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F.S: Climashield 5.0 Quilt
MYOG Quilt, Momentum 50 shell,and lining, 5.0# Climashield insulation. 52"x36"x68" approx. 20oz Should fit individuals 5'8" tall and under best. Drawcord at the top and bot...

In Gear Swap » F.S: Climashield 5.0 Quilt
May 01, 7:12pm

Ha, Haaaaaaa
No probably never, but my McHale hybrid clone pack will be in the works soon. Also a 2.5 Climasheild quilt............. You would probably appreciate my HMG porter mods too, all the straps are n...

In Gear Swap » Big pack blow out sale
April 24, 11:54am

Big pack blow out sale
Hi all, Yes, these are not lightweight packs, but I've got a bunch of impulse bought big load hauler packs for sale: 1) Dana Design Terraplane, Bozeman made, Dark Green, Med. pack and Har...

In Gear Swap » Big pack blow out sale
April 24, 11:43am

4 yrds
Oops, yeah I'd need 4yrds, 2yrds per side, thanks, I did order 4yrds of the M50. Do you need to add any stitching across the middle of the quilt to help hold the insulation in place.

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished quilt for my 11 year old
April 22, 4:45pm

Very Nice
I just ordered 2yrds of Climashield 2.5 and 2yrds of Momentum 50. Going to do the same but probably make the quilt 58" wide x 72" long for myself. Might make a few to sell as well, if it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished quilt for my 11 year old
April 22, 2:19pm

No snag hook and loop ?
Hi, Looking for a supplier of no snag Velcro (hook and loop) and not having any luck. Anyone here know of a supplier of such. Looking for weather resistant sew on, 1",1.5" and 2" ...

In Make Your Own Gear » No snag hook and loop ?
April 22, 11:25am

Slowing down............
I agree with some of what Ryan says mainly slowing down on needing to purchase the latest and greatest gear. Its a never ending sickness, that is really unnecessary for the most part. I would di...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 02, 12:40pm

Thanks guys, the minicell foambymail pads are only 72" long and the prolite pads are 20" wide, I'll probably go with the Prolite pad being they're longer. I could get the foamby m...

In GEAR » Source for 1/2" thick, untextured closed-cell pads ?
December 21, 12:59pm

Source for 1/2" thick, untextured closed-cell pads ?
Looking for an online source for a 1/2" thick x 25" wide x 76" long, untextured, closed cell foam pad. All I can come up with so far is Alps Mountaineering, but their pad is listed a...

In GEAR » Source for 1/2" thick, untextured closed-cell pads ?
December 21, 11:53am

Critical Mass
If your going with a McHale, and want to hump upwards of 70 lbs, then your probably going to need the beefier Critical Mass suspension system, which will run you a few extra $$$$ Good luck.

In GEAR » Looking for a good expedition pack
December 11, 7:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Fogarty

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McHale Chasm
I bought my McHale Chasm pack to be my one and only do-all pack, and I've not been disappointed in the least. First off, the workmanship is second to none. Next and most importantly is the fit. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 14, 11:39pm

As with all of ULA's gear, their workmanship is excellent. Load transfer is good, and I could remove .9L plattys, from the side pockets, without needing to remove the pack. I would have scored th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 8:29pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
I just recently received my Zip pack, delivered as promised, within 8 weeks. First off the workmanship is probably the best I've seen, easily on par with ULA. The Green Sil-nylon is thicker th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 5:32pm