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Assategue
Expect light winds, and fine grain sand that sticks to everything. Bring a squirt bottle to get any wind blown sand out of your eyes. Expect huge amounts of mosquitos and biting horse flies anyw...

In GEAR » Beach backpacking advice request
September 18, 6:29pm

cordura
The weird thing is that the 210 Cordura seems to be made of thicker threads than the 210 dyneema ripstop. Maybe 50% thicker (315 denier-ish), even though it says it's 210 denier. It's s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyneema ripstop vs Cordura Durability
September 16, 6:36pm

Dyneema ripstop vs Cordura Durability
Posted this on the gear forum a few days ago, but no responses yet... Does anyone know how the durability of 210 denier Dyneema ripstop compares to 210 denier Cordora non ripstop ? Ie: does ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyneema ripstop vs Cordura Durability
September 16, 7:33am

groundsheet
I like 2-3 mil painters plastic from the hardware store. Completely waterproof, tough, cheap. Comes thicker if you want even more durability.

In GEAR » Groundsheet Space Blanket, Polycryo not tuff enuff
September 15, 1:30pm

Dyneema ripstop vs Cordora non ripstop
Does anyone know how the durability of 210 denier Dyneema ripstop compares to 210 denier Cordora non ripstop ? Ie: does the 210 denier Cordura non ripstop used for the bottom of the Granite Gear V...

In GEAR » Dyneema ripstop vs Cordora non ripstop
September 14, 1:06pm

marmot 600 down
I really like my marmot 600 down bag. Much warmer than my sierra designs and north face synthetic bags. Also packs down into half their size. Also lasts forever, compared to synthetic, which loos...

In GEAR » Newbie With Questions
September 07, 5:38pm

humidity
I bet it will be a big advantage on the East coast of the US. We have 90% humidity here a lot in the spring and fall. Even synthetics feel damp and clammy. I once hung out a wrung out thin poly t-s...

In GEAR » Dwr Down, is it worth waiting for
August 22, 6:29pm

changes
I asked if there were any changes to the higher priced model, or just a cost increase. They said their labor and transportation costs had risen - AND that they had made a few changes. The biggest c...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam 2012 Price Hikes
August 16, 6:56pm

210 Dyneema Ripstop vs 210 Cordora vs 420 Packcloth
I have a Deuter pack made with 210 ripstop where the mesh pocket would go on a lightweight pack. I wear the pack on short rest breaks, and lean back on rocks. As a result, the 210 ripstop gets pr...

In GEAR » 210 Dyneema Ripstop vs 210 Cordora vs 420 Packcloth
August 12, 11:54am

mid
How far is the fabric above your head when sleeping in a mid parallel to the side?

In GEAR » mid for 4
August 05, 5:51am

All Reader Reviews by John Gilbert

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm