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Re: Robic fabric
Yes, ULA/SMD also use Robic 210D too. But Hyosung also makes a "light" 100D weight. Since the Mariposa pack weight barely increased despite the "upgraded" features, I'd spec...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 11:51pm

Re: Favorite high Sierra shirt?
Jen, my wife really enjoys her Patagonia Sunshade Hoody in our high alpine. http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/womens-sunshade-hoody?p=52660-0

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 04, 9:02pm

Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
I read on Will Rietvelds blog today that GG will phase out their proprietary 140D Dyneema Gridlock pack fabric in favor of Robic with their upcoming pack updates. http://southwestultralight.blog...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 8:21pm

Re: Re: My experience
IMO, the trail runner/waterproof sock/heavy wool sock system sounds smart at face value for non-technical Winter activity BUT you still need to use a dedicated trail runner that is sized larger tha...

In GEAR » Winter Camping questions: Long sleeping bags, wet gear, overboots and light weight trail runners
August 03, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Japan trip - very short report
Hi Stephen, was wondering how you got on!? Too bad about the rain but at least you had 1 day of glorious views on the peak though surprised you let yourself be persuaded into tackling the Hotaka...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
August 03, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Exped 60
Coincidentally, I got to try on this 45l pack in a shop here a few days ago. First, impressions was that it was really BIG for its capacity but very comfortable. Strange a person above said it was ...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
August 02, 5:53pm

Re: Re: New bottles by Hydrapak
Hmm, not sure if this is an improvement on their already awesome Soft Flasks. Unless one values stackable nesting? Just seems like more faff and weight.

In GEAR » New bottles by Hydrapak
July 29, 7:35pm

Re: Campsaver 20% off - HMG and more
nm

In Gear Deals » Campsaver 20% off - HMG and more
July 26, 4:24pm

Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
Price reduction. If this is your size, you won't find a better/lighter mid.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
July 25, 6:34pm

Re: Re: What do you do with your hiking poles?
Stash them Ninja style. You slide them down between your back and pack, handles first between the shoulder straps and coming out under the left/right arm.

In Photography » What do you do with your hiking poles?
July 25, 5:11am

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