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Brian Lewis
(brianle) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
solar hat on 11/03/2007 12:45:31 MDT Print View

I want a wide-brimmed hat whose brim is covered with flexible, durable, and effective solar collecting material of some sort, to trickle power to a battery or directly to whatever power-hungry device(s) I might carry on a trip.

Greyson Howard

Locale: Sierra Nevada
What if... on 11/05/2007 22:24:13 MST Print View

While one company obviously can't just make a copy of another company's design, what if Mountain Laurel Designs, using 2 layer event and 1.35 silnylon, made an ID Unishelter?
How much less do you suppose it would weigh?

Mr E J Meechan
(edsfp) - F
If Only Someone Made A... on 11/23/2007 05:11:03 MST Print View

If only someone made a...

Cuben Fiber vapor barrier suit. I'd like one with a hooded jacket, but no zip, something like the absolute minimalist design of the BrawnyGear Rain Suit. And Cuben Fiber vapor barrier mitts and socks as well.

And as a bivy sack doesn't need to be breathable if you're using it in conjunction with vapor barrier clothing, I'd like one made completely of Cuben Fiber too. It would weigh less than a breathable bivy sack, and would also be completely windproof, thereby reducing heat loss by convection.