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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

new balance
I thought that the midsole was very stiff on these shoes from new balance. [url]http://www.newbalance.com/performance/outdoor/products/MO1320/[/url] I really liked the specs of the shoe, but ...

In GEAR » Light shoes with stiff shank?
February 18, 8:13am

big feet
I have 3 problems: Problem 1 - My toes tend to curl in on themselves which leads to blisters between my toes. Solution 1 - Injinji toe socks have really helped with this problem, so have wider ...

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 19, 9:44am

valid concern
not that I really know anything about ti manufacture, but given the amount of lead showing up in children's toys last year, I would at least consider this worthy of investigation.

In GEAR » Firelite Titanium
January 14, 9:18pm

NB is all I have found
I wear 14 4E shoes. New Balance/Dunham is all I wear for dress shoes, casual shoes and hiking boots. That said, the latest offerings from New Balance (1201 and 1500) both seem to be getting goo...

In GEAR » EEEE boots -- suggestions?
January 11, 11:50am

There are some interesting solar/crank lights out there, but so far I have not jumped into the market. The lightcap is one that I have been intrigued by. At 9.7 oz for the water bottle / lanter...

In GEAR » light without pollution?
December 22, 11:56am

forum software
I just recently went through a forum software search for my racing website http://openpaddock.net I ended up deciding to use Simple Machines Forum (SMF). Works good and it is easy to administer...

In GEAR » Ultralight living
December 11, 8:03am

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