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Re: Searching for HMG discount code
When I go to HMG's website and click on a pack, a pop-up appears and says I can get a coupon for 10% off if I sign up for their newsletter. Expires 8/31

In Gear Deals » Searching for HMG discount code
August 16, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800
Talk to Ben at Goose Feet Gear.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800
August 13, 2:36pm

Re: Re: Re Re Why Compromise
My HMG 4400 SW is from early 2013. It carries pretty well, but I'd say 35-40 lbs is the most I'd want to use it all day for, maybe 45 lbs if just a few miles. I have not tried a 2014 model ...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 4:45pm

Re: Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
If the frame + hipbelt + harness weighs 23 oz, I could see this being a fun platform for a MYOG pack, i.e. you could try sewing up various packbags that all attach to the same basic frame. I don...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 11, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
Thanks, I did not know there would be gates on the road to the TH's. Looking at the map, I was thinking of taking trail 257 to Pecos Baldy Lake. Then go along Trailriders Wall to the Truchas...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
August 11, 6:54pm

Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
I've been wanting to hike in the Pecos Wilderness for a few years now. But every year it seems something comes up (forest fire, new job, injury, etc). So I think this fall I will finally hi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness in the Fall
August 11, 4:26pm

Re: Competition
"What I see is that they are creating a pack to compete with HMG'S Porter and the Paradox Unaweep. A relatively lightweight pack that can take heavier loads while withstanding multiple use...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
August 11, 8:24am

Re: Re: Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
My point was that there is no reason to roll a silnylon tarp - doing so is a waste of time IMO. The material is so slippery, I can just quickly stuff it into a sack and it still packs down small. M...

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 08, 8:04am

Re: One more Pro/Con
One additional difference: Cuben tarps are bulkier than silnylon If you take the time to diligently fold cuben, it may come out a similar size. But silnylon is so slippery, it is easy to stuf...

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 07, 5:00pm

Re: Frame Weight
So just under 2 lbs for the frame + hipbelt + shoulder harness?

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 07, 10:12am

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