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Re: Re: Dims
Rick, no zipper on the hand warmer pockets could be about an ounce there, the snugger hood, less finishing material due to small scale sewing could all conceivably add up to the difference.

In GEAR » Custom Puffy with Hood - 8.7 oz
July 22, 10:14pm

Re: WTB: Mens insulated pants
I love me some gear trade. http://www.geartrade.com/browse/mens-down-synthetic-pants The thermawraps "new" is a steal for a synth pant. The compressor available is heavier but shoul...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Mens insulated pants
July 22, 10:28am

Re: WTB: Granite Gear Blaze, Down Jacket, Montbell Downhugger (or other sleeping bag)
I've got a women's GG Blaze in regular torso. Not sure what size or gender you're looking for. It's in very good condition (bought used with just a slight patina of desert dust and ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Granite Gear Blaze, Down Jacket, Montbell Downhugger (or other sleeping bag)
July 09, 12:07am

Re: WTB: a gear kit for my college bound daughter
Geartrade.com will be your friend (if this forum can't supply your needs) if you don't mind lightly used. Lots of puffy options here, just check the tags of one her current jackets. Go w...

In Gear Swap » WTB: a gear kit for my college bound daughter
June 20, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Discounts on Arc'teryx items?
I've rarely bought Arc for MSRP. Maybe a pair of pants for $90 but pants are expensive regardless these days. Anyway, backcountry/outlet and REI are great places. Once you have your sizing d...

In GEAR » Discounts on Arc'teryx items?
June 16, 9:13pm

Re: Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
Not worth it. Dry warm insulation as backup does very little to warm you. Remember insulation only prevents heat loss, it does not generate heat. Once hypothermic you have an even harder time wa...

In GEAR » Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
June 14, 1:38am

Re: Re: Odd wear on shoes
Ankle chafage from your stride.

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
June 14, 1:25am

Re: REI Flash 18 as UL weekend pack
Depends. If you're using an insultex/bubble wrap type sleeping pad (maybe a neo air), a small tarp, thin quilt you can probably force a day or two out of it. It's something I'm consider...

In GEAR » REI Flash 18 as UL weekend pack
June 05, 10:59pm

Re: FS: Osprey Talon 44 M/L Meteorite
Mine was stolen and it was one of the saddest days I've experienced. If I didn't replace it with an REI Flash, I would be all over this. The talon 44 is probably one of the most versatile p...

In Gear Swap » FS: Osprey Talon 44 M/L Meteorite
June 05, 10:33pm

Re: Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
How do you keep the edges stiff? Without some kind of reinforcement they will collapse leaving just a square. Since you're using CF, you can tie cord between the tips to curve the shape, like t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
June 04, 9:27am

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