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Re: Zpacks WIndshirt
"Are these light weight options that useless?" Pretty much. Seems like most of the ~2oz rain shirts are not very breathable. The MB Tachyon may be the most breathable of the bunch, I w...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 3:38pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Great work! I can't even imagine how much time it took to put that together. Looks like it was worth it though. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 16, 3:06pm

Re: Re: ZPacks hooded wind shirt
"Not breathable enough to be a highly effective wind jacket and not water resistant to be a highly effective rain jacket." My thoughts too. Seems like it would be better to leave it at...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 15, 3:00pm

Re: neoshell vs event
Both eVent and Neoshell are in the same ball park on breathability IIRC. I think the eVEnt Luke uses is 3 layer so I think durability will be close between them. Price difference? Weight? I own...

In GEAR » Custom Rain Jacket
February 14, 3:11pm

Re: Zero + Small NeoAir + Quilt + CCF Frame?
What pack weights are you looking at? I think that will decide which pack to take. There's nothing you can do to in order to make that Zero comfortable above 20lbs IMO. I use an original NeoAir...

In GEAR » Zero + Small NeoAir + Quilt + CCF Frame?
February 14, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
"Not semantics, and where we no doubt differ, is that a dog biting is not, to me, automatically a capital offense. It would really depend on the circumstances - I don't punish an animal fo...

In On the Web » Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
February 12, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Another nod for Marmot
I've had a couple WM's and I currently own a Marmot Meteor 15. Both brands have been great with WM having a better design and quality, but the Marmot was $300.00 cheaper so I don't mind...

In GEAR » lightweight sleeping bags for tall people
February 12, 4:50pm

Re: Re: re
"She might be right, but I haven't had issues like these and I haven't seen it reported here. MANY people on here order from GG" I've seen posts on here from maybe 2 years ...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 11, 4:57pm

Re: Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
I grew up in a home that always had a dog and we always loved them dearly. However, it was always very clear that they were not actually family, but a pet, and there was a mutually beneficial relat...

In On the Web » Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
February 11, 4:40pm

Re: Re: Re: In my defense
"stop trying to win the race of designing "the lightest jacket"." Crazy talk!! : ) Ryan

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
February 11, 10:51am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm