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rain gear
I've had luck using a trash compacter bag with the bottom cut out as a rain skirt/kilt. Coupled with full length gaiters for muddy conditions and a good rain jacket, this setup served me very w...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 24, 10:47pm

I am thinking it is the fabric
Softshells without membrains like you marmots may not be any more wind or water resistant, or even more durable (depending on use, stretch wovens tend to snag more than flat nylon). They should bre...

In GEAR » What makes a "softshell" pant more weather resisant?
August 14, 1:01am

I love my CCW pack... I expect it to last another ten years of climbing, but carrying 35 pounds with one would be a very painful experience for me. If you can carry half that way on your shoulders,...

In GEAR » How do Cold Cold Worls packs carry?
August 10, 4:17pm

lightest plus hat
Poncho for the wooded, humid east coast always worked for me... though I also had good luck with a super-light rain shell and a waterproof hat instead of a hood (Seattle Sombrero or similar). This ...

In GEAR » High likely hood of rain. What rain shell would you carry?
July 01, 5:12pm

REI and cottage gear
"Does anyone know if cottage brands like MLD, TarpTent, zPacks, etc have ever approached REI and asked for their gear to be sold?" "They would have to sell their products to REI a...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 24, 11:53am

I had to Google "glamping" and it is a perfect term for my thoughts upon seeing the Evrgrn line yesterday while buying fuel at REI. Looked like fashion-conscious car camping gear to me......

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 23, 6:30pm

Eric, though I stopped my weekend job at REI a year ago, at that time the store managers had a great deal of leeway when it came to honoring returns. Some items were taken back that were well used ...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 08, 11:10pm

75 liters
I use a sub 4 pound 75 liter pack that allows me to easily fit everything inside, carries bear canisters easily, and can haul climbing gear when needed. The substantial frame makes heavier loads ma...

In GEAR » how large is your pack?
May 07, 9:53am

Overbag use?
This looks like the kind of overbag I have been looking for to layer over my 15 degree down bag to make a winter combination. The added warmth and moving the dew point out of the down is my aim her...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Kings Canyon Quilt
May 01, 5:49pm

Pretty durable material
I have used the BA footprint for my UL 3 all last summer, mostly on Sierra granite, and the foot print itself is none the worse for wear (same material as the floor). Given this, I think the floor ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes UL tent users: footprint/ground-cloth yes or no
April 18, 6:21pm

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