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One other thought that hasn't been mentioned: try buckling the hip belt higher and tighter than you intend to wear it. My approach is to fasten the hipbelt right below my ribcage; as I'...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 03, 12:42pm

cap 1
I actually really like the current Cap 1 Silkweight. I've had three generations of Cap 1/Silk now, and the current iteration (Fall '13 is the newest I have) has the best stretch and the bes...

In GEAR » comparison current Capilene 1 vs former Capilene Sikweight
March 03, 12:26pm

don't know if it's true for the men's model
The cut on the women's Hooded Indie changed a couple years ago. Old ones (pre-2012 if I had to guess) had a significantly longer torso by a couple inches... Also, Icebreaker makes a 200-wei...

In GEAR » Is There Longer (taller) wool top like the Ibex Indie Hoodie?
March 02, 9:15pm

guest bed
We don't have a lot of furniture. When we have guests they get to sleep on our Downmat UL 7s.

In GEAR » Exped Downmay UL7, Therma-rest NeoAir Xtherm or BA Q-Core SL?
February 28, 11:43am

Well, Aquamira bottles suck. I've never had one *not* leak. Thanks to BPL I learned to repackage them. Certain brands off synthetic socks give me rashes if I don't triple-wash them befor...

In GEAR » Gear that sucks!
February 27, 9:59pm

Vancouver BC, Portland OR and Seattle WA are probably my 3 favorite metro areas in North America, but you have to enjoy wet/grey weather and crunchy liberals if you're going to live there. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
February 27, 2:31pm

well, I went collapsible
I have been taking my new Birdiepal Light Trek everywhere for the past couple of weeks. A good way to look like a crazy person is to carry a silver umbrella around while you walk the dog with a bab...

In GEAR » convince me: collapsible vs non-collapsible trekking umbrella
February 26, 12:43pm

FF and WM luxury for 2
Feathered Friends and Western Mountaineering both make some really nice rectangular bags that open up all the way into a quilt. They're heavier than quilts from EE or Zpacks or the like, but FF...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 26, 12:17pm

How has this thread not been chaff-ified?!

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 26, 12:00pm

re: EE
Unless there's a really good reason to not weight the 4 weeks, I'd go with an EE quilt, for sure. Best bang-for-buck out there. $200 is a very low pricepoint for a new sleeping bag these da...

In GEAR » Help me make a decision on bags... please!
February 26, 11:49am

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