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In GEAR » Pertex quantum vs pertex endurance
March 22, 6:47pm

Endurance is a coating according to FF
Years ago I used both the Quantum and the Endurance versions of the Marmot Helium bags and found that over a few days time the Endurance bag would lose a bit of loft during 3 season use in the Nort...

In GEAR » Pertex quantum vs pertex endurance
March 22, 6:46pm

gear
Kirsten, I bought a few Nanos but never use them as clipping and unclipping them is simply too difficult- maybe grab one of each of the small biners and find what works for you? The Black Dia...

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 13, 6:28pm

What Eric said
Everything Eric said: the extremely small weight savings are often outweighed by the greater durability and usability of standard carabiners such as the Positron. For general cragging I use slig...

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 11, 7:53pm

Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7
Franco, I have definitely experienced slight deflation due to what you describe, but I knew I had a leak when the pad was deflating by about %50 over the course of the night. Also, (I assume) th...

In GEAR » Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7.
March 01, 10:58pm

On my third patch...
I have had three micro-holes in my UL 7 so that it would also deflate halfway by morning. I inflated the pad as much as possible to create a good amount of internal pressure and submerged it in...

In GEAR » Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7.
March 01, 10:42pm

use of belay jackets
Robert, The only Shoestring I am familiar with is the Shoetring Gully on Mt. Webster, NH. If that is what is being referred to, I (personally) would likely sweat more on that climb than on a ver...

In GEAR » What down fill weight does Primaloft compare to?
September 19, 9:22pm

I don't sweat when climbing ice/snow
Robert, In my experience, there is a much higher likelihood of sweating on the approach than on the climb itself. Also, it seems as if you are describing the very reasons why climbers use belay j...

In GEAR » What down fill weight does Primaloft compare to?
September 19, 1:58am

CCW packs
Late to the discussion here but climbing packs (like Cilogear) tend towards the more durable end of the spectrum. I have a Cold Cold World Ozone made from heavy duty nylon that is bombproof, class...

In GEAR » Most durable, framelss pack?
July 16, 6:26am

FS- MountainSmith Phantom 2004, Brand new with tags
Many years ago I purchased two of these as I knew they were being discontinued. I still have the one, completely unused and new. This is a great pack for winter and heavier loads. It uses a fra...

In Gear Swap » FS- MountainSmith Phantom 2004, Brand new with tags
June 07, 6:43pm

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