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Ben Smith (goosefeet) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Georgia
About Me I am the owner of GooseFeet Gear. I make down socks and waterproof shells to go with them. I also will make custom down pants, jackets, vests, parkas, quilts, mitts, balaclavas, etc. If you need something made, just ask for a quote!
My Website URLhttp://www.goosefeetgear.com/

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Re: Zpacks carrying pertex quantum
I've got the same thing in a Medium Charcoal Gray if anyone is interested.

In Make Your Own Gear » Zpacks carrying pertex quantum
February 22, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Quilt dimensions
For your size, that should be OK. I am 200 lbs, and use a 54" summer quilt, and a 56" 3-season quilt.

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt dimensions
February 22, 6:46pm

Re: Quilt dimensions
John, I am 6'0" as well, and when I make quilts, I add 6" to my height for the amount that the quilt will shrink due to loft, then I add another 6" if I plan to put in a draws...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt dimensions
February 22, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Meco is 35% recycled polyester!
From what I can tell, Cocona is a fabric treatment. So, the 35% Cocona is probably a poly fabric that has been embedded with the Cocona technology.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2011 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
February 21, 5:37am

Re: Favorite Shelters
Mark, My troop has used Oware 10' x 10' pyramids for 4 person groups (usually 2 mids per patrol). We have also used a MLD circus tent for a whole patrol at once.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Favorite Shelters
February 20, 7:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sorry to hear this
JGG, I've thought about doing some of this, but I haven't figured out the best equipment to use to do it properly. I may eventually start at some point...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Kooka Bay
February 16, 7:22am

Re: dur
The 0.8oz has the double mylar layer, so that is why I chose it for this application. Hopefully Chris will let us know how durable they are in the future.

In GEAR » goosefeet cuben down pants and vbl socks
February 14, 12:43pm

Re: Cuben VBL socks.
The socks are 0.8oz cuben; the pants are 0.33oz cuben with 4.5oz of 900 fill down.

In GEAR » goosefeet cuben down pants and vbl socks
February 09, 8:13pm

Re: Quilts
To take up some of the slack of TSS, I am also making custom specialty quilts. 7d/cuben mixes, etc.

In Editor's Roundtable » Crazy for Quilts – How Quilts Became My Sleep System of Choice, PLUS A Review of My Favorite, the Stateless Society Custom Quilt
February 07, 4:08pm

New Cuben Fiber Down Pants - Highest Down Weight Ratio Ever!
I just got finished with a pair of down pants for a customer. Using 0.33oz cuben and 4.5oz of 900 fill down, they came out to 6.0oz finished weight! That means that 75% of the weight is down!

In Gear Deals » World's Lightest Down Pants
February 05, 7:19pm

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