Borah Gear

August 6, 2014

The Borah Gear Cuben Bivy is a lightweight bivy sack that’s available in several lengths/width combinations. Mine is a long-wide with Cuben Fiber (bottom) and M90 (top) with a full mesh face panel and side zipper. This is custom material combo, as Argon is what Borah Gear normally uses for the top of their Cuben Bivy’s. I’ve owned this bivy…

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May 16, 2014

Borah Gear is a name that just a couple of years ago was unknown even amongst those of us who scour the reaches of the interwebs for interesting and lightweight gear. Since then Borah has built up a good rep in the ultralight hiking community. John West, the proprietor of Borah Gear, has propelled the company forward on that success…

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February 14, 2014

Man oh man, this winter has been a strange one! Well it depends on your locale of course, but here in California we had some nice early snow, then nothing… not a drop for months. We did see some unusually cold temperatures which sort of made us cringe and not want to go outside. In other parts of the US,…

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