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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Titanium JetBoil Sol -- CAUTION
That video you posted on your site seems to be caused by a poor weld/soldering job and has little to do with the issue of exploding canisters. The air temp was 10degrees (I'm assuming F, not C?...

In GEAR » Titanium JetBoil Sol -- CAUTION
February 28, 6:47pm

Re: Re: M50
Tim, is ripstop really that useful at these weights? I rarely have torn any garment, but if I do tear it it's usually due to high forces/speeds and I'll blow through any ripstop regardle...

In Make Your Own Gear » New M50?
February 28, 8:49am

Re: Innov8 Talon 212
According to runningwarehouse.com (I too don't have much opportunity to try inov-8 shoes in person) the f-lite 230 fits big and they suggest sizing down a 1/2 size, but the talon 212 fits norma...

In GEAR » Innov8 Talon 212
February 28, 8:43am

Re: EB 17L 9 oz backpack ... 15$
You forgot the best part...awesome patterns and colors!

In GEAR » EB 17L 8 oz backpack ... 15$
February 27, 11:03am

Re: Pertex Shield +
One fabric weights 90gsm and the other is 54gsm. Also the Rab uses a stretch version which probably lowers the rating. One jacket weighs twice the amount as the other. Furthermore, do you have acce...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pertex Shield +
February 27, 11:00am

Re: Re: Sewn thru
Why not just a standard sewn thru design? I'm assuming this is for above freezing weather? If you need baffles, then any method to make them is going to be a pain because you'll have to do ...

In Make Your Own Gear » One piece quilt design?
February 27, 10:42am

Re: WOW!
I can't comment on the Houdini, but the Wraith has pretty decent breathability. In +70F weather I barely sweat all weekend with it on. In direct sun though with a L/S I had to take it off. It d...

In Gear Deals » Stoic Wraith Windshirt 2.5oz - 27.99
February 27, 9:49am

Re: blackrock
I'm with a few others. There are plenty of ways for me lighten my load a bit...but really I want to get outside much more. Which I guess really means I need to finish school ;) That said I a...

In GEAR » So What's Tempting You? C'mon, Spit It Out!
February 23, 9:08pm

Re: cuben bonding and clamping
Sewing will actually weaken your bonded seam. It introduces stress points where tears will propagate. This is why many cottage makers have bonded only ridgelines. The hems don't see as much ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben bonding
February 23, 8:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-(((
Art, A BPL Staff member has already commented that your posts are inappropriate for this thread. I would love to argue hunting ethics, but please create another thread in Chaff to do so (you cou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
February 23, 7:19pm

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