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Re: Re: Don't bother...
I own the Garmin Etrex Vista Hcx and highly recommend the unit-- it has everything that I was looking for: -Mac compatible -High sensitivity receiver -Expandable memory -Accepts lithium batt...

In GEAR » Garmin Etrex Vista HCx
February 16, 12:38pm

Re: RE: WTT: Cilogear 60L Work Sack
Not a problem Ben, FWIW, the pack also has an extension collar which I would estimate would bring the pack to around 60L. It has served me well for both multi-day winter trips and one day winter...

In Gear Swap » WTT: Cilogear 60L Work Sack
February 15, 6:18pm

Re: WTT: Cilogear 60L Work Sack
I have an older model CCW Chernobyl (with tool tubes), it is a 49L pack and in the same league as your Cilogear and would do a straight across trade. It is in good condition.

In Gear Swap » WTT: Cilogear 60L Work Sack
February 11, 8:21pm

Re: Re: Has anyone used these packs...?
"Speed 30: Garbage" I respectfully disagree. I own a 2011 version of the Speed 30 pack and have used it exclusively on all of my winter & spring mountaineering trips here in Colora...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Has anyone used these packs...?
February 06, 4:26pm

Re: alpine sleep system/ boot warming
Before I upgraded to a real sleeping I used to double bag also-- I started with a +20F quilt and a +50F bag combined with capilene baselayer top, bottoms as well as down pants and jacket inside a d...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » alpine sleep system/ boot warming
February 02, 4:21pm

Re: location
That is what I thought, thanks Chris.

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoe help
January 30, 10:56am

RE: Snowshoe Help
"If you have any specific questions, fire away" Slightly OT, but I see that you live in Boulder and was just where you tested them? Any idea what the peaks are behind you?

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoe help
January 29, 4:21pm

Re: Long sleeve, short sleeve, zip neck, hoody.
Paul, under what conditions do you plan on wearing both layers? I live and climb in Colorado year round and my R1 hoody only comes out in the winter and even then I use it as my only base-laye...

In GEAR » Long sleeve, short sleeve, zip neck, hoody.
January 29, 2:51pm

Re: Jetboil Sol vs. PCS cold test
"Clearly with low pressure in the can the Sol is much quicker. Still not a winter powerhouse though" Jim, I have not read this entire thread and too be honest I probably won't, how...

In GEAR » Melting Snow with Jetboil
January 29, 12:30am

Re: owning only one pair of shoes?
You mention alpine and snow-- if you plan on wearing crampons and kicking steps then the answer is no. You will need at least two pairs. A light shoe will not have a stiff enough shank to secure...

In GEAR » owning only one pair of shoes?
January 27, 6:32pm

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