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Re: Windshirt fatigue
The ratio of time spent posting to time spent actually hiking is pretty high around here, and it gets even worse during the winter.

In GEAR » WIndshirt fatigue
February 25, 12:08pm

Re:Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
My wife loves her ULA Ohm.

In GEAR » Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
February 23, 10:34pm

Re: Mirage
Dan, my Mirage fits almost exactly the same as my UL down parka, except the Mirage has a little more room in the body for layers and the waistline goes down a few inches further. Sleeve length is b...

In GEAR » Video review of my new Montbell Mirage jacket.
February 19, 7:48pm

Re: Side Trips on the JMT
If you're going to do half of the JMT I'd recommend the south half. Bigger mountains, less walking through western slope forest. And there are more and better side-trip options available. A...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Side Trips on the JMT
February 18, 12:18pm

Re: Cutting straps
Yes Rafi I have a Zepton. It's the pack I use when I will be carrying >35 lbs. I have used it without the lid and it works well, though I know what you mean about the hole in the top. The ex...

In GEAR » How much weight will I shed if I start trimming the straps on my pack (Lowe Alpine Zepton 50?)
February 18, 7:37am

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

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

ULA Ohm
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