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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.
CountryDa' UP, eh?

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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

I have simailar feet, minus the bunion...
...and I love the LaSportiva Vertical K's for such applications...

In GEAR » Wierd feet: need shoes
April 27, 11:34am

I assume...
...that Matt thought better of his earlier assessment and again considered Zpacks' offerings... Edited for grammatical reasons only.

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
April 27, 1:30am

Another option...
...might be the MLD Burn...I've used one for multiple, 24-hour-and-under jaunts through the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail. I find it cinches down nicely for a forefoot shuffle, whi...

In GEAR » Fastpacks 2014
April 26, 5:29pm

Nice review. The part where you mention the fabric is soft and fuzzy and thus holds more moisture than the tightly-woven Ibex shirt is possibly confusing, as you say the Wool & Prince shirt has...

In GEAR » Wool & Prince: Great Shirt, Great Material, Great Company
April 26, 2:58pm

What do I think?
I think it's about time. KUIU's path reminds me of the Dana Design of yore; well designed, well made. There is inherent value in such combinations; Dana Gleason and Jason Hairston understan...

In GEAR » New tent from KUIU - Thoughts?
April 25, 8:13pm

NO 2000 mile trail runer??
What the sh!t...I've had two different pairs of Brooks Cascadia's go thousands of miles...Two, meaning the first pair wasn't a fluke...both Cascadia 5's...I'm wearing a pair rig...

In GEAR » HELP with new trail shoe choice.
April 25, 6:05pm

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