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Impressions on the SD DriDown Hoody?
I picked one of these up to play around with a bit ("play around" = wear very gingerly with tags on). I'm considering it as a potential replacement for my BC Hadron Anorak for an upco...

In GEAR » Impressions on the SD DriDown Hoody?
April 03, 9:56pm

FS: WM Summerlite and EE RevX 20*
Seeing as how I'm heading off for the PCT in a few weeks and I'd rather not store these, I have some warm things to sleep in for sale. Pics are at the bottom: 1. Western Mountaineering S...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Summerlite and EE RevX 20*
March 29, 9:54pm

Montbell
I'm a big fan of the Montbell Burrow Bag (there is a synthetic version and a down version which is sold under a different name- I have the synthetic, which cost me like $100.) It's about...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Summer Quilt Options?
March 29, 4:30pm

Re: Re: Thanks for the comments
As far as I can tell, it looks a little beefier, and there's also a more substantial lip around the front of the case for the screen. That said, I haven't used the Apple case at all, and...

In GEAR » iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
March 05, 10:50am

Thanks for the comments
I ended up snagging a Thul Atmos X3 on Amazon (based on that GearJunkie link above), and it seems to be a solid option for about $40 based on the reviews and my 12 hours of owning it. I just wasn&#...

In GEAR » iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
March 05, 6:10am

iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
I just picked up a new iPhone 6 for my upcoming PCT thru (well, actually because my old iPhone literally fell to pieces). I've been assuming for a long time that I'd just get the Lifepro...

In GEAR » iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
March 03, 9:36am

Re: JMT
Only thing I'd add on the JMT portion of the Sierra is that I would STRONGLY recommend joing the Yahoo JMT group if you're looking to go that route. One of the side effects of the permit ch...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 01, 9:21pm

Re: therm-a-rest z lite sol sleeping pad
I am not normally a CCF person, but I've been trying to get used to one for the PCT this spring. I've used the Ridgerest Solite and the ZLite, and what I've been finding to be interesti...

In GEAR » therm-a-rest z lite sol sleeping pad
February 27, 2:46pm

Re: from Mt. Whitney
That's a gorgeous pic. Seeing the sunrise from Whitney (which I assume you did as well if you camped there) was easily one of the spectacular moments of my outdoor "career"). I assume...

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 19, 1:32pm

Re: Lone Peaks and Cascadia's
Hi Seth- This is super helpful, especially since it seems like we're reasonably close in shoe size and foot width. I'm already leaning towards the 13 LP's (my office looks like a shoe s...

In GEAR » A twist on the age-old thru-hiker shoe question
February 07, 8:30am

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