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layton

RIP yellow hardman pad

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Well it finally turned the damn thing into tatters. I'd have more insulation from laying a paper towel (or two) down right now..

...so! It's time to get myself a new one.

 

I got mine at MEC a long time ago, do those bastards still not ship to the us anymore? Where can I get one in the united states?

 

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442094583&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302701645&bmUID=1266988094351

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you are shit out of luck. man up and use a ridgerest you american traitor!

 

Doesn't everyone in utah use bouldering pads?

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thanks I emailed Jim! I hoped to not have to buy anything canadian after I bought a box of fruit loops and ... it wasn't fucking fruit loops WTF!!!!

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Doesn't everyone in utah use bouldering pads?

 

I think everyone there prefers blow-up dolls.

 

Mike, sometimes you can get those things are military surplus or general outdoor stores for just a few bucks.

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Get one of the down-filled inflatable jobs. Being a hardman is overrated.

 

Wait, they make down-filled blow up dolls now? What?

 

Won't the down get compromised?

Are they 900-fill?

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My partner has one, but I doubt he'd part with it. He still uses an MSR helmet and has fleece from climbing Denali a few decades ago. It is a bit smelly and tattered, with lots of duct tape (see picture) I like the Z-rest myself.IMG_1539.JPG

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Mike, I think you might know somebody who has nefarious sources of the stuff.

 

edit: also, I'm pretty sure that MEC will send those pads to us yanks...did you actually talk to anybody and try to get it shipped to you? or did watching ice dancing with brit turn you into a canada hater?

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cool I picked up the 1/4" - it's ~1mm thicker than the MEC model so I won't be a as hard of a hardman

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I dropped by Pro Mountain Sports yesterday, and Mr. Nelson said he was sold out and not sure if he would reorder. Sorry Layton...at least Yellow Hardman gave you good service.

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cool I picked up the 1/4" - it's ~1mm thicker than the MEC model so I won't be a as hard of a hardman

 

Mike, how do you like the Gossamer pad? I ordered 2 1/8-s, got them but they look and feel just like a blue pad. Now, I never touched a yellow pad, but my understanding of Evasote is that it is quite stiff, denser than the blue and the surface is not bubbly and hence smother to touch, kinda velvety. Will you please let me know if your grey is just like the yellow?

 

Thank you in advance!

Rafael

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Rafael, I thought you were a ultra hardman who would have slept on flaked out climbing rope. Isn't that what the usual old eastern block thing way?

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it feels the same to me, maybe a little stickier surface. I already spent several nights on the snow with it and was fine with the 1/4" size

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Aha, great, thank you very much Mike!

 

Gene, funny that you'd mention it but I did sleep on ropes just once, not of my choosing by any means. And where the heck are you anyway? :)

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