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Re: Just the insoles?
Well, yes... why not? I've made (and worn out) several pairs of flip-flops from WalMart blue closed cell foam sleep pad and aircore. They weigh only about 9g each, but they last for only one...

In Multiple Use Gear » Camp shoes
April 29, 6:34pm

Camp shoes?
Hey, I'll give that a shot! On that same note, the Sprint Nylon Mesh Shoes that Mike W. turned me on to came in while I was hiking last weekend, so I didn't get to try them out.

In Multiple Use Gear » Camp shoes
April 29, 3:40pm

poncho vs rainsuit and packcover
The pack cover I tried allowed water to eventually run into the bottom where it was held against the pack, resulting in a damp down bag. Seems like the grommet drain hole can never be counted upon ...

In GEAR » poncho vs rainsuit and packcover
April 29, 3:36pm

Re: Katadyn Mini water filter
Gotcha. I used the mini in some skank-water mud puddles too. Had to scrub the element to finish. But I thought you couldn't clean that pleated filter. What's involved in doing that?

In GEAR » Katadyn Mini water filter
April 28, 6:49pm

Gravity filter pre-filter effectivness
This trip out I decided I would try to investigate the effectiveness (or lack there of) of my pre-filter setup in my gravity system. I'm currently using a Platy CleanStream cartridge, but al...

In GEAR » Gravity filter pre-filter effectivness
April 28, 6:43pm

Re: Re: superfeet weights?
Nice. Thanks for that info, John. What's up with the arches? Too high?

In GEAR » Insoles for Inov-8
April 28, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Is the weight a worthy trade-off?
Sorry, Adrian... I haven't.

In GEAR » Inov-8 Talon 212 Is the weight a worthy trade-off?
April 28, 2:42pm

superfeet weights?
Anybody have any weights on any of the superfeet products. The Sole products seem to weigh half the weight of the shoe!

In GEAR » Insoles for Inov-8
April 28, 2:40pm

Re: Insoles for Inov-8
Martin, which insoles are in the 295s? The 3mm or the 6mm?

In GEAR » Insoles for Inov-8
April 27, 8:28pm

Re: Katadyn Mini Filter
> Notice that the Mini seems to only be appropriate for day hikes. Why would you say that, James? I consider the mini to be much more appropriate for a long hike than the pro, because (a) ...

In GEAR » Katadyn Mini water filter
April 27, 8:08pm

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Dirty Girl Gaiters
Dirty Girl Gaiters are cheap, light, breathable, simple and dang cool looking. What else could you ask for in the way of general usage ultralight backpacking gaiters? Only one thing... I wish they wo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 27, 10:07pm