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When you weigh the xlite, you are probably weighing some documentation and repair kit that is all rolled up inside it inside the stuffsak?. My xlite weighs 12.6 oz without the stuffsak. The x...

In GEAR » The holy grail of sleeping pads: NeoAir Xtherm or Exped Synmat UL?
May 19, 3:58pm

WTB medium circuit / small belt
Looking for a medium circuit / small belt. I was going to buy another one (already have one) for my son for Philmont since he outgrew his small circuit quickly. But dang , now Im afraid he ...

In Gear Swap » WTB medium circuit / small belt
May 19, 2:53pm

You can do anything. What people mean is, you will be happier and have a much more enjoyable trip if you just use a heavier pack made for those kind of weights. Most of the time we carry ligh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 3 gallons of water in a frameless pack?
May 19, 2:44pm

You need real packs. Dont even think of trying to carry 45+ lbs in a frameless pack.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 3 gallons of water in a frameless pack?
May 19, 1:08pm

Both work Depends on the method of stitching too. Any sewn seam will be taped after for waterproofing Im sure anyway. Zpacks gear is sewn. No problems. Only recently (last yr) taped after.

In Make Your Own Gear » Tape the Cuben Fiber or Sew it?
May 19, 8:47am

The forecasts are pretty good a few days out. But temps can range from 30s-60s that time Ill personally take my chances with one cold night, but I dont aspire to several in a row.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Which quilt for late May GSMNP?
May 19, 8:39am

I never consider a sleeping bag that cannot be ventillated well, ie full zip.

In GEAR » Which of these 2 summer sleeping bags?
May 18, 6:15am

nothing new
who wants a 45F bag that cannot ventillate for warmer conditons, and you have to wriggle in the face hole? Useless.

In GEAR » A 13 oz down bag. check it out
May 18, 5:58am

You will see plenty of pics of people with UL packs, especially frameless, with the pack sagging down thier back, all the weight clearly on the shoulders. This, should tell you everything you ...

In GEAR » Load lifters on the Granite Gear Crown 60 V.C. Ki and other backpacks
May 18, 5:37am

Sometimes saving that last 1lb possible, is not smart. Does a 7 lb baseweight really have much advantage over a 8 lb? Not if its less comfortable overall, and doesnt carry heavy food loads well.

In GEAR » Frameless Packs: Avoiding the tube with straps?
May 17, 9:50pm

All Reader Reviews by M B

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
very light, very warm, very comfortable. great design. A bit pricey, but worth it for the use I get out of it.

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 19, 9:27pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
Roomy, warm, true to rating , or better if shift down to top to maximize loft when sleeping on good R value pad. I sleep cold with a pretty low bodyfat percentage. After shifting most down to to...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 09, 2:50pm