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Re: The down in an Exped down mat UL7
I used a UL7 every day in my apartment until a zipper snagged the pad and tore a quarter sized hole in it last Fall. Then my room was a similar goose explosion.

In GEAR » The down in an Exped down mat UL7
April 18, 4:02pm

Re: Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
I don't own Altras but they seem to be pretty popular, especially on the PCT. I haven't heard of the durability problems you have. Anish did the FKT in Lone Peaks, and I doubt she was getti...

In GEAR » Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
April 18, 8:13am

Suunto Core
I've been using the Suunto Core for a year and a half, hiking and running in Colorado. On a segment of the CDT last summer I was massively impressed by how accurate the altimeter would be w...

In GEAR » Reliable altimeter watch
April 09, 8:40am

Re: Re: Re: More Thoughts
Malto, Thank you very much for the advice. Your postholer journal is also very helpful! I've done ~34 mile backpacking days on the CDT in Colorado, a ~30 mile/10,500' of vert day hi...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
February 10, 9:11am

Just so you know, there is the Tachyon Anorak with a full hood, but only half zip. The Tachyon jacket is 1.6oz and doesn't have a hood but has a full zip.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014 NOBO Gear List
January 05, 12:44pm

- You could use a Golite Umbrella + windshirt + windpants and save 3-5oz. This would also massively improve your sun protection in the first 700. - Like someone else said, wool buff+fleece hat m...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014 NOBO Gear List
January 05, 10:21am

Re: More Thoughts
Thanks for the advice, everyone! I think I will get an backup battery. I want to be done with the trail by about August 22nd to be back for work. That date probably has some flexibility, but ...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
January 04, 1:15pm

Re: Gear Comments
Thanks for your input, Seth! 1. I would like to just use my phone. I am worried about battery life, especially if big snow cover forces me to check the GPS a lot. What do you think? 2. How lo...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
January 03, 11:32am

Re: Re: PCT 2014 northbound
The 5L is just for the first 700mi or so.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
December 30, 10:57am

Only from Amazon.com
Bummer, I wanted some gloves. The deal only applies on OR products being sold by Amazon.com, and not other companies on Amazon.

In Gear Deals » 25% Off Outdoor Research on Amazon
December 26, 12:19pm

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