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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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What Ken said.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015. Suggestions Welcome.
January 18, 6:51am

The replies from people with similar height got me thinking. After a couple of times swinging with a technical tool and the air tech evo in both sizes I found the 58 worked great as well in that ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
January 17, 3:33pm

Re: RE: Need belt
I do similar things in the mountains here. Long fast paced days, climbing, running. I recently started using a racevest, and fastpacking pack. Even less movement than with a small pack with a belt....

In GEAR » Long Torso Daypack suggestions?
January 14, 2:09pm

Need belt?
I have a similar torso height. For the 3L of water and your other stuff (max 4-5Kg?) do you need a hip belt? (Not implying you don't, I'm asking). If you need a belt I have had succes...

In GEAR » Long Torso Daypack suggestions?
January 14, 12:06pm

Re: Re: Waterproof Pants ? (Looking as well)
Anton, Not much help probably but I have rain pants from a Japanese brand called Finetrack that have a ¾ zip, and they weigh 225gr. The zippers go from the ankle to the quads. The ankles have bu...

In GEAR » Waterproof Pants ?
December 21, 2:15am

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

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