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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by racer, Apr 18, 2015.
Tell me about that flexlite air chair
I can't comment on that one but the Chair Zero is a game changer.
How were the bugs?
Not bad at all. I think they start to die off late Aug/early Sept
I know if I were you I’d be definitely looking to get some of these pics printed and framed. I have used the below for several outdoors photos I have taken and love every single one. Have gone with the simple black frame every time.
I've been there in late September and the Deer Flies, biting flies, and mosquitos were awful. Got pics where you can see them swarming around our heads. Also have a white shirt that still has blood stains on it from the bastards.
What’s up jabroni’s, long time backpacker / camper here. Haven’t spent a ton of time in the thread but am going to moving forward. Trying to get the new GF introduced slowly, she’s not the type but says she’s willing.
We’re doing a two week drive through Arches, Salt Lake, Tetons, Yellowstone in my FJ Cruiser. Think I’m going to buy a rooftop tent, GF will be more comfortable with it and I can reuse at music festivals and what not.
Anyone use a rooftop tent before? Recommendations? Also - any thoughts on bringing a woman camping? What am i getting myself in to BamaNug
Start smaller with a few short day hikes to get her used to the idea of being outside before all that.
She’s gone on day hikes.
We’re committed, Ive got buddies in Salt Lake and Jackson Hole who are going to host us and break up the drive / sleeping in tents. I foresee us getting an Airbnb / Hotel for a night or two to break it up as well.
I just want to invest in the tent because I know I’ll use it at other places
I bought some new Hokas today. They are the ugliest shoes I've ever put on my feet, but I bought into the hype. They're crazy light and comfortable.
Really liking the Speedgoat 4. Challenger looks a little wider in the toe box, which would be my only minor complaint.
Yeah, I went in wanting the speedgoat. They didn't have any. The challenger is a little wider in the toe box, which is why I went with it. I have narrow feet, but they're v-shaped with the toes being the widest part. I also tried on the Stinson, which was just too much padding. It felt like those 1990's moon shoes.
Edit: I don't know if I tried on the Speedgoat 3 or 4.
They’re pretty fantastic.
Have that pack too, it’s great. I’d venture to guess your about at its limit for weight at 51lbs
You obviously haven't worn Altras.
Haven’t gotten out for much this summer since it’s been so fucking hot in Arizona but got my wife out to the GC before everything closed down due to covid.
Took her canyoneering too
And spent a little time up near Silverton, CO with my gal Fern.
Ha! I actually have. I've just never had any that were black on black.
Went to Prodeal the new Olympus’ and Altra’s already sold out :(
Awesome pack, but at 60L, 7-8 days and that weight is certainly the max I could go. Prolly could have squeezed a bit more, but not much.
It’s my UL pack so I haven’t really ever gone over 30 in it. I’ve got an old Arc’teryx Bora that’s from prolly 2006 that is fucking bulletproof that I used for guiding that I roll with still for most stuff. It’s absurdly comfortable. I got the wife one for herself too. I’m 100% an Arc’teryx backpack fanboi. Their casual and hiking pants suck ass tho
Best shells in the game too
I’ve got a team poors rei shell and puffy and they do their job no complaints.
Arc'teryx down and rain is North Face Venture 2. Upgrading to a Zpacks Vertice any day now since backpacking season is upon us. Arc'teryx down is my love.
Canyoneering is so awesome. Wish I could do more of it.
I wore these bad boys with grey ankle socks, some grey shorts, and a light blue t-shirt for a walk around the neighborhood today. My wife told me I looked like Beavis.
She loved it
REI makes a couple really nice shells.
Expertvoice can be frustrating, eh?
Going for an overnight hike this weekend. Merrill boots and Osprey pack
I saw that, the new design looks good and hopefully they make more available.
Mostly because I don't like the idea of paying retail to try them in case there's product issues
How does the Olympus cushioning compare to Hoka? Lone Peak was ass for cushioning.
Olympus is a maximalist show similar to a Hoka, 33mm stack height.
Fo sho. Worth it. It's like being constantly hugged by a gang of St Bernard puppies. Even in the wind and rain. Looked at their UL rain jacket but just can't spend that much. Can get the Zpack for about half.
Next Labor Day -- 100 mile circle around Mt Rainier, 25,000+ ft of gain. 9 days/8 nights
I have a yearly tradition of applying for a permit for that one.
Do you actually get a permit for that specific hike? I would thing you'd have to reserve the 8/9 campsites/regions you stay at along the way. I haven't looked into it, though.
I did just spend 5 minutes -- it's pretty infuriating that there is not a uniform reservation system for the National Parks. Each NP in Washington has a different process/website/portal. Yosemite was completely different as well.
You can do a walk up but you do need a some sort of reservation/permit for the agenda you want for the hike. To be fair the last time I looked this up was two years ago.
When I did the JMT in 2016 you still had to fax in your permit applications. It's an adventure...
4 person MSR and a new h2o purifier arriving in the mail this week.
All we need now is a pack for LadyPokes so we can hit up the best overnights here. Thinking of a Deuter, Kelty, or Marmot (suck it Randy Dangus, jk enjoyed the pack smack talk).
Anyone ever use those pony express satchels for dog food/water? I have one buddy who swears by them but he’s got a big meat hook of a lab and I dunno if my dainty ladies can handle the weight.
A buddy of mine had a Brittany who carried a mountain hardware saddlebag with her own food, water, bowl, and bed.
I think my pointer could probably deal w it ok but my collie rolls like an Arkham Asylum patient. Also just generally concerned w the extra weight on their backs.
We take one of those collapsible rubber bowls when we hike w them; it’s a clip-on that weighs nothing. A bed seems kinda extreme, is that for cold-weather hunting?
No, this was backpacking. It was an inflatable mini sleeping pad made for that purpose. I bet it weighed 6-8 ounces.
All bags these days are decent, it's mostly about which is most comfortable for any particular body shape.
What altras are everyone buying?
Ones that fit your foot. They’re all different, go try some on.
I really liked the fit of Lone Peak, but the lack of cushioning wasn’t for me.
Thank you for that. Very helpful.
I mean, it’s essential. I could tell you what I wear but there’s no guarantee that it will fit. Not sure how else to explain it. Sorry if I came off sounding like a dick.