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$13 MontBell parka
Khaki MontBell parka in Polkatex, which I presume (but don't know for sure), is very similar to Ventile. New, folds into its middle pocket, very light weight, and very comfortable to wear. From...

In GEAR » What have you been finding at thrift stores?
November 11, 2:59am

With the Buff, one permutation is to start off with it insideout. Put both hands thru it in opposite directions, with palms facing apart from each other. Grab opposing rims with both hands and pull...

In GEAR » Help me choose some gear for Patagonia
November 11, 2:18am

Shake, rattle and roll
Reading your post, I took a look at my CP3s. I have never had them rattle, and am at a loss to understand how this can happen, unless of course you have not tightened the screws on the flick-loc me...

In Gear Swap » FS: Locus Gear CP3 Flip-lock trekking poles
November 10, 9:47pm

Suggest you use a DPTE, and maybe also consider the Khufu or Khafra
From my experience with the Locus Gear Khufu, which at 265cm x 160cm x 130cm high (see ) is very similar in size and design to the DuoMid,...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid vs. Supermid
November 10, 7:17am

Grips and straps
Having actually used the stock grips on the CP3s for some time now, I can confirm they don't smear the hand. Nor have I experienced blisters. Also, while minimal, I consider the straps are per...

In GEAR » Locus Gear CP3 Poles - Initial Impression
November 08, 7:04pm

My condolences.

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleanout
November 06, 7:44am

Towards a generic classification of lightweight tent structural forms
I think tents like the above illustrated by Franco are also conditioned by limited (i.e. finite) spatial or formal possibilities, and it becomes inevitable that their form will eventually be "...

In GEAR » Question for TT Dbl Rainbow owners
November 06, 1:52am

Bluddy Microlite
Franco mentions the MacPac Microlite. I think it was that bloody tent that I was conned into trekking thru Zanskar with, sight unseen, with 2 Kiwi girls in 1984. First night out, I realized how uns...

In GEAR » Question for TT Dbl Rainbow owners
November 05, 11:24pm

Locus Gear rocks...
I have had no problem with my cuben Khufu, or specifically with the zip, and thoroughly recommend these mids, though of course they're 1-2 person, not 4 (you could always get 2!). They also are...

In GEAR » Locus Gear pyramid closure?
November 05, 8:41pm

I agree with Eric - you need redundancy for unpredictable situations - such as accidents, unexpected severe changes in weather, etc. It is simply part of wise preparation.

In GEAR » Layering strategies for rest/camp using sleeping insulation
November 04, 6:12am

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