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Re: Shaving weight

Postby rlown » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:31 pm

oldranger wrote:Any Ideas? Thanks for any feedback.

Mike


I see a Llama in your future. that will reduce your pack weight significantly. :eek:



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Re: Shaving weight

Postby oldranger » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:56 am

Russ

No!

1. In my experience llamas are about as stubborn and intractable as I am--not a good mix.

2. I once observed a llama spit what seem to be a quart of spit into the face of an innocent passerby.
I'm not so innocent so I'd be in for worse!

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Re: Shaving weight

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:20 pm

oldranger wrote:
So I have a question for everyone. It seems to me that the plastizote is likely to collect a lot of dirt if used as a groundsheet. I'm thinking that I ought to roll it out inside the tent to protect the pad and not worry too much about the bottom of the tent. Until I started using downmats I never put a groundsheet under my tents. If placed inside the tent the plastizote stays cleaner and would eliminate the problem of the downmat or any other sleeping pad sliding around in the tent.
Mike

Any Ideas? Thanks for any feedback.

Mike

Mike,
Yes, if you put the plastizone inside the tent, it won't collect dirt. But the bottom of your tent will ? I guess it's pick your poison. Personally, I would put the plastizone under the tent.
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Re: Shaving weight

Postby oldranger » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:34 pm

Tom, Yes the bottom of the tent will get dirty but the surface is harder/smoother so it can be wiped off from time to time but I would think that dirt could be imbedded in the plastizote and much more difficult to brush off.

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Re: Shaving weight

Postby quentinc » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:26 pm

Every time I see the title of this thread, I keep wondering why anyone would bring shaving gear along on backpack trips. :)
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Re: Shaving weight

Postby maverick » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:32 pm

So OR, did you get your new Warmlite? If yes, have your first impressions been?
I need to get a new mat myself, some thing comfy this time.
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Re: Shaving weight

Postby oldranger » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:58 pm

maverick

Still waiting

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Re: Shaving weight

Postby oldranger » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:16 pm

Received new Warmlite downmat.

First impression: sure is orange!

It is coffin shaped and widest point, inflated, is 25 inches and it tapers to about 17 inches at the foot.
Must be made out of spinnaker cloth as it is somewhat crinkly. The bag it comes in is too large for a stuff sack in order to provide sufficient volume to pump it up. It took a while to use the sack to inflate the pad but I'll get better. My main concern is if it will be stable enough for me.

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Re: Shaving weight

Postby rlown » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:06 pm

It takes me 29 full breaths to fill my large neo. And the top is blazing Limon (think fluorescent yellow) :)

Take a pic of the thing and post it. The bag inflation mechanism alone should be worth a look. not sure about the "coffin" shape." what are you prepping for?

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Re: Shaving weight

Postby Flux » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:39 pm

Just saw thermarest has a new new version of the neoair. 70D, weighs about 5 oz more on the regular size, but takes the R-Value from 2.5 to 4.9.

http://cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-rest/ ... on/product

Not exactly shaving weight, but that certainly is a nice product for those colder nights high up.
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Re: Shaving weight

Postby rlown » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:55 pm

Flux,

are you buying one?
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Re: Shaving weight

Postby Flux » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:48 am

Not sure just yet. I definitely want one of these nice inflatables and promised myself I would keep getting lighter this year (both in the pack and around the waist)

I'd be replacing my prolite plus which is 1lb 8 oz and so I could still save 5 oz and have a thicker, warmer mattress. I bet they go fast on the first production run and I would like to see one first.

My goal was to get below 10lbs on my pack/tent/pad/bag. right now it's closer to 14, but my pack is 6.5 lbs by itself. I just want a lighter setup for those extended weekend trips.
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