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Re: Re: Huh?
Sorry, the packs (Zero?) and other pouches/sacks/kilt I saw just didn't appeal to me in terms of features/functionality, design aesthetics and craftsmanship. They look exactly like what they pr...

In GEAR » ZPacks™ Pointy Hat
March 06, 4:47pm

Re: Re: ZPacks™ Pointy Hat
I finally got to see a collection Zpacks products at a retail shop here in Tokyo. Hard to believe folks pay serious money for this stuff. Takes "less is more" to a whole new level! Not im...

In GEAR » ZPacks™ Pointy Hat
March 06, 2:59am

Re: Press-Bot Revived
I saw this GSI Java Press Mug at our local gear shop a few days ago. Very will made with tight O-ring seal and micro fine screen filter. Kinda heavy though for a single purpose item at ~300g. Not k...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
March 05, 4:17pm

Re: Guam?
I learned to scuba in Guam 1993. Couldn't get off that island fast enough. Doubt if has changed for the better too. No joy in venturing beyond the resort beachfront hotel strip.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guam?
March 04, 3:29pm

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Curious not one mention of the Caffin inverted canister stove. Judging from the total lack of field reviews and pics, I suspected most of the early adopters were just eager beaver gearheads that se...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 03, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Re: The crappiness of pit zips
Pit zips do seem to be a demand peculiarity of rain shells sold in the US market. Almost non-existent on rain shell sold in Japan, unless you include ski/snowboard shells. Take the Montbell Versal...

In GEAR » The crappiness of pit zips
March 01, 5:07pm

Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
Spring hiking is coming and these are still available for some lucky man or woman.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
February 28, 10:32pm

Re: 20% off $75 or more at Sierra Trading Post until 11:59pm MST, Feb. 28
FWIW, this additional 20% off is pretty much the STP standard discount available everyday. The largest discounts I have ever seen is either Additional 45% + 99cent shipping and a 70%-80% TOTAL ...

In Gear Deals » 20% off $75 or more at Sierra Trading Post until 11:59pm MST, Feb. 28
February 28, 7:37pm

Re: OD Box closing
Adam, it seems OD Box Honten will be closed and merged into the Art Sports Honten bld on the opposite side of JR Okachimachi Stn. by the time you arrive. http://odhonten.exblog.jp/

In GEAR » Gear shops in Japan
February 28, 6:19pm

Re: Re: base layer
The new Cap4 EW High Efficiency has such useful temp range (up to 50F I find) that it makes no sense to wear anything else when you compare the weights of less warm layers like 150wt merino or cap1...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » base layers
February 28, 5:22pm

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