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possible "poor man's" paramo setup
that's what i wear. old school (pre VC buyout) wt epic hooded wind shirt layered over a polartec power stretch hoody (cloudveil run don’t walk) and typically a nike dri-fit shirt. i'm ...

In GEAR » Eric203 PM about Epic Windshirts
November 16, 11:41am

aerosol can cap
with notch cut as needed.

In GEAR » Tripod for inverted gas canister
November 13, 1:45pm

Re: Eric203 PM about Epic Windshirts
is there an epic wind shirt question/answer that might be helpful to the general audience?

In GEAR » Eric203 PM about Epic Windshirts
November 12, 1:34pm

for those contemplating a switch from a full eVent bivy
a full eVent bivy collects less, if any internal condensation when compared to a top only eVent bivy in many situations. others here have experienced and reported similar observations. sorry, but...

In GEAR » New Borah eVent bivy - 12.5 oz!
November 11, 7:36am

the puffy pants aren't down
they're patagonia micropuff synthetic insulation pants. and yes mortals can get by with a spare fast and light kit although most mortals are neither fast nor light.

In GEAR » Alpine Clothing List
November 05, 8:03pm

"For stop and go things like technical climbing it does work, but then yr sweating while climbing if you keep it on "
eric - you miss the point if you think this ajcket is best for the bar. when it's too cold for your wind shirt/r1 combination the AT over a thin base layer is a great next step. i used the da...

In GEAR » How to use an Arcteryx Atom LT Hoody?
October 26, 3:34pm

not so much a union suit anymore but in the coldest of weather i do sometimes wear a salopette/farmer john base layer
it's nice because you get coverage across the top/bottom gap and add a layer of core insulation without the bulk at your waist.

In GEAR » Anyone using 1 piece base layer
October 26, 3:03pm

walking the dog and bar hopping are the most common use for most of the "softwear" we enjoy in our sport. in regards to the atom lt, there are some folks that
use it as intended, in addition to bar hopping and dog walking. (not my picture - credit to dane and his cold thistle blog /

In GEAR » How to use an Arcteryx Atom LT Hoody?
October 23, 3:54pm

i cannot disagree with anything brad a said above. that being said, for a 4 or 5 oz penalty
i'd go with the antelope (which is a bag i currently own). when talking sleeping temperature and making bag recommendations, there's no one good, much less perfect answer some third party ...

In GEAR » Cold Female sleeper needs warmer bag for all seasons! WM Versalite or Antelope?
October 23, 12:36pm

i've got the wild things clone
i use (substitute) it the same way i'd use a hoody/wind shirt combination over a base layer when the hoody/wind shirt wouldn't be warm enough. i've also used it as part of a layering sy...

In GEAR » How to use an Arcteryx Atom LT Hoody?
October 23, 11:49am

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