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  • Oh man, I wonder whether the backpack equivalent of the 200 mpg carburetor escaped Gregory's skunk works into a tester's hands :-) I will be very interested to see whether the test group comes up with a consensus weight. --Rick --- In BackpackGearTest@^$1, "Michael Wheiler" wrote: > Coy: > > I'm sorry to report that I weighed my Z (size large) on two different scales > and got 3...
    richard.dreher@jacobs.com Dec 17, 2003
  • I'm not especially familiar with how the Mad House looks, uh, uncollapsed but generally speaking, for winter you want a tent with steep sides and little or no gently sloping roof areas that might allow snow to accumulate. You want the snow to slide off easily on its own, with maybe a little encouragement from inside. A Bibler ElDorado is a good example. By contrast, looking at the...
    redbike64 Dec 15, 2003
  • That's weird, alright. That would make the Z pack two ounces lighter than the smaller, less-accessorized G pack. Doesn't seem possible unless they've changed to lighter fabrics. As a historical note, when we tested the G pack they came in four ounces heavier than spec. The spec was eventually adjusted to match ours. My suspicion is that the spec was based on their prototypes and...
    redbike64 Dec 14, 2003
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  • They're out on the racks at the Seattle REI. I took one out of the box and played with it at length there some three weekends ago. They had plenty in stock, and I was pleasantly surprised to see them out where you could get at them, rather than behind a glass case. Anyway, it's probably simplest to think of the Miox as a tiny on-site chemical treatment plant. It would seem that the...
    redbike64 Dec 1, 2003
  • It's all good. I composed without having seen your reversal decision. Never took any of this as signs of the apocalypse :-) --Rick > > Yessir. All opinions noted. Won't happen again. Many apologies... > > Shane
    redbike64 Nov 20, 2003
  • Just my humble opinion, but I think that "Friday" ought to mean Friday. Especially when getting applications of the highest quality is the top priority. Carry on, --Rick --- In BackpackGearTest@^$1, Leesa Joiner wrote: > Or done and waiting to mail in the morning- Leesa > I do understand the importance of this test though, so I won't pout too > much. > > On Thursday, November 20...
    redbike64 Nov 20, 2003
  • Jerry, I'm way short on time right now or would google it some myself. The IRS tax status that might fit BPGT would be 501(c)(3) as, IMHO, it would qualify as an educational institution. I can think of at least two reasons it might be worth going for NP status: it would give gear companies a clear tax writeoff as a donation, rather than however they do it now (R&D expense?). AND...
    redbike64 Nov 11, 2003
  • Product Information Name: Tarptent Virga Maker: Tarptent by Henry Shires www.tarptent.com Year of manufacture: 2003 Product Type: One-person single-wall ultralight shelter Options: Sewn-in floor Tent ships with: tent body, storage sack, front and rear poles, four stakes in storage sack Stated dimensions: 96" (240 cm) long, 54" (135 cm) wide in front, 42" (105 cm) wide at the rear...
    redbike64 Oct 29, 2003
  • Hi Andrew, Sorry to hear about the failure; the back "bow" assembly hasn't really loosened much on mine either. My call from the bleachers is that this shouldn't derail your initial report because everything that has happened is part of the testing process. I'd definitely contact Henry if you haven't already; I presume he'll ask you to send it in for inspection and either repair or...
    redbike64 Oct 17, 2003
  • Is that anything like a dollop of dolor? %-O --Rick --- In BackpackGearTest@^$1, "Chief Moderator" wrote: > LOL...I meant to type "minimum" instead of "modicum"....but, maybe it is > the right word...... ;o) > Jerry > > > http://www.BackpackGearTest.org : > the most comprehensive interactive gear reviews and tests on the planet. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Chief...
    redbike64 Oct 15, 2003