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Re: Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
Funny, I think the OR Helium II works fine. Mine is a couple years old now, and I spent many rainy winter and spring days hiking and backpacking around Oregon this year and my Helium II was great. ...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: Which SteriPen Model?
I've been using the Steripen Freedom for a couple months. I haven't had any issues with it so far. The only time the metal water sensor probes didn't trip was when a friend used it for ...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 08, 7:01pm

Re: marmot essence (2014)
That Marmot Essence looks great. It's encroaching on the weight of the ZPacks rain jackets. Does it pack down small? My white ZPacks jacket seems bulky compared to my OR Helium II, so I normall...

In GEAR » Sub 8oz rain jacket reccomendation? Best?
December 08, 4:21pm

Re: Torso size
Without the pillow, the pad is about 60'' long. If the weight of the pad scales linearly and you trim it down to 36'' long, then it would weigh about 6.75 oz. I am not sure if that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
December 04, 4:54pm

FS: ZPacks 20 Degree Sleeping Bag
Edit: sold! I am selling my ZPacks 20 degree sleeping bag. I originally sold this to another member, however, it was too short for him, so I allowed a return. Sorry, but sale of the bag this ti...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks 20 Degree Sleeping Bag
December 04, 1:10pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5
I don't understand the Big Agnes Third Pitch jacket. It looks like a normal sewn-through down jacket. Except that the baffles are sewn vertically/diagonally, so they need something special to k...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5
December 04, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
The pad in its original condition weighed 13.3 oz. Without the pillow, it now weighs 11.3 oz. I did end up with a working pillow.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
December 04, 12:14pm

Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history, and machines
A bike is a machine. They're allowed on roadways and are considered vehicles by law. Vehicles should not be allowed on wilderness trails. Therefore, no bikes

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 02, 7:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Almost SUL -- Help me make the cut.
Some easy changes: Pack liner trash bag at 75g seems heavy. What about a nyloflume bag? 1 oz for packliner size. I think Lite Trail still has some Dry bag: not really necessary, could probably ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Almost SUL -- Help me make the cut.
December 01, 9:29pm

Re: Re: SilPoly on hammock forums
Well I didn't just fill it up with water :) I soak a towel, put a layer of fabric on top, then a cotton t-shirt on top of the fabric, and stand or kneel on top of the shirt. Any moisture forced...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 9:17am

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