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Re: How do you prevent pole punctures in your pack?
I've never had a problem. If you're really concerned, pack your poles on top, somewhere your stakes or poles won't have weight on top of them pushing them into fabric. What I've...

In GEAR » How do you prevent pole punctures in your pack?
August 19, 12:11pm

Re: Re: Re: pee in bottle?
I hope that's not the same buddy I got my square nalgene from... Found it abandoned in a climbing gym. Hrmmm.

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
August 16, 3:41pm

Re: Hot water in water bottles
Apologies for the necroposting, but thought I'd toss something more concrete into this thread. Nalgene Materials HDPE (non-transparent) -148 F to 248 F Tritan (replaced polycarbonate) -...

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
August 16, 8:40am

Re: Windshirts
Stoic has a bare-bones hooded windshirt called the Wraith. It's been on SAC a fair amount recently for $34. Similar design to the TNF Verto, with a similar looking translucent fabric. I thought...

In GEAR » Ultralight shells
August 08, 4:41pm

Re: Exodus-S
Lafuma has had a pack with an inflatable frame like this for a few years (2006?), the AirFrame frame on the X Light. Not all that light at 2.5-3 lbs. Always wondered why no one else had tried this ...

In GEAR » 2011 Exodus-S and Newt
August 08, 4:29pm

Marmot Essence for $75 at Gander Mountain; other Marmot and Mountain Hardwear shells 40-60% off
Must be an end of season sale... Stopped by my local Gander Mountain store last Friday, and came across a lot of good deals. Marmot Essence (~6 oz hard shell!) for $75. My local store (Duluth, MN) ...

In Gear Deals » Marmot Essence for $75 at Gander Mountain; other Marmot and Mountain Hardwear shells 40-60% off
August 08, 4:16pm

Re: bivy
I've never used a traditional bivy, but I do use a Bear Paw Pyra Net 1 bug bivy. I had mine made with a 70D silnylon floor, which allows me to skip a ground sheet. With the 70D floor it weighs ...

In GEAR » Why even use a bivy?
August 05, 2:51pm

Re: no difference really
I have to disagree. I've never used anything with a trampoline backpanel. I've experienced enough of a benefit with a mesh backpanel that it's a feature I look for in a new pack. I&...

In GEAR » Lightweight ventilated 20-24L day pack recommendation...
August 05, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Granite Gear Snow Leopard??
Yup- in Two Harbors, MN.

In GEAR » Granite Gear Snow Leopard??
August 05, 10:53am

hat
I've been wearing the Sombriolet Sun Hat and a $10 very light nylon "golf hat" from Target. Similar to other sun hats by MH, OR, etc, just a baseball-style cap in nylon/polyester with...

In GEAR » Best backpacking hat?
August 05, 10:14am

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