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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I backpack and packraft, and sometimes teach both. I bicycle and ride a motorcycle. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I do Yoga. I have wilderness medical and whitewater rescue training. I can be a bit of a gear junky, although I seem to read more and buy less these days.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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Re: Weight?
29.6 oz on my scale. Probably safe to say 30 oz though. As best I can tell nothing has been cut down or removed so there's some opportunity for weight savings through mods.

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
April 28, 6:22am

FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
Found an old DVD copy of "Lighten Up" I'll throw in the box with this.

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
April 27, 3:10pm

FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
I believe this is a 2012 version. It has the split-style belt. Black in color, women's large in size (same torso length as a men's medium). It's been used on a couple of trips by my wif...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
April 27, 3:02pm

Re: Hmmm
I'm going off memory so don't hold me to this but... IIRC I connected the bungee at the middle to one side of the quilt with a girth hitch. I then pushed both ends of the bungee through ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Enlightened Equipment Revelation Review
April 26, 7:19am

Specs
Please note that this was tested over the winter of 2011/2012 and submitted in the Spring of 2012 so the specs may and probably have changed.

In Editor's Roundtable » Enlightened Equipment Revelation Review
April 24, 10:16am

Re: Great Ideas
FWIW - if the pack is fit and worn correctly, the hip belt should be worn around your hips and not your waist, so waist size is irrelevant.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Used 50-60L Pack!!!
April 18, 12:34pm

Re: WTB: 30-40F bag/quilt
Thanks for the offers everyone sent, but it looks like I can get something new for around the cost of what's available used so I'll be going that route.

In Gear Swap » WTB: 30-40F bag/quilt
April 06, 6:49am

Re: WM bag
Still looking. Jack - it was actually a woman. Not sure if that's better or worse.

In Gear Swap » WTB: 30-40F bag/quilt
April 04, 5:45pm

WTB: 30-40F bag/quilt
Last summer an old roommate made off with my wife's WM Caribou, so I need to get her another summer bag/quilt. Something in the 30-40F range, regular size, max 24 oz.

In Gear Swap » WTB: 30-40F bag/quilt
April 03, 9:18am

Re: Dry bags
Those orange ones that came with the Arctic packs were the Pacific Outdoor Pneumo (LTW version I believe). I don't think they're made anymore though.

In Editor's Roundtable » Spring Raftpacking (and Packrafting)
March 28, 7:05am

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