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Re: Lazy Luddites
In all fairness to heavy backpackers, perhaps they just don't care. Obviously people here are passionate about lightweight gear, but some others quite simply could care less. I don't sp...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
August 05, 10:47pm

Re: New JMT Speed Record
I'm looking forward to the write up of their adventure. These JMT FKT attempts always seem to push people to their absolute limits mentally. I find it very intriguing and inspiring. I alwa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 05, 10:25pm

Re: re: "Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?"
"Who told you that you can't bend or shape Ti. It's just a metal alloy, nothing really special. Its just as shapeable as any other metal, more so when its thin like normal with Ti prod...

In GEAR » Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?
August 05, 6:01pm

Re: re: ti frame
"It seems we are stuck with straight carbon rods for that frame struts, but why couldn't they bend the ti rods to approximate the human back? " I don't think Ti is happy being ...

In GEAR » Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?
August 04, 5:41pm

Re: The Classic
"Sounds like a New Balance MT-10" Interesting observation Max. My MT10's exhibited none of those characteristics you listed other than the low drop. In fact mine were quite the op...

In GEAR » Oh no... Another shoe question!
July 31, 4:31pm

Re: Good news...
Nick, It must be made from cheddar cheese, right?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » When Rain Gear Wets Out ??
July 30, 2:31pm

Re: Wetting Out
Mark, It seems like you don't really understand what you're trying to lecture us on. When a jacket wets out it is no longer able to pass water vapor from inside, through the membrane...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » When Rain Gear Wets Out ??
July 30, 1:48pm

Re: Best ultralight shoes with solomon lacing?
As far as I know, their lightest shoes are the Salomon S-Lab Sense, followed by the Sense Ultra. Either would work fine for backpacking. There's a newer lighter version hitting the stores right...

In GEAR » Best ultralight shoes with solomon lacing?
July 30, 6:30am

Re: Re: When Rain Gear Wets Out ??
Mark, I think your physics are wrong. The DWR doesn't change the waterproofness (and my English is clearly wrong) of the membrane.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » When Rain Gear Wets Out ??
July 29, 8:33pm

Re: F-Lite
Yes I really like them for hiking. They're very light and flexible and the rubber is the stickiest I've come across. The less aggressive tread pattern and high flexibility of the sole give...

In GEAR » "Normal" looking minimalist trail runner
July 29, 3:12pm

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