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Go with the BD
Another vote for the Couloir - BD got it right on that piece of gear - semi adjustable, drop leg loops - packs small.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » No Harness?
August 24, 6:33pm

the 24 is plenty wide
If the choice is between those two lenses - definitely go with the 24-105. Mountain terrain is so huge and open - 24-35mm is very wide for most of those scenes - the reach and IS is a big plus. ...

In Photography » One Lens for 5D II for JMT, 17-40 or 24-105
August 13, 9:14pm

Deuter Act Zero
Cameron, Save yourself 2-lbs using a Deuter Act Zero 50+15 in lieu of the Aether - a little over 3-lbs, fully adjustable and very capable for heavier loads comfortably.

In GEAR » Light Pack for Heavy Loads
July 30, 11:33pm

A-OohH - another year gone!
I tried to get a pass from one of our local outdoor retailers but the list of potential volunteers wanting to attend was already past full.:-) Thanks for the post - looking forward to Will's...

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012
July 29, 11:36am

Montane Creative Quality
Hey Stuart, Thanks for starting the Montane thread. I had the pleasure of meeting Garret & Kim earlier this spring for a Sport Hansa open house. Great folks, representing some great & un...

In GEAR » Montane's US distributor Sport Hansa
July 29, 11:21am

Another Marmot vote!
I use a Marmot Lithium 0* - the older 900d w/pertex - 40oz - fabulous bag with a fabulous hood - I did add 1-2oz of 900 down to the collar - pulled it in nice & tight for my smaller profile. It...

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 08, 4:35pm

It may not be considered ultra-light but the Deuter Act-Zero 50+15 is weighting in at 3.25 lbs - it has a removable top pocket to further reduce weight if you can do without the pocket. Fantastic s...

In GEAR » looking for an UL backpack
June 20, 5:43pm

Which TH
Hey Stuart, The choice of TH's to me is about the same - I like getting into the alpine and away from other "trail hikers" as quickly as possible. The "Middle St. Vrain" ...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 17, 1:45pm

Rockies in June / July
Stephen, It really doesn't rain per say this time of year as you may be used to in the Mid-West - you may get an afternoon shower but it will clear up in a few minutes / hours and be a littl...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 16, 2:26pm

Camp Dick TH
Going from CD TH to Gourd Lake in one push this time of year is a "little" optimistic - doable but will be a very long strenuous day. The trail to Gourd may not have been set as of yet an...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 16, 12:42pm

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