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Re: recommendations for 2p UL shelter
Given your specs and price limits, it would be hard to beat any of the Tarptent 2p models that strike your fancy. TT makes great gear with excellent customer service. Double Rainbow, Stratospir...

In GEAR » recommendations for 2p UL shelter
December 17, 4:08pm

Re: Down jacket fit
For reference I have, and love, a Montbell UL Down Parka, 2.5oz down. IMO a lightweight puffy, like the Ghost Whisperer, is a layering piece best used in a system of (base) layers culminating wi...

In GEAR » Down jacket fit
December 17, 4:03pm

Sleepwear: Patagonia Cap 4 vs IceBreaker 260
I guess I subscribe to "why choose" :) Employ each per their strengths. My sleepwear solution is a 150 merino to and bottom + Cap4 (PD HE) top, bottom and balaclava. Add in Luke's...

In GEAR » Patagonia Cap 4 vs IceBreaker 260
December 14, 6:56am

Re: Fusion 50
>I've gone full circle with UL packs... I wonder how many out there find they are in the same place? Count me as one. I never really went so far as to try a frameless pack, but I quickly ...

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
December 14, 6:33am

Been reading quite a bit about this: Should be here in a few days and I'll report back.

In Make Your Own Gear » Touchscreen gloves
December 10, 11:02am

>How do they compare? >They both leak in a heavy/long rain. I have never used an Essence but I have a Mica that I use as "just in case" rain wear. It will not stand up to an all...

In GEAR » Marmot Essence
December 10, 5:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: awesome quilt, smelly down.
Interesting to see this thread resurrected after 4 months :) I just received EE quilt #2 last week...a 10* 800fp Enigma to compliment my 30* 750fp Revelation. They are both exquisite pieces of w...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
December 09, 3:38pm

Re: Cyber monday deals from rei, backcountry, evo, campsaver
Nobody likes getting new gear more than me, but I'm very rapidly approaching that place wherein I have all the good stuff. Not real interested in replacing gear just to replace it. Guess I n...

In Gear Deals » Cyber monday deals from rei, backcountry, evo, campsaver
December 01, 11:51am

Not sure how you intend to improve it...pretty much rocks as-is. I guess you are going to leave us hanging on the details, huh? :)

In Gear Deals » ON SALE- GLOWIRE
December 01, 11:39am

Re: quilt quivers
Face it...once you buy an EE quilt, you're gonna buy another. My quiver is smaller having gone with a 30* and 10*. Apparently some people don't stop at 2 :) Nicely done Marc.

In Gear Deals » 10-20% off at Enlightened Equipment
November 30, 7:51pm

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Java Juice Coffee Extract
I love coffee. Let me rephrase that. I *LOVE* coffee. I own just about every coffee making appliance for backpacking imaginable...MSR MugMate, GSI one cup espresso maker, french press, etc. etc. T...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 28, 5:12pm