I needed to slim down the weight of my guy lines for my Bear Paw Cub Den 1.5 (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=47924) and my bear bag.
I also purchased some mini cord locks and 1/16th in shock cord for my JRB Sierra Stealth Quilt (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=49393&skip_to_post=420481)
- The yellow 1.25mm Spectra line is tiny....It'll be fine for guy lines on my shelter, but even if it were strong enough for a ridge line on a tarp (I think it is), I would not use it to tie a taut line hitch or something that needs to be retied ever time I setup shelter. It's not reflective, but extremely bright. I think I'll have no trouble avoiding it at night when going back to my shelter. BPL sells some 1mm spectra, but that may just been too small for me to work with and it's more expensive. I went with the Zpacks stuff to save on shipping if anything.
- The orange 1.4mm Dyneema line is a little bigger.....it's very slick to the touch and not quite as bright as the yellow, but I do have some worry about it damaging trees, I'll have to test. I'm not worried about it getting stuck though.
- The 1/16th in shock cord is the smallest shock cord I've ever held. I hope to use it to cinch up the back of my JRB Sierra Stealth quilt. It stretches a good amount. It just might be ok, if not I'll go to the 1/8th in.
- The cord locks are the smallest I've ever seen. Much props to Zpacks for listing the weight of every little thing. Pisses me off at other retailers. I'll use them to replace line locks on my JRB quilt after I replace some of the line around the neck on the quilt.
Weights to come tonight when I get home!