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Re: Re: Silnylon Floor
There are places in the Northeast where due to regulations the only legal camping spots are heavily impacted (meaning pooling water in a heavy rain) or on boggy saturated ground - particularly duri...

In GEAR » Is there such thing as a decent, two-walled tent for two people under 3lbs?
May 14, 1:42pm

Re: alternative to PCT in winter
The AT is also doable in winter, if that's something that might be of interest to you.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT in Winter
May 14, 12:27pm

Re: Re: cuben packs
FWIW I've owned both a ULA Conduit and a Z-Pack Blast and my experience is that the Blast is more durable.

In GEAR » Searching for an UL pack
May 14, 8:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: How ultralighters see the world
Triple use: you can also use them for a MYOG sling shots!

In Philosophy & Technique » How ultralighters see the world
May 13, 1:38pm

Re: Re: How ultralighters see the world
A ti mug, that's crazy. I carry my drinking water in a condom cut down to size.

In Philosophy & Technique » How ultralighters see the world
May 13, 9:55am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Inov-8 sizing
FYI - I went ahead and called the phone number Ken provided above and spoke to someone named Gina. She told me the 295s run about 1/2 size small (which is true to my experience) but the 315's r...

In Other Activities » Inov-8 sizing
May 13, 9:03am

Re: cuben fiber quilts
I've got one from Tim Marshal that's close to his and Steven Evans original collabrative design with the breathable stripe for lofting. Mine uses 0.33 cuben, momentum for the lofting str...

In GEAR » cuben fiber quilts
May 13, 7:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Inov-8 sizing
Anybody here have experience with Roclite 295s and 315s? The 295s in 9.5 fit great so I figured the 315s would use the same sizing but I just bought a pair of 315s and they seem to fit much tigh...

In Other Activities » Inov-8 sizing
May 12, 8:09am

Re: Patagonia for less than cost at www.diamondbacktactical.com
David, you get 10 minutes in time out for insubordination sir!

In Gear Deals » Patagonia for less than cost at www.diamondbacktactical.com
May 07, 1:19pm

Re: Re: eh
It looks like her post actually conforms to the rules for this forum - provided the deals are actually "less than cost." It would be way more fishy if she was reviewing a product her c...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia for less than cost at www.diamondbacktactical.com
May 07, 1:02pm

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am