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Unreasonable expectation and policy abuse
Is why REI, Costco and the rest have been forced to adjust their policies. 2-1/2 year old trail pants show wear. Complaining repetitively about not getting something for nothing from the big re...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 9:11pm

Thanks for the find
My collection of Westcomb jackets just increased by one piece.

In Gear Deals » Westcomb Crest Hoodie ~50% off at REI
August 25, 9:46pm

Never looked at this site before
And some of their deals are sweet. Thanks for mentioning it.

In Gear Deals » Arcteryx Nuclei Hoody 50% off
April 07, 10:42am

May I ask you to throw it on a scale?
I'm wondering about the actual weight of this garment. Interwebz suggest about 12oz, Westcomb says the same (341g). Is that number legitimate?

In Gear Swap » FS: Westcomb Shift LT Hoody, Mens L Black
March 29, 3:20pm

Thank you Richard!
Your empirical evidence supports the less scientific "bubbler" test that Prolitegear did - this new fabric is excellent from a weight standpoint but its breathability is not impressive. ...

In GEAR » Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
December 21, 2:34pm

Prolite gear has a simple review of NW Alpine's shell with the same material As far as I know, only Zpacks and NW Alpine are using this new 2nd-gen cuben-eVent fabric in garments. Prolite Gear r...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 11, 8:38pm

Skip the Coghlan's head net
If you've got enough bugs to require a head net, go with PetersHeadnets. He has pretty much perfected the design: light, easy to see through, useful crown, no gaps or uncovered areas. I als...

In GEAR » How do you survive the bugs?
August 19, 5:28pm

could it be as easy as - the fly is reversed?
The floor plan of the tent is is the fly, or it should be. Could it be as simple as, you've got the "wide" end of the fly over the narrow end of the tent (and vice-ve...

In GEAR » Big Sky International - Evolution 2P Tent (Why and How I Got One)
May 18, 8:18pm

Oh yeah!
I almost forgot to add my Glowing Overall Product Endorsement for Tim's quilts. At the time I ordered (a couple of months back), folks seemed to be receiving orders in 5-6 weeks...with Tim sta...

In GEAR » Kudos to Tim Marshall
May 02, 5:55pm

For a full-time, three season trail shoe, probably not the MT00
I own a pair of NB MT00's, and I like them. Quite a bit. But they are extremely light, almost an exercise in how minimal an upper can be. I don't believe they would hold up to extensive ro...

In GEAR » Lightweight, breathable, waterproof shoes
April 26, 10:04pm

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