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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: a less than glowing review
Makes you wonder how something can be designed and tested for over a year and yet things like the storm flap squeak by. Ahh well, they will tweak it and this will only be a memory. Ryan

In GEAR » HMG UltaMid 2 first impression and pics
July 12, 11:04am

There is an Amazon review where someone commented on their Fish Hook UL2 purchase and one for sale that is used. Would appear they have sold at least two of them. Ryan

In GEAR » Big Agnus Fishook UL 2
July 11, 4:29pm

Re: zero
True, it does add up. If there are any other restrictions like no cuben, must be less than "X" amount, and no wait times now would be the time to put them in your OP. P.S. - wait time...

In GEAR » SUL Pack Ideas
July 11, 11:23am

Similar fabric to the HMG David mentioned. It is a polyester fabric laminated to cuben fiber. The cuben goes to the inside. Light, durable and waterproof. Check out the Zpacks website for pics. ...

In GEAR » SUL Pack Ideas
July 11, 11:09am

KC, What length WM bag would fit you? I have an WM Ultralight that could go in the mix, but it's the long version. Ryan

In Gear Swap » WTT: Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket XL
July 11, 11:06am

Nate, Could try a small Zpacks Zero. I just got one in hybrid cuben with two side pockets and lashing on the back - 7 ozs. Long torso model. I do like the fit of a ULA pack better between the tw...

In GEAR » SUL Pack Ideas
July 11, 10:57am

Re: Activ-dri down
That stinks about Thru Hiker not selling 900 fill anymore. While 900 fill is a little gimmicky, it was great down regardless. 800 fp active dry down doesn't do it for me yet. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Activ-dri down
July 09, 10:49am

Re: Also works for rashes, etc.
I can go along with what Stephen says. Don't ask why, but I have open hand slapped bug bites and poison ivy before and it works for a few minutes of relief. Usually by that point feeling prett...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pro-tip... heating a mosquito bite prevents it from being itchy
July 08, 8:12pm

Tall folks unite
The absolute lightest will be from Zpacks, but keep in mind they don't use sorcery to get those weights. They are a very snug fit which seems to fly in the face of your post about being a big g...

In GEAR » you are me choose the best quilt possible
July 08, 10:27am

Re: which needle?
Microtex 60/8 is normally what I use, but the next size up is fine also. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG quilt help?
July 08, 10:21am

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