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Re: Test Fabric source
Great job Gary! Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » HH Meter V2 It Works !!!!!
May 10, 12:45pm

Two things
1) If you are looking for the Argon to repel spray, M50 would be a better choice at virtually no weight penalty. Argon doesn't have a great DWR IMO. 2)Instead of Nano-see-um, you could use t...

In Make Your Own Gear » 14 oz. 2-person cuben bivy tent for under $200?
May 08, 7:58pm

Re: Never buying from REI again
Tough to tell without seeing the pants, but based on my experience nylon hiking pants have a life expectancy of more than two years. Especially seams. I've had Mtn Hardwear and TNF pants that ...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 08, 11:18am

Re: Uniqglo vs MH Ghost Whisperer – worth the price given my needs?
I've owned both. Similar warmth, slight weight difference, and huge price difference. I would do Uniqlo next time mostly because I'm a little more price conscious now days. Ryan

In GEAR » Uniqglo vs MH Ghost Whisperer – worth the price given my needs?
May 06, 7:41pm

Re: I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
I'm guessing the Ex Light is more popular due to it being cheap in comparison. I don't know if the Arcteryx is $100 more of a jacket, but it's definitely sharp on paper. P.S. - Outdo...

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 05, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: So There I Was
"...unless there is a problem I don't have a problem." Agreed. I've not experienced this issue even on the young generation super highway that is the AT. I'm sure it's...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
May 01, 11:06am

Re: YES
I've been looking at the Juki DLN-5410 and the Reliable MSK-8210M(which oddly enough looks exactly like the Highlead GC0518). I wonder which one is the clone? I've pretty much decided on go...

In Make Your Own Gear » Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
April 30, 6:59pm

Re: Not that concerned about the ounce.
HG was using 10D Argon fabric once upon a time. It does not have a great DWR so that wouldn't be my first choice between the two if its the most important feature. I'm not familiar with the...

In GEAR » 10D vs 15D Fabric in Hammock Gear Quilt?
April 30, 10:47am

Re: vid noise
Looks and sounds like the old spinnaker(poly) fabric from years ago. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Crystal 35...Cuben alternative ??????
April 26, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
Thanks for the comments everyone. The needle feed option is a little more money, but I may just give it a shot. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
April 23, 7:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
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