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Re: New Arc'teryx Beta LT hooded vs Patagonia R1 hooded.
In the pnw i consider the R1/T3 to be too warm for continous activities for 3 season Even in the winter here its too warm IMO for anything but stop and go situations (belayed climbing), especial...

In GEAR » New Arc'teryx Beta LT hooded vs Patagonia R1 hooded.
August 21, 12:13am

Belay jacket
If you are fairly still for long periods of time, you will have similar requirements to climbers who "belay" Basically the insulation you need when active is minimal compared to that w...

In GEAR » What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
August 21, 12:07am

Trick
If tou are bring a synth ir fleece jacket ... A trick is to put it over the down bag in areas that are prone to condensation such as the footbox It helps the internal moisture migrate to the ...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:56pm

mec nike dead bird
Mec T1/2 ... fairly cheap, durable, synthetic, and lifetime warranty nike dri-fit ... for summer high exertion dead bird phase ... get em on 50-70% off sales, which are everywhere these days ...

In GEAR » What is your favorite base layer?
August 13, 2:13pm

Re: Re: Re: "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
The original poster didn't state anything about comfort. Well if you are carrying 50+ lbs uncomfortably for any long period of time I hope that yr a young straping man with a good back ...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 1:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Damp
It will still dry out Theres really 2 (maybe 3) phases in the rain - moving ... In this case you want to wear as little as possible under yr shell ... A thin synthetic will absorb minimal moi...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 1:23pm

Re: "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
Dont sacrifice 0.5-1 lb for the sake of being able to carry those loads more comfortably A better place to ask would be hunting pack/ mountaineering packs Theres a few lighter one for those l...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Damp
Thin synthetic base layers will dry out enough to get much less damp with body heat and a hawt nalgene With merino the fabric will cling to you when soaked and never dry out without the sun A...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 12:54pm

Damp
In sustained rain youll get damp no matter what Even if you dont get water through yr sleeves and hood With enough heavy rain yr dwr can wet out and the jacket stop breathing ... Youll get da...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 10:22am

Humidity?
Any condensation or humidity? 650 fill is known to be more resiliant than 800+ fill in real world humidity environments ;)

In GEAR » Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
August 12, 9:55am

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm