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Lost in the shuffle
They may have just forgotten. I put a call in late Friday with a question about an order I made that same day. The call was never returned, but the order was shipped Monday. I was hoping to get ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where is everyone at Gossamer Gear?
April 07, 6:44pm

Something similar?
Anything similar to Driducks worth trying? Being on the short end of the spectrum (5'5", 150 lbs) I can't really order two sizes down to get a good fit.

In GEAR » I don't understand DriDucks
April 07, 6:35pm

trip plans
This will be my first trip over 50 miles. It will be my first long trip as a lightweight backpacker. I've handled 12 mile days with a 50+ pound pack before (though I was dead tired by the end...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Favorite JMT spots
April 07, 3:04pm

great suggestions
Thanks for all the great spots - keep them coming. Also, what is a good way to plan the trip based on pace? I would like to take around 2.5 weeks to complete the trail.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Favorite JMT spots
April 07, 12:22pm

Favorite JMT spots
I'm in the process of planning a JMT trip and was wondering if any of you have favorite spots along the trail, particularly for spending the night. I'm reading trail reports and all that, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Favorite JMT spots
April 06, 8:43pm

A large tarp it is
Well, I ended up going for the GG SpinnTwinn. I think I'll be happy with it. I'll post a short report once I have a chance to use it. Thanks for all the advice.

In GEAR » tarp info
April 05, 2:16pm

pillow project
I have an old down pillow I use at home that has lost some of its loft. I was thinking of attempting to convert it into a backpacking pillow. This will be my fist MYOG project, so I could use some ...

In Make Your Own Gear » pillow project
April 02, 7:45pm

wrong forum...
wrong forum.

In Multiple Use Gear » pillow project
April 02, 7:36pm

MLD superlight - full net hood?
I'm about to pull the trigger on a MLD superlight bivy and I need some opinions on the full net hood. If you have the full net hood, are you glad you got it? I'm pretty much sold on it bu...

In GEAR » MLD superlight - full net hood?
April 02, 12:39pm

So a larger tarp
Nick, now you have me thinking about a larger tarp. I've been doing a little research on the GG Spinntwinn and MLD Grace Duo. Do you have any experience with either of these tarps? They look...

In GEAR » tarp info
April 02, 12:58am

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Vasque Breeze GTX
I bought theses shoes for a day hike of Mt. Whitney. They performed very well. Good traction on wet rock and scree. I also used them for a 5 day backpacking trip of Whitney through the back country...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 20, 12:20pm