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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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Think it looks awesome. I recently ordered a Mirage but am having it returned because I found something better locally. What is the cost of a Goose Feet parka like that?

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 26, 2:19am

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Non-cook: zip loc bowl, guess I might as well eat from the zip loc bag. Cook: Evernew Titanium UL 500 or 750. I have chopsticks, an Esbit foldable titanium spoon, or a bamboo spoon (great mouth ...

In GEAR » What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
November 26, 1:16am

Re: with that grivel axe, make sure you orderit with the easy slider
Absolutely. The one with the leash I could just do as well with a sling. Any thoughts on length? :)

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 25, 11:59pm

shell and liners
I had the Outdoor Research Endeavor Mitts (GTX Shell Mitts). Those were great but I lost them and replaced it with a bit heavier glove - the Black Diamond Soloist Lobster. The lobster design is l...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
November 25, 8:31pm

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Thanks for the replies. I appreciate the recommendation for the axe. I'm getting the Grivel Air Tech Evo because my most common use is climbing ice/steep snow (in combination with a techni...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 25, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Visited the new Arcteryx store in Portland
"I think it's important to get one thing out of the way first: the clientele of a brand implies nothing about that brand". Very much so. Moreover I appreciate that they are trying ...

In GEAR » Visited the new Arcteryx store in Portland
November 24, 11:28pm

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Thanks Rick for the fast reply. My thinking is I have my trekking poles for that. Or the longer 75cm axe? For limited sections of ice in Japan I would never bring the 75. Or I have never. Too ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 23, 12:36am

53 vs 58 cm ice axe
Ok. I have an ice axe. A Black Diamond Raven Pro 75cm and I hardly ever use it. I am 6'1" and it is sized nicely for flatter ground. I always have trekking poles though and never use the...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 23, 12:15am

atom lt
The Atom LT hoody used to not have hood adjustment but the new version does (and it works like a charm for me).

In GEAR » Visited the new Arcteryx store in Portland
November 22, 11:50pm

fitz roy weights reply from patagonia again
Dan: Agree great deals to be had - if you can find the items or sizes. As an aside, just out of interest I mailed Patagonia about the Fitz Roy Parka a couple of days ago. I got a reply th...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 20, 8:44pm

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