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Ito Jakuchu (jakuchu) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Speed hiking my way through Kansai, Japan.
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No fill weight
Offerings differ between JP and US Montbell. JP will not give the amount of down fill so you often don't know if it is the same or not. Sometimes there are US models in the JP store and you can...

In GEAR » Frost Line vs Mirage
December 15, 3:33pm

Re: winter mitt layers
I wouldn't go for down either for active use. Especially under a shell mitt they can get wet quite quick when active. If in camp then great of course. I get very cold hands when stopping as...

In GEAR » winter mitt layers
December 13, 3:00am

I wanted to like the BD Apline Start, mainly because of the fabric. For me the shoulders were too narrow, or when sizing up, the rest too boxy. Hood wasn't too bad, but definitely not like the ...

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 13, 2:48am

town and camp
I like to keep it separate. Have something I can beat up around town, bought for the purpose, or an older piece that I used extensively for hiking but replaced. At least for my thick winter puffy t...

In GEAR » Frost Line vs Mirage
December 12, 12:49pm

Re: Atom AR vs Atom SV
I like the changes I think. Not enough to get a new one, but nice to hear. This being bpl though - how about the overall weight of the two? Could be just sample variation but I got a new Atom ...

In GEAR » Atom AR vs Atom SV
December 09, 1:34am

Re: Re: Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
"It has limits, of course. -10°F and lower, adding more layers just makes a tighter fit, so there's definitely a place for the thicker stuff if you go out in those temps." I think...

In GEAR » Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
December 01, 4:28pm

synth too hot when active?
For the people that think their synths are too hot on the move, perhaps a Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Vest or Hoody is an idea? Pertex Equilibrium shell that breathes to no end, and a thin micro layer o...

In GEAR » Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
November 30, 8:50pm

Re: insurance
Allen - Because I do mostly higher aerobic stuff I have looked for more breathable wind shirts. Changed from the hard shell kind of wind shells (Tachyon, Houdini, Squamish) to more soft shellis...

In GEAR » Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
November 30, 8:33pm

Re: Axe length
Went to have a look and agree the 58cm looks great/most versatile. Which is why I'm kind of perplexed that I got a 53? Guess I wanted more of a difference with the 75 Raven Pro. Thanks for...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 30, 6:40pm

2 - thinking about 1. I used to bring a Atom LT Hoody and a Alpine Light Hoody to layer, with the Atom for if it was really cold on the move. I got gifted an Atom SV, and can also layer it over...

In GEAR » Layering High Loft Insulation in Winter
November 30, 6:30am

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