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Testing
Samuel, I don't know where to start. I agree that testing the function of something in a lab (or a locker room) is not the only way to learn about it. Testing under more realistic conditions is...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 22, 3:07pm

Source for strong polyester grosgrain
Nylon grosgrain is sensitive to UV and it absorbs water. Does anyone know of a source for strong polyester grosgrain? Maybe a kite supplies company? The polyester grosgrain I've seen in fabric ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Source for strong polyester grosgrain
August 22, 1:19pm

Merino
My complaint about merino shirts is that they are HOT. I have a 150 weight merino tee and I can only wear it in temperatures below 65F. I would estimate that it is equivalent in warmth to at least ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 21, 6:51pm

Aroma
I will report my impressions of the odor once I have a chance to wear it for a 2+ night trip. I'm not especially good at stinking up shirts, though. Maybe I have a low body odor variant of the ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 21, 2:07pm

Thrift
Yes, thrift stores are great for items like tee shirts if you're not looking for anything specific. Thrift stores and other kinds of secondhand/surplus places are also great for MYOG gear ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 20, 11:54pm

Price
Yes, $36 is high for a tee shirt. I felt conflicted about the purchase for several weeks due to the cost. But it is, at most, $10-$12 more than other ultralight synthetic tees. Ultralight tees ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 20, 10:42pm

World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
I recently ordered and received a size medium Rohan Ultra Silver Tee in black from Foothills: (http://www.foothills.uk.com/rohan-mens-short-sleeved-ultra-silver-t-baselayer-277-p.asp) This te...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 20, 9:12pm

Tests
You hung your food 20 feet up, later found it intact, and so decided that Opsaks are odorproof. If I did your test, (hanging food-filled Opsaks 20 feet up for a week and later finding them int...

In GEAR » My scumbag opsack is now putting out an odor! :-P
August 19, 12:34am

Shift
Michael, I bought two Westcomb Shifts recently, a medium and a large. I've now worn mine (the medium) on four weekend trips, and saw sustained rain on two of those and intermittent rain on anot...

In GEAR » eVent vs. Neoshell Jacket (Specter LT vs. Westcomb Shift LT. ?)
August 18, 11:04am

Dye
I agree with Ken's advice, although I've never found RIT to be reliable. Browns often come out red and the black dye often produces a dyed article that is purple or bluish. If you're wi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dyeing backpack with RIT
August 17, 7:51pm

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