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youth groups
Most of the scouts in my area use externals, but its because they are half the price, very sturdy, and more adjustable - which is important for parents who want a pack that will fit a 12 year old, ...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 26, 5:33pm

external frame packs
My kelty has a MUCH higher center of gravity than my Lowe internal, which causes me to work more on rocky ”stair step like” trails. I think if the pack bag was attached 12” lower it would pr...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 25, 5:56pm

I think your calculations may be based on faulty data... I seem to remember seeing clo / oz for down being in the 2-3 range depending on the fill power (550-900). So the clo for the jacket with 21...

In GEAR » Down vs synthetics in expedition clothes?
February 08, 11:25am

Pitch your tarp as a pyramid in wind blown rain. Ie: long side into the wind, stake down the rear corners, put 1 trekking pole in the center of the other long side and guy it out, then stake down t...

In GEAR » Tarp/Bivy vs Tarp/Ground sheet for rain spray protection
February 06, 6:26pm

foam pad
If I have soft forest floor duff or tall meadow grass to sleep on, then a foam pad worlds for me. On hard ground, I sleep much better on a big agnes inflatable - which weighs less than a full leng...

In GEAR » Foam pad(s) for side sleeper?
January 29, 5:50pm

ice belt
Which carries the load better, the GG belt or the ice belt?

In GEAR » Modded HMG Windrider 3400
January 24, 6:18am

pack cover
I see you use a pack cover. Did it keep everything dry, or did water get in through the straps/back panel? Where did you keep your water when using the pack cover? Thanks.

In Editor's Roundtable » Salvation in Skykomish
January 19, 6:53am

granite gear
Many of the granite gear packs have a removable hipbelt. You can order the other size from their website.

In GEAR » Osprey Exos 58 - Need help with sizing or other recommendations
January 08, 5:28pm

650 down vs synthetic
I have a Marmot sawtooth 15 degree 650 fill down bag, and a north face cats meow 20 degree polarguard delta bag. I believe my 650 down bag is 10-15 degrees warmer, and squishes down to about 1/2...

In GEAR » Is 600-650 down worth it?
January 03, 7:18pm

suunto arrow
The suunto arrow thumb compass in the 1st post has a full sized capsule / needle. It also has an extra fast settling needle. Its popular at orienteering races. The thumb compass downside is t...

In GEAR » Dependable, light base-plate compass
December 28, 5:34pm

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm