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Re: How many ponchos to make a quilt top?
Justin, please excuse my skepticism, but I'd love to see a micrograph of that fabric... I have a high-power microscope, but no objective camera, so I don't have a good way to take a magnifi...

In Make Your Own Gear » How many ponchos to make a quilt top?
January 08, 9:28am

Re: Re: How many ponchos to make a quilt top?
Justin, I've read several of your posts suggesting that you can create your own EPIC-like coating by applying silicone adhesive to fabrics. I don't think that's correct. If you paint on...

In Make Your Own Gear » How many ponchos to make a quilt top?
January 07, 11:54pm

Re: Bamboo+carbon composite
Sadly the bamboo + carbon fiber won't work. The carbon will be much stiffer than the bamboo, and will break before the bamboo takes any significant portion of the load.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 07, 11:08pm

Re: Also
Some good advice already... That clothing is pretty close to what I wear in the winter, not in June or September, so I can't imagine that you're cold during the day on the move. I've...

In Gear Lists » Fix my clothing system please
January 07, 11:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Katabatic Gear New Years Sale.
I completely agree Ryan. I got lots of great use out of my Ultralite. Saving 8 oz with the quilt is probably the biggest functional difference between the two. Both are great products.

In Gear Deals » Katabatic Gear New Years Sale.
January 07, 10:41pm

Re: Probably physically impossible anyhow
Hi Roger, Care to explain your reasoning why you think an ultra-thin layer couldn't be effective in blocking water vapor adsorption? We routinely coat parts at work with layers of Teflon tha...

In GEAR » Could high FP-down benefit from an anti-humidity treatment ?
January 07, 8:22pm

Re: Katabatic Gear New Years Sale.
Ryan, I've had three WM sleeping bags (an Ultralite, a Summerlite and a Versalite), as well as two Katabatic quilts (an Alsek and an overstuffed Sawatch.) The build quality from both manufac...

In Gear Deals » Katabatic Gear New Years Sale.
January 07, 8:14pm

Re: Katabatic Gear New Years Sale.
Western Mountaineering stuff rarely goes on sale either, and not for much. If anything, Katabatic stuff is higher quality than WM at a comparable price. Don't mind Oscar the BPL Grouch.

In Gear Deals » Katabatic Gear New Years Sale.
January 07, 5:07pm

Re: shell glove with a full leather palm?
How about a leather work glove coated in SnoSeal? Lots of people use them for skiing. Cheap.

In GEAR » shell glove with a full leather palm?
January 06, 9:20pm

Re: WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
I use my spoon handle, or my Swiss Army Classic.

In Multiple Use Gear » WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
January 06, 9:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm