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Vince Contreras (pillowthread) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale like, in my head???
About Me I am an avid adventurer, and have spent over two years' time "on the trail." I have alpine experience, including ascents in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, and Washington's North Cascades, which required crampons and an ice axe, but not much else. On a good day, I can climb 5.10b sport routes. I have been hiking for as long as I can remember. I have extensive extreme conditions experience resultant from both my military training and personal endeavors.

I'm also a hyper-fanatical neo-Schopenhauerist. So let's talk some German Idealism.
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All Forum Posts by Vince Contreras

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Greenland = Iceland...
...without the Membrain WPB shell or all the interior pocketry. It has almost a pound of down, so it really is quite suitable for very cold environments. My Iceland is a furnace; ambulating around ...

In GEAR » Best around town puffy coat?
November 01, 7:03am

Priorities...
For me, an around-town puffy coat must have a durable shell. Durable enough to hold up to subways, taxi cabs, and leaning stoically against brick coffeeshops. I don't layer as much in-town, so ...

In GEAR » Best around town puffy coat?
October 31, 12:05pm

I know nothing...
...about 37.5 technology, but I am intrigued. Otherwise, I just love the use of "streets ahead". It's kinda my favorite inside joke.

In GEAR » 37.5 Technology?
October 20, 4:37pm

PWD...
@ Schwartz: Ha! Lightweight the Perfekts are not...another case of posting while drunk...forgive my rambunctiousness. My Perfekts are pretty nice boots though... Good to hear the Raptors made...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Ultra Raptor for JMT hike?
September 29, 6:51pm

Goooood Stuuuufff...
Well, I'd say look for shoes with wide toeboxes...LaSportiva, Brooks and the like...the Cascadia and Vertical K lines... Otherwise, check out FGL boots like Pivettas and Meindls (the OG, Ger...

In GEAR » need some advice on footwear
September 27, 3:16pm

Troll suggstion ahead...
What?!?! A trail runner? You should get a pair of Meindl Perfekts, the original German model. They won't let you down. Yes, I've worn Cascadia 5s and 6s, and I'd recommend more shoe. ...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Ultra Raptor for JMT hike?
September 27, 3:08pm

TS Review...
@Derek: Ashleigh just reviewed a couple of similar women's models over at Trailspace...lots of info about the hood and other features. http://www.trailspace.com/gear/sierra-designs/mobile-mu...

In GEAR » Any real world feedback on the Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt yet?
May 26, 9:11am

The rub...
700-fill duck down will LOFT the same as 700-fill white goose down. It might be cheaper. At the 500 to 550-fill levels commonly found with duck down, it is markedly cheaper than goose down. A &...

In GEAR » duck down vs goose down
May 25, 7:20am

Z-packs & KUIU...
Joe modded one for me to fit my 2013 ICON...

In GEAR » Your ZPacks Arc Blast Customizations - (or other UL/MYOG packs)
May 08, 1:20pm

Wide all around...
Keens just run wide. Not a skinny heel.

In GEAR » Wierd feet: need shoes
April 27, 1:28pm

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