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Re: Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
Didn't trust the old ones, and though I have a couple of the new ones(I may or may not have let a Sawyer filter freeze..twice), they haven't been used. Been using the same Evernew 1.5L wit...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
August 28, 11:16pm

Re: Re: MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
Jeff: "If it's cold enough to need a hood, that jacket won't be warm enough." I kind of thought the same, which eased the temptation, since I have basically the same thing with...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 28, 9:23am

Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
Depends. I probably could get by fine with just a Vnox Classic most of the time, but always carry a Spyderco Delica. Was wishing for the saw on the Vnox Hiker, that I usually consider dead weight, ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 8:35am

Re: Re: Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
I also use a cutoff water bottle. The filter stores inside it in a little stuff sack when not in use. One of those little screened fuel filters makes pouring into my Evernew bag hassle free, and pr...

In GEAR » Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
August 28, 8:20am

Re: Re: Montbell sizing
From what I gather reading recent reviews, MontBell has relaxed their sizing a bit in the last year or so. I'm 5'7", 192lb, 46" chest, and a new Alpine Light Down Parka in size ...

In GEAR » Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
August 27, 3:27pm

Re: That 40-20F sliver?
Everybody's different, but maybe you're overthinking. I run warm, and wear the exact same clothes while active at either temp(Marmot Scree pants, OR Ferrosi hoody, Capilene 1 top, boxer b...

In GEAR » That 40-20F sliver?
August 26, 11:48pm

Re: Re: Gear for freezing rain
Winter here in the Southeast is wet and humid with temps often hovering around freezing. The hiking here is practically all under tree cover, so in cooler temps hiking in even heavy rain is manage...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 26, 11:49am

MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
Just a heads up for any who might be interested. Saw this while ordering a heavier down jacket from their outlet, and was tempted, but I already have an OR Filament(which this resembles a hooded, y...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 25, 1:55pm

Re: FA
Well, they have to go where the money is. My concern, as a longtime EB customer, is that their clothing quality is hit and miss these days, and from what I've seen, that applies to the FA line...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 24, 10:36pm

Re: Backpack portfolios
-Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon for work stuff. -Osprey Manta 25 for dayhiking. -Osprey Raptor 14 for mountain biking -Osprey Exos 38 for my frequent, but short, backpacking trips. ^^occasionally eve...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 24, 10:18am

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