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Re: Re: How low can I go?
Max, thanks for your helpful response. It suggests that I may indeed be able to get by with what I already have, which is always a plus. Daniel, you may be right; my Gulf Coast skin isn't mu...

In GEAR » How low can I go?
January 10, 7:08am

How low can I go?
I've got my eye on one of the BPL School winter trips (Montana in January!), and I'm trying to figure if I can get by with most of my current gear. I have a Western Mountaineering Versal...

In GEAR » How low can I go?
January 09, 9:32pm

Re: Vapor Trail replacement?
Let me put my two cents in for ZimmerBuilt packs. Chris will build you a pack with just about any features you want.

In GEAR » Vapor Trail replacement?
December 29, 7:51pm

Re: Re: Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
Valerie, thanks for your thoughts. The jacket isn't really for the hike. It's for times of inactivity on the upper mountain; those sitting around and waiting times that invariably come with...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
December 27, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Goosefeet Jacket in the Flesh
It's baffled, Mike.

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
December 27, 8:52am

Goosefeet Jacket in the Flesh
Based upon the recommendations here (for which I'm grateful), I ventured down the Goosefeet custom route. The price was quite competitive with the other warm down jacket options on the market, ...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
December 26, 9:01pm

Weight, etc.
Of course, I WOULD forget to include the weight. It comes in at about 27 ounces. Not the lightest pack out there, but not too shabby, particularly considering the fabric and the curved stay. In sit...

In GEAR » New Custom ZimmerBuilt Pack
December 10, 6:28pm

New Custom ZimmerBuilt Pack
Yesterday, the USPS left a goody on my doorstep--a brand spanking new pack courtesy of Chris Zimmer at ZimmerBuilt. A couple of weeks ago, I sent Chris a preliminary inquiry, letting him know that ...

In GEAR » New Custom ZimmerBuilt Pack
December 10, 3:49pm

Kahtoola, perhaps
I can't speak one way or the other about any other brand of microspikes, but I've gotten good results from the Kahtoola Microspikes. I've used them both on snow and on moderate glacier ...

In GEAR » microspike, crampon suggestions.
December 05, 7:31am

Goosefeet Gear
I'm currently having Ben at Goosefeet Gear make me up a custom down parka. You may want to drop him a line and see what he can do for you.

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 01, 1:18pm

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