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Breathable and Condensation
We use breathable nests in our tents. They could be called 4 season by most standards. In weather below freezing they will condensate a bit, especially from your breath.

In GEAR » Are breathable fabrics less prone to condensation.
May 16, 12:58pm

Luke, I think 3900 is about as small a diameter as we can go on the frame, mainly due to top opening size and bottom width. When rolled down to a 24 inch frame height, the volume of the 3900 is clo...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
May 06, 3:52pm

The 4800 and 6300 pack bags, wrap easily around the frame and connect together. I usually slide it under the load lifter webbing. The 3900 can , but it takes more effort and I don't do it. Norm...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
May 06, 3:48pm

Back Pads
The Unaweep has more back padding, so careful packing is not much of an issue. There is only an inch or two above the waist belt and below the pad that has some exposure. The Unaweep is also a lot ...

In GEAR » Paradox Pack or Mchale?
April 08, 11:29am

Great Assessment
Dave's assessment is pretty much spot on in my book. VX07, is a great trail, or bushwhacking fabric, not great for things like rock bashing etc. IMO, the hybrid Cuben is about the same. Granted...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 08, 7:08am

Cuben vs XPAC
A few items to clarify. VX07 is actually a bit heavier at 4.9 ounces per sq yard. On a packbag this is a 2 -3 ounce difference usually. Not all XPAC fabrics have the inner protection film. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 6:15pm

Reviews setup etc
There are some overview videos on our site and YouTube channel. IMO those provide a pretty solid overview. but if they don't please provide the feedback of what information you are looking for ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lil' Bugout Shelter Review
March 20, 10:36am

I think the better solution , at least for me is a single wall shelter that is large enough that condensation is not an issue, or one that is extremely well ventilated. I often sleep in a DWR nest,...

In GEAR » Single Wall Tarp-Tent W/ Epic/Nanoshield Type Fabric?
March 17, 10:17am

Unaweep Photos
Hi everyone. Max thanks for the offer we might take you up on it ;) The Unaweep is optimized for 26 inch frame, but will work on a 28 , it will just be sort of a partial bag / like old exter...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
March 17, 8:36am

Ultra Efficient
We have done a fair amount of testing on ultra efficient designs, and some with reflective liners etc. In the end, the best insulator in cold environments is snow, but it is not reliable. While you...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 10, 10:32am

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