Feb 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm #1269624
My Cuben Fiber Drybags and Titanium Ti-Eye tent stakes are back in stock, plus I have added quite a bit of other products as well.
LawsonFeb 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm #1700538
@cadyakLocale: southwest georgia
Website is looking good.Feb 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm #1700548
Thanks. Its been a learning process but I am starting to pick it up. Now if I could just figure out the whole SEO thing.Feb 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm #1700568
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
SEO – link to your site from hereFeb 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm #1700627
When would those be available?Feb 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm #1700689
@matthewbrownLocale: Blue Ridge Mtns
I have been using Lawson's bags on multiple trips since Thanksgiving and can say they are "bomber kit." His bags have helped me drop an entire pound of my base weight. Good stuff.Feb 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm #1700700
I would like to experiment with one of those cuben bags as a pillow. If the seams are air tight and the top can be rolled tightly it may be able to hold air all night.
Has anyone tried this? If so what size did you use? I carry a Montbell pillow now but this could save me a few ounces.Feb 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm #1700717
Lawson- were you going to be offering stake bags? "regular" size will work :)
MikeFeb 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm #1700751
i've had the same thoughts about the pillow. let me know what you decide to do!
thanksFeb 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm #1700779
Just pulled the trigger on a 12×20. Pillow or not, I can use it for my down quilt when the weather looks bad. I will try it as a pillow in the comfort of my bedroom and then report back here.Feb 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm #1700820
@forbesbLocale: Bay Area
I've been using 2 of Lawson's drybags for my Palisade Quilt and Daybreak Jacket for my last 2 trips. They've both functioned perfectly including when my pack took an unexpected slide down an embankment into a creek.
Also, Lawson is a pleasure to do business with… I'd highly recommend him to anyone debating.Feb 24, 2011 at 5:38 am #1700925
@paintplongoLocale: Hopefully on the Trail
You'll want to put a T-Shirt over it otherwise you might sweat a ton. Also, if they hold water out, they better hold air out…Feb 24, 2011 at 8:54 am #1700993
The drybags were not designed to work as a pillow. They will hold air for a while but they are by no means 100% airtight..Its part the material and part the rolltop type closure. A guy emailed me and asked this exact question a few weeks back. His concern was if they are not airtight then how are they watertight??? This has to do with the size of a water molecule vs. an air molecule. I am not sure exactly but a water molecule is something like 10,000 times bigger then an air molecule. This is the reason eVent and Gore Tex works..
LawsonFeb 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm #1701212
@vesteroidLocale: Eastern Sierras
I picked up 3 sets of his package deal on these bags and love them.
I have no idea if they will hold air all night but I do know you have to be particular about how you roll your quilt in one to get all the air out as you compress it, or you will have a big balloon.Feb 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm #1701276
@niccedLocale: Hong Kong
Hi Lawson, when will the Packliner available? I want to order it with other itemsFeb 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm #1701280
Actually, they work great as pillows! You just have to have something in them… ;-) But I really like the feel of cuben against the skin. It's actually kinda soft. Whenever I wear my cuben undershorts I feel like I'm eating a York Peppermint Pattie. Oooh, oooh…….Feb 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm #1701283
@pittsburghLocale: Bay Area
I've got a set of Lawsons dry bags, actually just made a video review of them that I'll be posting on YouTube.
Love the bags. Looking forward to the bag liner as well.Feb 25, 2011 at 8:52 am #1701454
@ghgeigerLocale: Appalachian Trail
I just received the 7" Titanium Stakes. These are my first titanium stakes and they are shockingly light. They look great and will suit my needs perfectly.
The tip is conical–pointed like a pencil. I like this much better than the standard angle cut.
The average weight of each stake 7.04 grams.
The width of each stake measures exactly one eighth of an inch on my caliper (.125" or 3.18mm). A little wider than stated, but I view this as a bonus.
The length is measured at 7" from the tip to the top of the eyelet.
The eyelet was smaller than expected, I'm measuring it at .43" ID, perpendicular to the length of the stake. I can't think of any way that this is a bad thing, the eyelets are just smaller than I expected.
Lawson, thanks for making such a great product for such a good price!Feb 25, 2011 at 10:38 am #1701493
I ordered Lawson's last two 8" stakes, and some of the 7" stakes.
I don't need many when using a method similar to the one Stephen described in his "Another method to secure a shelter," post (see Tents for tent platform (N.E.) camping).
So far I always manage to dig up some kind of rocks, but sometimes it's not easy to find sticks. These stakes are light enough to carry a few without adding a lot of extra weight. The eyelet design is a big plus, too.
I also ordered the package deal for the drybags. Dug, will you post a link to your video when it's available?
edited to embed linkMar 14, 2011 at 10:07 am #1708729
I have some more drybags in stock. I have changed the sizes and prices around a bit but the construction is still the same. I have quite a bit of 8×16's and 12×24's ready to ship and I am finishing up more 6×12's and 10×20's today and tomorrow and they should be updated on my site when they are ready to go. I am working on keeping these in stock at all times but I will probably run out of stock one more time before this happens so those of you who have been waiting on them to come in stock please get them while you can.
Also I wanted to note order tracking on my website is now 99% completed but I still have one tiny link issue to sort out. In the mean time you can track your order by logging into your account, viewing your order and then copying and pasting the tracking number onto USPS.com website.
LawsonMar 14, 2011 at 10:12 am #1708731
Do you have any 18×36 packliners in the works? I'm looking for two of them. I don't really need them right away, but is there a way I can be put on backorder? Thanks!Mar 14, 2011 at 10:56 am #1708745
I should have the packliners available by Wed-Thurs. I don't like to sell "backordered" gear so it would be best if you purchased them when they are ready to ship. I just put your name on 2 of them so I will post something on here and send you a PM once they are built and ready to ship..
LawsonMar 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm #1708774
Beautiful! Thanks Lawson!Mar 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm #1708953
@vesteroidLocale: Eastern Sierras
Do you know when you will have the bear bags back in stock?Mar 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm #1708957
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