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I've used fireblades and liked them a lot. They have very little cushion, are more durable than most trail runners, and have relatively low rise. I bought inov8 315s to replace the fireblades...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Fireblade
March 23, 9:19pm

more cheap merino
Kenyon merino baselayers from are good deals. I have some tops and bottoms and it's even softer than a couple icebreaker items if have. $35 for long or short sleeve tops and bo...

In Gear Deals » EB FA Ultra 195 Merino Base layers 30% off- midweight 1/4 zip for $48.30
March 07, 10:10am

filter bags
looks like there are some on ebay for $3-4 and only a couple bucks shipping. search for 1 micron filter bag.

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 6:54pm

good info Ken and Roleigh. How is the flow rate through those diesel filters? Looking around a bit it looks like a paper coffee filter is between 15 and 30 microns for reference so 1 micron would...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 12:48pm

metal screens for turbid water?
are the metal screens you guys are using fine enough to prefilter silty/turbid water for use with a steripen? For convenience sake or if you're just trying to get out floaties the fine mesh se...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 8:43am

polycro groundsheet emergency poncho
i just cut a slot with some tape on both ends to reinforce it so it doesn't tear further. i have an inflatable pad and haven't had any problems. i suppose water could come through the bot...

In GEAR » Help me pick a rain jacket
March 01, 8:40pm

Help me pick a rain jacket
Just to throw another idea out there...I've gone to just taking a windshirt (MYOG M90, which has pretty good DWR) and cut a slit in my polycro groundsheet to use as a poncho in the event of hea...

In GEAR » Help me pick a rain jacket
March 01, 5:51pm

Help me pick a rain jacket
I have a Montbell Rain Trekker which is pretty awesome. Their Breeze-Dry fabric is very breathable plus the jacket has nice large pit zips. My size medium is 12 oz and the jacket is very durable....

In GEAR » Help me pick a rain jacket
March 01, 5:16pm

cork vs. EVA?
anybody know if the real cork is significantly lighter/heavier than EVA grips?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG trekking poles
March 01, 4:04pm

MYOG Trekking Pole Grips
Does anyone know if EVA or cork grips would be lighter? Looks like Mud Hole has both. Also, has anyone tried sanding/molding cork ones to fit your hand better?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG trekking poles
March 01, 1:57pm

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