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Re: Re: Re: big fan of my trail gloves
"Nathan, I'm not a stout minimalist–– I actually love the rock plate in my Vibram FF Spyridons for hiking. I found the KSO and Bikila lacking sufficient protection for me when hiking o...

In GEAR » "Normal" looking minimalist trail runner
July 29, 2:13pm

Re: big fan of my trail gloves
Someone above mentioned the Trail Gloves have a rock guard in them. That would seem to fly in the face of the minimalist shoe the OP is looking for. I've never used Trail Gloves though, so I...

In GEAR » "Normal" looking minimalist trail runner
July 29, 1:01pm

Re: Rain Shell for a Spring in Patagonia
Will you have an opportunity to wash the jacket from time to time? I think eVent membranes tend to lose performance faster than Gore-Tex ones when they get dirty. How about re-application of D...

In GEAR » Rain Shell for a Spring in Patagonia
July 29, 10:25am

Re: Ideal jacket fill weight for 850 and 900 down for summer backpacking.
I use a Mont-Bell Ex-Light. The MFG specs say it has 1.8oz of 900FP down for my size medium. Keep in mind that this doesn't have a hood. I had Ben at GooseFeet make me a vest with 2oz of ...

In GEAR » Ideal jacket fill weight for 850 and 900 down for summer backpacking.
July 29, 10:15am

Re: Mt10
If you're coming from FiveFingers I don't think you'll find the MT10's to be nearly as minimal. I don't find the MT10 to have very good grip either. Mine are v1, so perhaps that...

In GEAR » "Normal" looking minimalist trail runner
July 28, 4:55pm

Re: Math skills
HH is just another way of expressing pressure. 20psi is about 14,000 mm of water.

In GEAR » How much waterproofing is enough?
July 22, 5:08pm

Re: How much waterproofing is enough?
"What is enough waterproofing to prevent moisture seeping through the floor when I put a knee down on it?" Divide your weight by the surface area of your knee.

In GEAR » How much waterproofing is enough?
July 22, 4:01pm

Re: $1800
Got mine at the last REI 20% off sale

In GEAR » $1800
July 17, 9:46pm

Re: Trail Running Headlamp
Some of the heavier units with the battery compartment in the rear actually work out pretty well for trail running because they're better balanced. I would also recommend checking out some ...

In GEAR » Trail Running Headlamp
July 15, 8:31pm

Re: Going from overnighter to long distance
Think about gear organization and simplicity. You'll be setting up and breaking down camp multiple times. Keeping things simple can streamline this process. Also, keeping things well organized ...

In GEAR » Going from overnighter to long distance
July 05, 3:01pm

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