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Re: any reason to use a softshell?
They have their uses. Generally when I want a low bulk layer for a very specific set on conditions I use a softshell. Rarely for hiking or snow camping, mostly for climbing where the durability and...

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 29, 10:46pm

Re: Bump any Backcountry Outlet item to 50% off
The code is 50BUMP

In Gear Deals » Bump any Backcountry Outlet item to 50% off
September 23, 6:41pm

Re: Breathability, CFM and windshirts?
I wouldn't worry about numbers too much. I have a 2009 Houdini and 2014 Squamish and I can hardly tell the difference.

In GEAR » Breathability, CFM and windshirts?
September 20, 12:35pm

Re: First Solo on JMT gear list
Is there anything you would do differently (gear wise)?

In Gear Lists » First Solo on JMT gear list
September 18, 8:51pm

Re: Exped UL7 Failure and the REI Warranty - Kudos
This seems to be very common with Exped pads. I can see why Exped reduced the warranty. I do own one, but luckily I bought it at REI when REI offered a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. I still won&...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 Failure and the REI Warranty - Kudos
September 18, 6:12pm

Re: Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
Catenary curves have little to do with rain. It has to do with the physics that shape any non-rigid object when suspended over long distances. It's just as necessary for a cuben tarp if you wan...

In GEAR » Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
September 11, 4:59pm

Re: Down jackets. Help me finally choose.
Also, what is the point of an R1 in mild temps? You should be fine with a cap 3 or cap 4 while you are moving. Then put on the puffy when you stop. I bet you can get a down jacket that is warmer an...

In GEAR » Down jackets. Help me finally choose.
September 02, 11:13pm

Re: Down jackets. Help me finally choose.
I use the Montbell UL Down year round in the Cascades. I don't find a hood to be necessary at the typically mild temps we get here. I also have an Alpine Light which I use if I am going to b...

In GEAR » Down jackets. Help me finally choose.
September 02, 11:09pm

Re: How About the Mini?
The Mini is just a smaller Squeeze. It uses the same bags. Note that the bags come in different sizes.

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
September 01, 6:10pm

Re: Got some experience now
Actually, I was saying that both the hardshell and windshirt would be ideal. Anyways, you have probably learned that by now since it has been quite stormy. FYI, I did it with just a set of Frogg To...

In GEAR » Winter Gear for WA Section of the PCT
September 01, 12:47pm

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Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
I bought this tarp the replace the blue walmart tarp I started out with. I was wary of the grommets at first, but I have had it staked out as tight as a drum and they haven't gotten loose at al...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 23, 10:38pm