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Gore Bikewear Goretex socks
If you can't find the Rocky Mountain socks, look around for the Gore Bikewear "Universal Gore-Tex Socks". I own a new pair after finally deciding that my years-old Cabella's ...

In GEAR » Goretex socks for shoulder season worth it?
September 23, 6:17am

What a great sounding trip. I live in SE Michigan and have only done a little mountaineering (Olympus, Rainier), but the route you took sounds really appealing to me. (challenging, glaciers, v...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: Talus, Tundra, and Ice on a High Route in the Wind River Range of Wyoming
September 04, 5:12pm

Re: Apex
According to their website, the Thru-hiker Maxima Jacket Kit can be ordered with 2.5oz APEX, 5.0oz APEX, or 6.0oz Primaloft Sport

In GEAR » synthetic material of choice for jacket with frequent stuffing/unstuffing
September 04, 5:08pm

Posted in wrong section? Removed. JJM

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 24
September 04, 8:08am

Air Bubble
I'd say the bigger concern might be the air bubble in the capsule. It may effect the needle's ability to move freeze. Do I see a small air bubble in the Brunton as well?

In GEAR » A Weathered Compass Story
September 04, 4:55am

Slingfin 2Lite tent
Has anyone else heard of or tried this tent? Here's a review of the tent from July. Lightweight Backpacking News digest 22 showed a picture of it but there weren't any other details or dis...

In GEAR » Slingfin 2Lite tent
August 30, 6:54am

New products announced at European outdoor show
From OutdoorsMagic: It will be interesting to see how Columbia's new take on WPB jackets do in t...

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 23, 1:43pm

Other JMT variations
I lurk on a JMT Yahoo discussion group and the Facebook page for JMT hikers. (I hope to do the JMT in 2017) There's been a lot of talk this year about the permit system changes and what it h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Walk-up Permit Question
July 21, 6:15am

Thanks for the photos, Gordon! I hope I do as nice a job as your daughter did. :-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 21, 5:35am

Water purifier and socks
This device seems similar to how the now discontinued MSR MIOX worked. Any idea how it's different? With a treatment time of 30 minutes for Giardia, and 4 hours for Crypto, I'm not su...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 11
July 15, 11:05am

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