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Fleece vs. long underwear sleeping baselayer
I typically bring a pair of long underwear bottoms for 3-season hiking. They provide needed warmth for sleeping when layered under nylon hiking pants and as something to sleep in if my hiking pants...

In GEAR » Fleece vs. long underwear sleeping baselayer
December 05, 11:32am

Stoic Wraith Windshirt 2.5oz - 27.99
Backcountry.com has the Stoic Wraith wind jacket 60% off. In yellow, L or XL.

In Gear Deals » Stoic Wraith Windshirt 2.5oz - 27.99
February 22, 2:13pm

Sleeves?
I bought the M6252 pattern and tried my hand using some cheap nylon last week. This is my first time sewing and the sleeves were very difficult for me. The sleeve piece seemed too wide where it con...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon anorak - seam finishing?
July 14, 3:11pm

Second base layer.
"tell her she looks fat in her pants"... probably very effective, but potentially dangerous when trekking poles are present! Too funny! Thanks for all the help guys! Based on what you ...

In Gear Lists » PCT clothes help
June 03, 11:05am

Hike faster
So that's what I would usually say but I'm hiking with my girlfriend. However, it is likely that she would be able to speed up enough for me to stay warm. Let's assume I can hike fast/...

In Gear Lists » PCT clothes help
June 02, 6:42pm

Wind shirt, second layer
Ok so let's assume I get the 20 bag because my other is worn out. Maybe the best option be to get a Montbell UL Down Inner and a ~3oz wind shirt. Would I still need a second thin LS top? What ...

In Gear Lists » PCT clothes help
June 02, 5:49pm

Cold SoCal
Thanks for the warning! I guess not taking the MLD Speedmid shelter is out of the question then. The Montbell Thermwrap is a synthetic version of a light down jacket.

In Gear Lists » PCT clothes help
June 02, 4:00pm

Re: PCT clothes help
Nick: I use a torso length ridgerest and a small piece of closed cell foam for my hip bone (I'm a side sleeper) and then I use my pack (ULA Conduit with rain gear stuffed inside) for leg insul...

In Gear Lists » PCT clothes help
June 02, 3:12pm

PCT clothes help
Planning a PCT thru for 2012 NOBO early May-Sept. Wondering if this gear will be warm enough. Also should I adjust my clothes throughout the trip or just keep pretty much the same stuff for the dur...

In Gear Lists » PCT clothes help
June 02, 2:34pm

Rain on CT
We left around the same time last year on the CT and took 30 days. It rained only a handful of times and it was brief when it did. However, I knew people who started in August backwards and it rain...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail raingear
May 20, 12:53pm

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