULA Service is off the charts AWESOME!!!
February 12, 4:49pm

Also, you should think about posting something over on They have a forum solely for the class of 2014 Thru-hikers so you could easily communicate with this year's thru hiker cla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FOOT GROWTH STUDY!!!!
February 10, 5:41pm

Re: Big Puffy
Delmar, It would. I've tried it on over a more puffy jacket also and it fits like a glove. Ryan

In GEAR » Luke's UL wind shirt review
February 09, 6:23am

Re: Zipper?
With the hood on, the zipper needs to be about 1" down from the very top in order to pull down one handed. With no hood, it needs to be about 2" down from the top for one-handed action. T...

In GEAR » Luke's UL wind shirt review
February 08, 10:42pm

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