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Packs Poncho/groundsheet
I have two full seasons with mine. I love it as a poncho. Best hood I have found and I like the adjustable side zippers and the shock cord "belt." Be warned, they run small. I am 6 feet t...

In GEAR » ZPacks groundsheet/poncho performance
March 31, 2:52pm

Sub 5 Pounds
For me 5 pounds is a nice example of what is possible, but not necessarily what is desirable. I have not been able to break 6 pounds with my SUL kit, but I refuse to give up my inflatable sleeping ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 30, 7:37pm

FF Ratings
Agree with the above. I have one FF bag and have owned another. They are very conservative in their temp ratings.

In GEAR » Feathered Friends Flicker Temp Ratings
March 24, 11:54pm

Quantum vs. Endurance
I have a sleeping bag with a Pertex Endurance shell, and some down garments made with Pertex Quantum. The fabrics look and feel different. Per Pertex: "Pertex Endurance technology incorpora...

In GEAR » Pertex quantum vs pertex endurance
March 22, 1:33am

Tents etc.
First, the money issue in general: I think UL gets a bad rap for being "expensive." Plenty of people golf, or ski, or engage any number of sports or activities that cost much more then UL...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 12, 8:13am

Go Gatewood
I love my Gatewood. Even if you opt to pair it with a inner net and the weight equals a one person shelter, you will still need to add rain gear if you go the tent route. In the end, the Gatewood/i...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape or something else?
March 11, 8:53pm

Zimmerbuilt Quickstep is great. There is even one on Gear Trade now!

In GEAR » Approx 1700ci Packs
March 09, 8:40pm

With very low snow totals thus far in the North Cascades, this might be the year to do it SOBO.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2015 PCT NOBO Limit
March 03, 8:59pm

EE vs. FF
Royo - I only tried the quilt in the FF shop, but it appears that the draw string completely closes the foot box. I don't see any issue with drafts or heat loss.

In GEAR » EE Revelation vs FF Flicker: The Great Quilt Debate Continues
March 03, 8:22pm

EE v. FF
I really like the Quantum UL Endurance shell FF uses. I have a custom Vireo with that shell and it has handles tarp wall condensation and overspray so well that no bivy is needed. I live dangerousl...

In GEAR » EE Revelation vs FF Flicker: The Great Quilt Debate Continues
March 02, 10:15pm

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