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Re: maybe not
>And what was wrong with the OR Ferrosi other than it possibly being too warm for some occasions? http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thr...

In GEAR » windshirt with a good waranty or a decent cheap one?
March 12, 9:44am

Alpha and Thermoball
I have been playing with both 80g Alpha and the Thermoball jacket. Alpha is great for situations when you want to be warm but may also sweat a lot. Excellent for stop and go and dries faster and...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 08, 5:11pm

Police headlamps
Actually, police don't use headlamps because perps tend to shoot directly towards light sources. If a flashlight is carried and used near center mass, a bullet is more likely to hit armor.

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
March 08, 8:45am

Ok
Sounds good. Please message me your paypal address and I'll arrange to get a pole jack from Ron myself.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD DuoMid Silnylon Brown $200 Shipped
March 07, 7:39am

Re: FS: MLD DuoMid Silnylon Brown $200 Shipped
Do you have all the bits that came with it? Pole jack, tube of seam sealer, guy line? Approximately when is the birthdate of this shelter? I'll buy if all the original bits are included and ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD DuoMid Silnylon Brown $200 Shipped
March 06, 11:24pm

Monoprice
Monoprice has a 2amp and a 4amp 4-port USB charger. Very light, compact and works fantastic. Monoprice, if you aren't familiar with them, is an excellent source of cables for cheap, based right...

In GEAR » Looking for multiple usb wall charger
March 03, 9:49pm

Re: new REI tents
> The QD1 looks like someone started with the old Eureka Crescent design and jettisoned a pole to save weight; thus losing most of the stability of the Eureka, not to mention the freestanding fe...

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
March 02, 12:29am

Just get a heavy puffy
Like you, I run hot when active and quickly spin down to very cold when inactive. During spring and fall I use an Arcteryx Atom SV (100g/m2) and in winter I use a Patagonia DAS Parka (180g/m2). ...

In GEAR » Warm hiker, cold camper layering question
February 27, 9:49pm

Michael Glavin
Michael, The most vocal do not necessarily represent the views of everyone. I for one, appreciate you being here because I value the insight behind the design process. As an aside, I saw the Dr...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 26, 7:21am

Hair ties
Hair ties are great. The best I've come across are the Sc√ľnci elastic hair bands and they are a decent bit more durable than regular rubber bands. They are, thankfully, available on Amazon...

In GEAR » Quality Rubber Bands
February 25, 8:24pm

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