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Re: Re: smelly down.
Dale is correct. Smelly down = bad/poorly processed down. Maybe not even be spec'd correctly. Not to blame the quilt maker, but fraud is rampant in down business. Even the big retailers can get...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Quild with Torso Length XLite + Torso CCF
+1. Recommend you experiment with your current pad first. I found the ~3" dropoff put uncomfortable pressure on my lower back. No such problem with the X Wave Inertia. Even though the pad is m...

In GEAR » Quild with Torso Length XLite + Torso CCF
June 04, 11:30pm

Re: Re: trimming NeoAir
I use a Granite Gear Airbeam L size in my Kumo by just folding the bottom ~4". FWIW,I am also having great success with the Klymit Inertia X Wave wide torso so far this Summer As for tri...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trimming an Inflatable Pad
June 04, 11:09pm

Re: 2000 correction
Yes, based on my age, weight, and current body comp, my fancy scale tells me I need ~1700kcal/day to maintain body weight. But then my fancy heartrate monitor tells me that during any aerobic activ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help Pimp my MTR to Whitney Food System
June 01, 3:39pm

Re: Synapse and Leadville
Check out the Salomon Synapse and the New Balance Leadville MT1210. Both are well reviewed hiking shoes. Salomon typically runs a little wide and NB is a available in a variety of widths.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blood under Nails and Shoe Size Question
May 28, 6:48pm

Re: Nylon Pants from Duluth Trading Company
Yeah, nothing special about these. 5.6oz fabric is heavy for a Summer weight Nylon pant with no stretch, ~2x heavier than the OR Treadway that can be always be found somewhere for 50% off. Even my ...

In Gear Deals » Nylon Pants from Duluth Trading Company
May 28, 4:48am

Re: Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
In my experience, if it is cold enough to wear a fleece while "moving at a good clip" chances are any precipitation will be in the form of snow! No such thing as "warm when wet"...

In GEAR » Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
May 27, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Go to Scotland...
Stephen, thanks for your comments. I am really looking forward to this trip. Always great to get out of Tokyo during our hot rainy season. And if our London relo happens by Sept as we hope, I can&#...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 27, 9:10pm

Re: Go to Scotland...
Ed, excellent nuggets of info! Thoroughly enjoyed your trip reports as well. Both had me in stiches this morning but your title, "Rum, sodomy, and the lash" takes the prize! Definetly wil...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 27, 5:38pm

Re: Snowdonia UK
So I am leaving next Monday June 2 thru July 19 and there is a chance I may have to give up my London serviced apartment for ~1 week during Wimbledon. I am thinking Snowdonia might be a good place ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 26, 7:28pm

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