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Re: Fabric
All WM Extremelite use Pertex Quantum as the exterior fabric [as I mentioned above]. The inner liner is just nylon taffeta - that's EXACTLY what it is. Pretty much every sleeping bag on the p...

In GEAR » Fabric Western Mountaineering
September 25, 1:43am

Looks like standard nylon taffeta to me ...
The extremelite series has a pertex quantum outer and a non ripstop nylon taffeta liner [at least that's what my 1 yo Alpinlite looks like]. My Caribou [different series] uses the exact same n...

In GEAR » Fabric Western Mountaineering
September 24, 8:50pm

Advice with respect to sewing nylon
Thank you everyone, you're a wealth of information! 1] So b/c I don't have any faith in my sewing skills [yet], I've decided to use some silnet first to bond the reinforcements on f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice with respect to sewing nylon
June 28, 12:06pm

Ventilation/Breathability is more important ...
Tents feel warm largely b/c they eliminate convective heat loss [they act as a wind break]. I like ventilation in summer with mesh panels, but mesh panels aren't required in the winter time. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent Warmth Survey
June 26, 10:29am

Advice with respect to sewing nylon
Hi Everyone. I'm fairly new to sewing [a couple of months now]. So far so good. I just have a few questions regarding current projects that hopefully someone might be able to answer. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice with respect to sewing nylon
June 26, 2:05am

depends on type of trip and time of year
In winter, I'd opt for 2 litre titanium pot. The reason for this is most, if not all, of my water comes from snow and a 2 litre pot makes the process of melting snow more efficient. With plen...

In GEAR » smallest pot you would consider for one person?
June 23, 11:26pm

Re: Re: fit
The WM Alpinlite is far bigger than the FF Lark so it's definitely not tight by comparison. The 32F WM Summerlite, on the other hand, is definitely a squeeze. I think I'd break-out into a...

In GEAR » Down sleeping bag needed
June 14, 7:28pm

Re: Re: WM, FF, and Valandre
I agree - both FF and WM are top-of-the-line. Which is better? it probably depends on the model and materials used. My WM bags use Pertex and Microlite XP [both sweet fabrics]. The FF uses Epic....

In GEAR » Down sleeping bag needed
June 14, 2:43pm

WM, FF, and Valandre
WM, FF, and Valandre - That's the big three in the uber high quality sleeping bag arena. I own 2 WM bags [Caribou 35F, and Alpinlite 20F] and one FF bag [Ibis 0F]. IMHO - I find the WM bags...

In GEAR » Down sleeping bag needed
June 13, 9:04pm

Thanks Tim ...
I'll have to take another look. The "baffles" were the first thing I noticed. It's an amazing bag as one would expect from WM - beautifully made and ridiculously light. I have ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering - Caribou MF
May 22, 6:23pm

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