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Must be substantially thinner walled since its density is 91% greater than that of titanium.

In Make Your Own Gear » source for carbon fiber tubing for pole jack
July 26, 3:41pm

Cuben Gatewood Cape
Now if someone would make a gatewood cape out of cuben already! :p No freaking kidding! I continue to be amazed that no one has stepped in to fill this very obvious hole in the dam. I ask our ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Approaching 4lb barrier....need feedback on modded MLD Poncho Tarp Specifically
July 26, 3:00pm

Ti Tube Instead?
Probably more than you wanted to pay but certainly bullet proof and light (I get 44 grams at 10" length). Ti tube

In Make Your Own Gear » source for carbon fiber tubing for pole jack
July 26, 2:05am

So Far So Good
But I haven't hung any big loads from it yet. My trips tend to be short because of my and my wife's careers. I definitely think you can lighten up though Javan.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Bear Bagging and SUL
July 24, 7:59pm

1.25 oz Odor-Proof Bear Bag Kit
This is what I'm calling my SUL bear bag kit in that I haven't yet ruthlessly slashed every gram out of it at the expense of functionality. This is still easy to use and with 49' of co...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Bear Bagging and SUL
July 24, 3:38pm

Not Yet
I don't have a thru hike on it or anything like that but after about 50 miles I see no evidence of extra wear. Given how burly the CT5K.18 is I really doubt that AirCore 1 would be up to that ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Sul/xul pack
July 22, 12:36pm

I've had a Zero size small out of CT5K.18 for some time now. I elected to get two side pockets but skipped the large front pocket because of the weight penalty associated with it. So far I lo...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Sul/xul pack
July 22, 6:54am

Bradley, I offer this as a counterpoint to you go faster do more argument. Not all worn weight is augmentation of the body. The common lanyard with the knife, whistle, and light is a good exam...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » My XUL Challenge Gear List
July 21, 6:42am

Better Cuben Fabrics
A while ago I took the trouble to work out how heavy the Mylar and spectra scrim was in various weights of Cuben. Based on that data, I was able to work out what the conspicuously absent fabrics w...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Shell jacket
July 21, 5:40am

I always just cut that uselessness off.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Stitching...
July 20, 8:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Chris Lucas

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
So Santa brought me a men's small for Christmas. The fit for me is perfect. I'm 5'6" 130 pounds and typically wear a 14.5 32-33 dress shirt. I have full range of motion in this siz...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 25, 3:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Men's Size small: 114 grams Dries completely in a few hours and is very soft and comfortable. Of course, since it is synthetic it stinks to high heaven after two days of light use.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 12, 9:39am