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Re: Montbell Sizing
I have found their sizing of the US size items (as oppossed to Japanese) run a little on the small side. I wear a Patagonia Micropuff in small with room for an r.5 underneath, I could not even m...

In GEAR » Sizing of Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Parka
November 16, 3:58pm

Whisper G6, Mod #4
Just added pics and description of cuben fiber stake bag mod.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
November 15, 11:08pm

Re: Re: Modified Whisper G6
Ben, Thanks for the "uber" nice comments :) I tried the ribbon under load and it seems to hold fine. The ribbon is 5/8" grosgrain and the buckles are the stock 5/8" buckles. It's bunching becaus...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
November 15, 9:31pm

Modified Whisper G6
This is a work in progress. So far I have completed the following mods. The new weight with all the current mods is 3.1oz. down from 3.88oz factory weight: 1. Removed the velcro from shoulder st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Whisper G6
November 15, 8:07pm

Re: Help with Quilt Dimensions
David, Thanks for that point. I measured laying on my back. One note by girth I mean circumfrence, all the way around as opposed to from ground over as you mention. I primarily sleep on my back ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with Quilt Dimensions
November 15, 4:24pm

Help with Quilt Dimensions
I'm making a synthetic insulation quilt, but am not sure what dimensions to make it. I've read all the relevent threads here (Fornshell's tunic, 12oz. summer quilt, newb quilt, etc). Bill's pattern...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with Quilt Dimensions
November 15, 3:18pm


In Gear Swap » FS: The North Face Propel Pertex Quantum Bag
November 13, 7:44pm

Re: MYOG Materials
How about BPL Patterns? A nice poncho tarp and spin chaps pattern, hooded vest pattern, quilt pattern and bivy pattern. These are out there in traditional backpacking style, but it would be nice to...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Materials
November 13, 9:18am

Quilt Dimensions
Bill, hello looks like you've been busy with upper body gear. How 'bout a mithril vest? I heard they are really light :) I'm getting ready to make a silk/climashield quilt. I've measured my ARC ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
November 12, 1:28pm

Supermarket Boil 'n Bag Meal Zip Locks
Here's a great alternative to the Stand and Zip (hot link to BPL store item) OP Sak by Watchful Eye Designs. It's not odor proof though. It's the Trader Joe's Jumbo Raisen Medley. After using th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Supermarket Boil 'n Bag Meal Zip Locks
November 11, 9:34pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm