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Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
I read on Will Rietvelds blog today that GG will phase out their proprietary 140D Dyneema Gridlock pack fabric in favor of Robic with their upcoming pack updates. http://southwestultralight.blog...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 8:21pm

Re: Re: My experience
IMO, the trail runner/waterproof sock/heavy wool sock system sounds smart at face value for non-technical Winter activity BUT you still need to use a dedicated trail runner that is sized larger tha...

In GEAR » Winter Camping questions: Long sleeping bags, wet gear, overboots and light weight trail runners
August 03, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Japan trip - very short report
Hi Stephen, was wondering how you got on!? Too bad about the rain but at least you had 1 day of glorious views on the peak though surprised you let yourself be persuaded into tackling the Hotaka...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
August 03, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Exped 60
Coincidentally, I got to try on this 45l pack in a shop here a few days ago. First, impressions was that it was really BIG for its capacity but very comfortable. Strange a person above said it was ...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
August 02, 5:53pm

Re: Re: New bottles by Hydrapak
Hmm, not sure if this is an improvement on their already awesome Soft Flasks. Unless one values stackable nesting? Just seems like more faff and weight.

In GEAR » New bottles by Hydrapak
July 29, 7:35pm

Re: Campsaver 20% off - HMG and more

In Gear Deals » Campsaver 20% off - HMG and more
July 26, 4:24pm

Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
Price reduction. If this is your size, you won't find a better/lighter mid.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
July 25, 6:34pm

Re: Re: What do you do with your hiking poles?
Stash them Ninja style. You slide them down between your back and pack, handles first between the shoulder straps and coming out under the left/right arm.

In Photography » What do you do with your hiking poles?
July 25, 5:11am

Re: Lightweight boots
The La Sportiva Hyper Mid GTX is another very good LW boot though perhaps at a higher price point than you want. Five Ten just updated their infamous Guide Tennie with a Mid option too. New sol...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
July 24, 4:44pm

Re: houdini NOT!
If you want to lighten up, my advise is to get the MB Versalite jacket/pants ~11oz set and to leave the windshirt at home. With its long 300mm pitzips the Versalite jacket is functionally similar t...

In GEAR » Lightening up: dooReplace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
July 24, 3:02pm

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