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Re: wraith
Yeah, that Wraith was a real winner. Hope mine lasts forever. I highly doubt anyone will ever come out with a better windshirt for weight/breathability.

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 19, 3:52pm

Re: not breathable
Pretty much what I expected. You need to be able to have an easy time breathing through it for a windshirt to function well.

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 13, 4:49pm

Re: No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
If you're concerned with comfort, consider the color. White or a very light beige will be astronomically more comfortable over a wide temperature range. When it's sunny, you often will want...

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
April 20, 1:43pm

Re: Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
For 30 degree and under quilts, I much prefer a hoodless sleeping bag. I very much prefer the ZPack designs. For above those temperature ranges, I prefer a wide quilt that can be fully opened up. I...

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 15, 3:27pm

Re: Jeebus
> Am I the only one that finds it morally strange that they fail to pay a whole bunch > of people several million dollars, then have the gumption to start up another > similar company? L...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
April 15, 3:19pm

Re: Softshell as Windshirt substitute
Non-membrane softshells tend to breath a lot better than windshirts (yes, even the best ones). Softshells are great when it's cold enough you'll be hiking in them most of the time. I hav...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
April 15, 10:01am

Re: Re: Re: Chameece - The 3 Classes of Insulation Generally Have Well Defined Thermal Efficiency Ranges
Richard, based on your measurements... The Xenon, stuffed, loses more than half it's clo? Looking at the previous charts, it looks as if a 100 weight fleece has about 1/4 as warm as a Xenon....

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
April 14, 12:51pm

Re: Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
I rarely treat my water. I spend most of my time above 10k in CO, and often am off-trail. At lower elevations, I probably would treat water, but I start the trip with water, and usually get to 10k ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 14, 11:36am

Re: Re: pulled the trigger
Purchased the 65 as my technical multi-day pack. Mainly backcountry skiing and rock climbing. Should be able to fit a smaller pack inside for use in base-camp style situations - likely even my smal...

In GEAR » Experience with SMD Fusion 65?
January 09, 1:48pm

Re: ski layering
Serge - I'm curious about your experiences. When touring, I've always been warm enough with a light synthetic puffy, a softshell, and a thick enough baselayer. This includes temps even down...

In GEAR » Skitouring: New Clothing (Schoeller, Polartec, ...)?
January 08, 8:45am

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