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Re: Pole Material for Zpacks Hexadome Prototype
I believe that is the weight of the carbon fiber poles.

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexadome prototype
March 21, 4:00pm

Zpacks Hexadome prototype
I can't resist posting this, I just googled zpacks dome tent and I got a link this page. I guess it is still a work in progress since I don't see any links to it anywhere on his live site. ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexadome prototype
March 21, 2:38pm

Great Report!
Thanks for sharing Nick.

In Post-Trip Reports » McHale Bump goes to a Secret Place
March 06, 7:57am

Montbell Tachyon back in stock
Montbell has updated their site with some updated/new products. The tachyon is available in updated colors and they raised the price a bit. The versalite pants also look really good also but unfort...

In GEAR » Montbell Tachyon back in stock
March 05, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Alternatives
Nick, Yeah, I agree the hexamid is crazy expensive per ounce but it was cheaper than tarp/bivy combo he mentioned in his post. Additionally it provides more coverage than a traditional flat tarp....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp, bivy, ground cloth vs. UL tent weight/cost analysis
March 01, 5:06pm

Alternatives
If you want to tarp you could also look at something like a zpacks hexamid with the beak which is only 4.2 ounces and costs $245. It has enough coverage that you really don't need a bivy. As fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp, bivy, ground cloth vs. UL tent weight/cost analysis
March 01, 3:13pm

Cocona
Chad, I have no personal experience with cocona fabric but here are some testimonials http://coconainc.com/blog/ I'm not sure whether or not to believe the hype but worst case you can return ...

In GEAR » Looking for a summer shirt
February 26, 5:53am

Re: Looking for a Summer Shirt
The First Ascent Solarfoil Hoodie looked pretty nice and lightweight. Made with cocona fabric. 30% off right now.

In GEAR » Looking for a summer shirt
February 25, 3:10pm

Re: BC200
Lawson, I picked one up for $100 with 50% off coupon. I think it is a great jacket and I think it compares favorably to eVent. I was pretty convinced it was eVent but Chris Wallace said otherwise....

In Gear Deals » Eddie Bauer/First Ascent 30% OFF Coupon Code
February 25, 9:10am

Zpacks Slick Cord
I have used this stuff for a while now and I really like it. I have yet to see any tree damage but I am pretty careful.

In GEAR » bearbag line
February 08, 11:44am

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