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Re: Re: Re: Hear ye, Hear ye, any interest in an east coast BPL G.G.G?
He is on here occasionally, frequents Whiteblaze more often I think. Hikes around the Citico/Slickrock area. Ryan

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hear ye, Hear ye, any interest in an east coast BPL G.G.G?
February 06, 11:05am

Re: Re: It's official
Does anyone know what kind/weight of fabric these packs use? Regarding the packs, I'm not the intended market so of course my opinion of them isn't glowing yet. 15 oz for a pack with no...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 05, 11:20am

Re: MontBell and Norrona
"9.72 cfm for the MontBell fabric seems rather unlikely." Not really. That's a pretty poor number which matches most people's reports. Ryan

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 05, 11:01am

Re: Montbell Tachyon - not actually tested
Richard wrote in a different thread: "I have not tested a Montbell Tachyon but, I have tested the SAME APPARENT Montbell 7 denier ballistic rip stop used in their EX Light. It tested 9.72 CFM....

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 04, 5:10pm

Re: RD Windshell
"From ample personal experience, the RD Windshell is highly breathable. It's nothing like the pseudo-plastic bag windshirts (ie. Montbell). Unless you're looking for a super DWR windsh...

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 04, 11:07am

Re: Grayson Highlands in January
Ben, That shows how much I pay attention. We stopped and ate lunch at Thomas Knob shelter. :) We went the opposite direction on our trip. 1st night at Wise Shelter, 2nd night at Saunders Shelte...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grayson Highlands in January
February 03, 7:18pm

Re: Reply
Jeremy, Right. I don't bring a fleece until I expect around 25-30F temps. In theory, I could go slightly lighter by replacing the fleece+puffy combo with a warmer down jacket. However, I lik...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Updated SUL Clothing 40F
February 01, 2:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Updated SUL Clothing 40F
Everyone is different, but my 40F set up looks like this: While hiking: Wool T-shirt, 2oz Luke's UL hooded wind shirt, MHW Mesa hiking pants. At camp: Wool T-shirt, 7-8oz Montbell UL Down j...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Updated SUL Clothing 40F
February 01, 8:03am

Re: Re: Integrated groundsheet with tent, What material do you recommend?
Todd is right. I think all Tarptents use 30d silnylon and those seem to last just fine. If you wanted to step up the durability use some 70d nylon, maybe with a PU coating instead of sil but you c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Integrated groundsheet with tent, What material do you recommend?
February 01, 7:05am

Re: Grayson Highlands in January
Great area for all seasons! Barley's is nice too, been there several times (I work in downtown Knoxvegas). Which shelter is that with the penthouse? I don't remember seeing that one when...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grayson Highlands in January
January 29, 6:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm