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footbox materials
Here is the best photo I have of the footbox: its not perfect, but I think it'll give you the idea. Ron - I agree regarding using high quality materials: after so much time and energy is pla...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 TopBag Finished
January 15, 10:05am

thanks guys
Javan - I hear you about the zipper, but it if winds up being a problem in practice I'll likely sew in some zipper backing I have on hand from thru-hiker. I thought about omnitape, but went wi...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 TopBag Finished
January 15, 8:10am

2010 favs
My list: 1) MYOG 22 oz momentum 90 topbag with 12 oz of down....love it. 2) ULA CDT: light, functional, affordable and produced by a great company. 3) MYOG solo cuben beaked tarp and sil/mome...

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
January 14, 9:37pm

answers
Thanks for the comments, guys. Willy - I haven't noticed the zipper underneath me at all: #3 zippers are really quite thin, and from previous experience avoiding it isn't a problem. Z...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 TopBag Finished
January 14, 9:03pm

zip
Willy - The zip is for versatility temperature-wise and getting in and out of the bag easier. I think it added something like just over a quarter of an ounce. Totally worth it for me. Matt

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 TopBag Finished
January 14, 8:17pm

M50 TopBag Finished
This afternoon I finally finished my M50 top bag, and I don't think I could be much happier with it. Final weight is 15.1 ounces with a comfortable (not uber-narrow) fit and long enough for my...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 TopBag Finished
January 14, 8:05pm

excellent work
Christopher - It seems like you are a pretty quick study when it comes to this MYOG stuff - I've worked my way through dozens of projects and still don't expect my work to come out look...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using up whats left...
January 12, 8:36pm

Montbell sleeping pad and columbia zip-offs still available
One last bump for the montbell sleeping pad (13 oz) and zip-offs. The last of what has been sold so far was shipped out this morning. matt

In Gear Swap » Cuben Tarp, MSR Hubba Hubba, Montbell Peak Shell and sleeping pad
January 10, 9:38pm

woops: m50, not M90
Sorry Aaron - I actually meant M50, not M90....perhaps our projects have different dimensions accounting for the weight differences. still, 12 ounces of down in a bag/quilt for that weight is incr...

In GEAR » Momentum 50
January 10, 6:02am

working on my M50 sleeping bag too
I purchased an M50 quilt kit from thru-hiker as well (though i'm making a top bag w/single layer bottom). I'm optimistic about M50 as well - it doesn't feel fragile but man, is this st...

In GEAR » Momentum 50
January 09, 9:43pm

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