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    Scale and Rain Gear

    Guys I am working on reducing my pack weight and I have a couple of questions for the "Hive Mind".

    1: What Scale do you use for weighing your stuff?

    2: What Rain gear do you use?

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    digital berkly fish scale 25.00 and this time of year Golite poncho. 10oz and can in a pinch be used as a lean to shealter. i used it a bunch as a lean to, to eat lunch in the rain. about 50.00.

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    I use a set of kitchen scales. It weighs between one ounce and sixteen ounces. Then for heavier stuff I use a set of fishing scales.
    As for rain wear, this time of year down south I just pack a DriDucks poncho and i don't like a hood so I use an Outdoor Research Nimbus Sombrero hat. The poncho weighs 8.5 ounces and the hat weighs 3.2 ounces.

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    I don't own it personally, but I know that the Marmot pre-cip stuff is really lightweight.

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    I picked up this one on sale at Target a few months back. It weighs to the gram and zeros out.

    As far as rain gear I'm a big fan of the REI Ultra Light Jacket. Come with a stuff sack and the hood rolls up into the collar. Plus if you're a member if you have any issues with the product you can exchange it no questions asked.

    And no I don't work for them.

    My rain pants are some cheep ProSprit wind pants I picked up at Walmart years ago. I've always planed on upgrading them but these cost me next to nothing and weigh around 11oz.
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    I use a digital scale I bought at Office Depot for about $25 of $30. Measures to the tenth of an ounce, which is fine....I guess. Goes up to 5lbs.

    I own Frogg Toggs, but hardly ever wear them. Way too hot! I'll be acquiring a Packa at Trail Days and am quite excited about it.
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    I use a digital kitchen scale that has a total weight limit of 5 pounds, plus is really hard to read when there is a big item on it. Will replace w/ something more to my liking.

    I have one of the REI ultralight rain jackets - I like it. It has pit-zips. And an old pair of redledge rain pants that I bought at campmor or someplace like that. That's what I use in the winter (rainy season in northern california's central valley)
    I use a silnylon poncho starting about now through the summer. I am planning on making a pair of silnyl rain chaps as well.

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    I got a digital postal scale off ebay. Tons of them there. It goes up to 35 lbs in .1oz increments. Nice to put the whole pack one.

    If you are going to make anything with down and measure out the down get a scale to at least the .1 oz precision. When I stuffed mine I think it came to 1 or 2 huge handfulls was .1 oz. I stuffed to that point and added a little more. There is a really easy way to do this.

    I use the 2 layer gortex golite phantom jacket. 16 oz for a XXL. Still going story after an AT thru and a lot of other uses.
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    Postal Scale.

    Not much here for -berliters and it depends on the expected temp of the rain.

    PNW Winter, Typically - Precip Jacket, Joe Eder brimmed felt hat, tall gaiters and if really rainy an umbrella and a big tarp like the HH Hex.

    PNW Summer, Typically - the Precip Jacket or a thin w/b SD jacket of unknown name, prolly tall gaiters and a slightly oversize tarp.
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    I got a 75 lb digital scale from Amazon for $21. Weighs in 0.1 ounces, pounds, grams or kgs
    Battery or 110, scale will zero out and locks in the reading for large items that block the display

    http://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-Digit.../dp/B000NP4C8S

    My rain gear is Cabelas, jacket and pants, packs into a jacket pocket.
    That reminds me, I need to weigh it.
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