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Re: Re: Trail running shoes in Winter
I don't get the BPL KoolAid of using trail runners AND Goretex socks in Winter. The Goretex socks cost almost as much if not more than the shoes and still add extra weight while wearing out way...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trail running shoes in Winter
June 21, 11:18pm

FS :Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids

In Gear Swap » FS :Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
June 21, 7:49pm

Re: New Hardshell/Rain Jacket
Yes, I got my replacement "new" Montbell Versalite last Sept here in Japan and in the USA it was re-released for 2013 apparently with the addition pit zips instead of vents! ARRRGGG.. bac...

In GEAR » New Hardshell/Rain Jacket
June 18, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Board shorts
Patagonia now has Houdini flagship Board short. I think it is lightest one made.

In GEAR » Board shorts
June 18, 7:43pm

Re: weights and temp ratings
Samuel, I already have 2 Montbell #5 UL Down Huggers, a Super Spiral from the USA and a Super Stretch from Japan. Unfortunately, they were purchased prior to the Fall 2012 season when the USA model...

In GEAR » Snow Peak Bacoo Sleeping bags
June 16, 10:54pm

Re: Re: Snow Peak Bacoo Sleeping bags
The total weights and comfort temp ratings are in the first post. Price ~US$250-350 at current FX. I can add the 800FP (White DUCK down 90/10) fill weights: 6C-200g, 1C-350g, -7c-550g Hence t...

In GEAR » Snow Peak Bacoo Sleeping bags
June 16, 7:12pm

Re: Re: Austin TX and environs...
I am a San Antonio native and went to UT in Austin. All my family still lives there and I return every Summer to visit for a few months. While I did alot of lakeside camping there in my youth, ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Austin TX and environs...
June 15, 9:18pm

Re: Re: Extending the life of a rain jacket when DWR is gone
Eric sez "I am sure Gore warranties their products for life if you cannot resurect the Dwr." Correct. A few years ago, I sent a 20yr old Gortex rainsuit back to their office in Japan. ...

In GEAR » Extending the life of a rain jacket when DWR is gone
June 15, 5:26pm

Re: Re: NEW PRODUCT SALE!! 3.4 oz Escape Pod Cooler
Nice creative idea. Would like to know some temp data before I throw down $25 for it though. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=465522766876515&set=vb.404330409662418&type=2&theater

In Gear Deals » NEW PRODUCT SAlE!! 3.4 oz Escape Pod Cooler
June 14, 7:19pm

Re: Re: liquid coffee concentrate
After a web search I see BPL actually sold something similar called Java Juice. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/java_juice_coffee_extract.html The Java Juice web site...

In GEAR » how to cut coffee weight
June 13, 5:39pm

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