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A lot of shelters
It seems at 4.4 lbs there are a lot of choices. Our Backcountry Shelter 1 with our 3 side DWR nest is less than that and I've been in 60 MPH winds with it. The Lil Bug Out Tent with a 3 piece v...

In GEAR » A LIST: "Most windstorm worthy, double wall, 2 person, trekking pole shelters under 2kg"
July 12, 12:03pm

Garmin Rhino
THat wintered at 13000 feet and still worked

In GEAR » What interesting gear have you found on the trail?
July 12, 11:51am

You are welcome, the BCS and LBO do well in wind, but have some flatter sides which does matter a bit. They feature the same materials and construction.

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 8:13am

I should note, that I only recommend using a trekking pole in the Lil Bug Out. At the taller heights of the BCS and 4 Man you could link two high quality trekking poles and get decent performance b...

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 7:58am

A 6 man in the basic version can be less than 5 lbs all inclusive. A 4 man basic is closer to 4 lbs The Backcountry shelter which is a mid tipi hybrid is 3 - 3.5 lbs The Lil Bug shelter whi...

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 7:50am

Wind Rating
Tipi Rating would be extremely good, granted these are larger tents. I have had a 12 man( which is nearly 10 ft tall ) and had trees fall within 50 yards during a wind storm. We had a customer repo...

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 7:14am

Rock West
I think Rock West Composites has UL trekking poles

In GEAR » What happened to all the UL trekking poles?
July 10, 6:24am

Define Storm Worthy
Is storm worthy the ability to repel water, wind or snow, or is it based on construction and materials used ? There are dependencies based on each design. For instance a tent with a long ridge line...

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 6:20am

Photos Etc
Thanks for the comments, we understand a need to get better photos which should be done in the next few days. THe feedback will help us get the type of photos needed to show of the functionality th...

In GEAR » Paradox Packs
July 10, 5:03am

obscene loads
You might want to add Paradoxpacks to the obscene load group. We've been doing extensive testing and are almost ready for production. I have had up to 130 lbs in one and the pack has been a lot...

In GEAR » The 50 pound (GGear) Gorilla
June 24, 8:25am

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