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there's a reason you see the ubiquitous two crossed pole wedge tents like the bd light series in many mountaineering situations
pound-for-pound they are tough to beat when it comes down to footprint size, usable sq/ft, setup ease and survivability. that being said, if you are base camping for more than a day or two and you ...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 14, 9:04pm

OR Swoop Mitts
designed for high altitude helicopter crews. just don't look at the price. http://military.outdoorresearch.com/gov/multicam-swoop-mitt-shells-non-fr-old-7082.html you can find in the $20...

In GEAR » Looking for a mitt that fits this design
September 04, 12:02pm

if you use a commercial washer/dryer
you might want to run the washer once to remove any residual soap that could be harmful to the down and run the dryer before you put the bag in to see how hot it gets. you can also run your hand ov...

In GEAR » Washing - Lost Down Loft
August 30, 10:13am

wm antelope sub $500
if you are looking for a bag to take you down into the 0* to 5*f range, you can find a lightly used and with some searching even a new western mountain antelope for sub $500. right now moontrail h...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
July 30, 7:39am

Re: 40l to 60l
I switched from a 40l to a 45l, that way I could share the pad and frame sheet with my other cilogear packs. The 45l pack and up share the same size frame sheet.

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 26, 3:46pm

be careful with the jump from the cilogear 60l to 75l pack
while it's listed as only a 15l difference, the 75l is a lot more pack. i’d put it up against some of the 110l packs in the market. you’ll really need a lot of discipline to not fill that ...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 23, 10:53am

what fits in a cilogear 40l (which i don't have any more)
here's what i would pack +/- a couple of items for 4+1 days when expecting 0*F. when carrying snowshoes i would typically attach one each to the right and left sides of the pack with the cilog...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 23, 7:54am

luna pad from nunatak
i've been very happy with mine. if you google lunapad be sure to include nunatak otherwise i take no responsibility for your search results.

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 22, 4:27pm

cilogear 60l is what i've selected
for the same usage as you intend. i've tried a number of different packs and cilogear is where i ended-up. just over 4#'s all in and 2#'s stripped out. no problem attaching anything to...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 22, 4:06pm

Re: Casio Pathfinder
kristen - did you get to see 14,411 ft or thereabouts on your casio in the last couple of days? i've worn a couple of altimeter watches and for me, i need a field replaceable battery and a f...

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
June 30, 3:35am

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