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Re: Stoic Wraith windshirt
You glossed over the most important factor in a windshirt - breathability. The Verto is barely more breathable than a good rain jacket, while the Wrath is in the top of its class (with the old Houd...

In GEAR » Stoic Wraith windshirt
August 10, 7:35am

Re: lightest, most breathable shell
The Zpacks Poncho/Groundsheet is great, if it fits you. I'm a relatively slim build at 5'10 and 175lbs and I just couldn't get it to work with me and my pack. I just couldn't be as ...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 15, 10:29am

Re: No beak, but doors!
Ivo, you forgot to provide the most important factor here... by how much did your addition increase the weight? :D

In GEAR » Hexamid tarp With beak or without.
June 02, 7:30pm

Re: What do the people WANT!?
A good windjacket with a high CFM and low weight. Right now, there's nothing on the market around 2-4oz that has high breathability (high CFM). Stoic used to have a 2.1oz windjacket that had hi...

In GEAR » What do the people WANT!?
June 02, 1:06pm

Re: Custom sun hoody with Phase SL fabric?
Not sure I understand why you'd want one. A hoody is a LOT warmer than a sun hat, due to lack of chimney ventilation, and the whole point of using phase SL fabric is to keep cool in warm temper...

In GEAR » Custom sun hoody with Phase SL fabric?
June 02, 12:33pm

Re: Re: weight is weight is weight
Like I said... it's not all about the calories. And yes, my muscles can certainly tell the difference between weight on my shoulders and weight distributed across my body. I'm much more com...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 24, 3:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: soft shell insulation qualities
It's not a perceptual illusion when it's throwing off your center of balance and your back and shoulders start getting sore. It's not all about burned calories. ;)

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 18, 12:38pm

Re: Re: Re: soft shell insulation qualities
> Also, I find the statement "[it] doesn't really hurt > pack weight either, since it's a 'worn' item" absolutely > hilarious. In my experience, having the w...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 16, 4:07pm

Re: HG burrow or EE enigma
Keep in mind that the HG quilts are narrower than the EE medium. The HG quilts are also straight taper, not half taper, like the EE quilts. For these reasons, you can't just simply compare the ...

In GEAR » HG burrow or EE enigma
April 07, 4:16pm

Re: Re: rain shell
> IMHO, a windshirt and light fleece like an R1 will > provide all the protection of a soft shell at less > weight and far more versatility. Windshirts aren't anywhere close to th...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 07, 4:10pm

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