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Re: trimming straps
I've weighed the stuff I cut off several packs. It generally saves an ounce or less unless there are big pieces to be cut off like major pockets. It's still worth doing from a philosophical...

In GEAR » How much weight will I shed if I start trimming the straps on my pack (Lowe Alpine Zepton 50?)
February 18, 12:14am

Re: square footage
I haven't noticed an increased focus on shelters compared with any other piece of gear. Plenty of people talk about going with a framed pack or a full-size inflatable pad for more comfort. Perh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
February 17, 1:38pm

Re: Square footage
Many one person shelters are only just big enough for one person to lay under and stay dry... similarly with two person shelters, a lot of them you can get two people under but not have room to do ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
February 17, 12:27pm

Re: cuben floors
As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I have a Zpacks cuben pack liner made with 1.0 oz cuben. I've probably used it for 100 days in the backcountry. Since it's always inside my pack, it ha...

In GEAR » cuben vs. silnylon for a tent floor
February 13, 1:10pm

Re: spelt
Spelt, I think the lack of pics of quilts/bags is because most people set up their shelters with their stuff in it, then walked over to the main group area. So most people's quilts/bags were in...

In Photo Gallery » 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
February 13, 10:08am

Re: Floor
Personally I would never use cuben as a tent floor. This last weekend I discovered that my 1.0 oz cuben pack liner is not even remotely waterproof after about a year and a half of use. I could only...

In GEAR » cuben vs. silnylon for a tent floor
February 13, 10:04am

Re: Whitney to Lone Pine
Getting down to Lone Pine is a pretty easy hitch. That trailhead sees lots of traffic and everyone driving out of there has to go through Lone Pine. 395 isn't that hard to get a ride on either,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney to Lone Pine
February 13, 8:38am

Re: Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
This trip was awesome. It felt much more like late May than late February given the lack of snow and warm temperatures. It was probably my tenth time to Little Yosemite Valley and I see no reason t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
February 11, 4:55pm

Re: any reason to wear gaiters with goretex socks?
Yeah. The gaiters keep your shoes from getting packed with snow which keeps your feet warmer. Otherwise every time you pick your foot up out of a posthole you pack around your ankles with a new bat...

In GEAR » any reason to wear gaiters with goretex socks?
February 04, 4:08pm

Re: JMT Permit Process
It's frustrating. Calling in and reserving a permit during the summer usually involves dialing the wilderness permit center 15-20 times before you get past the busy signal. Of course their syst...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Permit Process
February 03, 11:51am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm