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Patagonia also just released a new synthetic jacket, the Nano-Air http://www.patagonia.com/us/nano-air

In GEAR » New Montbell synthetic parka
September 08, 12:44pm

Re: UD Fast Pack 20 review
Have you seen the PB Vest? http://www.ultimatedirection.com/p-630-pb-adventure-vest-20.aspx?cid=hp_sigseries-PB_flipper3 It's about 11L, has water on the front, trekking pole attachment, and...

In GEAR » Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20
September 08, 12:42pm

Osprey beyond the pack
Without even talking about the merits of Osprey packs themselves, there are a few things that have made Osprey really popular. - Company Philosophy. The warranty is epic. Also, until relatively ...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 04, 9:00pm

Re: Re: the opposite of ultralight
>Apparently they found some "pretty rocks" and guess whose pack they went into? Yes, we left them in the forest. The girls or the rocks? ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
April 30, 10:09am

Re: Montbell Alpine Down Parka (not "Light") & new Montbell stuff
I know a guy at the local Montbell store (only one in the US, as far as I know). He said that 1000FP down as been available for a long time in Asia, but bringing it to the US was a much bigger comm...

In GEAR » Montbell Alpine Down Parka (not "Light") & new Montbell stuff
April 30, 9:16am

Re: MLD Packs and side pockets
I have a Burn and Prophet. Carry a more narrow bottle like a 1L Smart Water bottle (or equivalent). The sides are smooth and it's narrower so there is less friction. Then to get it out I reach ...

In GEAR » MLD Packs and side pockets
April 28, 10:14am

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

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