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+1 on the bottles
It all comes down to preference.... I prefer aquafina bottles in my accessible Ohm pockets. I tried using a camelback for a while, but found that I was overly concerned about puncturing the b...

In GEAR » Hate to sound like an idiot but...
August 05, 8:18am

I remember seeing a MYOG project that teamed an older model of the golite dome with a hiking pole. But I seem to recall that the newer model of the dome no longer works with that hiking pole.... ...

In GEAR » trekking pole/umbrella combo
June 10, 6:52pm

replacement ohm hipbelt
My Ohm should be arriving at ULA tomorrow for the upgrade. I really like my Ohm, but the hipbelt was the only thing that I could complain about on it. My belt was the original 3/4" webbing...

June 07, 6:22am

I have found that the easiest way to get wood at popular backcountry campsites is to hike up the trail a bit. Put some distance between you and the campsite and you will find plenty of downed wood...

In GEAR » cutting firewood
May 17, 2:39pm

thinking of sending in for the fix
I love my ohm. But I will be in line to get mine retrofitted with the revised hipbelt. Great information!

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
May 13, 1:55pm

When I ordered an Exos, I knew beforehand the correct weight from Osprey's website. I got it from REI which listed the weights incorrectly (lower). I asked REI about it and they said that Osp...

In GEAR » Osprey Exos weight insanity
April 30, 5:52am

sweaty back
I like my Ohm a lot. I have not used the Mariposa, so I cannot comment on it. What I like about the Ohm: -light weight -shoulder straps feel great to me -can easily reach water bottles in si...

In GEAR » Ohm vs Mariposa plus?
April 16, 6:40am

exos vs ohm
Last year I ordered an Exos from REI. I ended up sending it back and getting an Ohm. For me, the Exos didn't work. My hips were too wide and the shaped aluminum frame started bugging me ri...

In GEAR » Osprey EXOS or ULA OHM?
April 15, 6:42am

I noticed the same trampoline style effect with the Exos. It annoyed me a little bit as well. I ended up returning the exos for other reasons though. The shaped frame pieces rubbed my rear end...

In GEAR » Hi -- question to Exos users
March 05, 8:32am

moab mids for big feet
I just bought a pair of these and have been wearing them casually for a week. I saw the concerns about durability but I went with them anyway. The boot is fairly stiff in the midsole, which is ...

In GEAR » Light boots (Merrill Moab Mid)?
February 23, 6:35am

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