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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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Spinnaker tape...
Kenyon K-Tape is a common brand of spinnaker tape that I've used with much success...they also make a clear version, which is a crazy flexible, crazy sticky, matte-finish clear plastic, so one ...

In GEAR » Need advice on how to properly patch my down jacket.
April 05, 12:30pm

fill...
I've had the Hadron Cardigan Hoody for a year or so now, and I'd characterize the fill in the arms in certain places as "sparse." It is still amazingly warm for the weight and I h...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 03, 4:48pm

"extra" weight...
"...the extra weight is from extra down." It is. I can't imagine the amount of fabric used varies much between two size mediums, for example; the amount down fill, absolutely.

In GEAR » Calling All Stoic Hadron Anorak owners: weight question
December 12, 10:06am

LaSportiva FTW...
My Vertical Ks are dust proof, and I'd also +1 the Dirty Girl Gaiters to take care of the rest...

In GEAR » Ultralight trail runners that DON'T leak dust?
August 08, 9:39am

+1 to fold-ups and battery bank...
^^^^this. I use an old brunton panel and one of the bajillion batteries available on amazon. If you have more than one device to keep powered, go with a 20 watt panel and a 10,000mah battery; if no...

In GEAR » Latest, Lightest Solar Charges?
March 25, 11:04am

Yes...
+1 of the Fiji water bottles. Free water inside of them, from Fiji.

In GEAR » Square water bottle ~ 20oz? Anyone?
March 14, 3:56pm

Please please please...
...let there be attached footies. I, too, will live one of these if there's integrated slipper socks...

In GEAR » Important news for Cap 4 fans
March 10, 10:00pm

Okay...
"Other sleeping bags I have compared have more down than your bags, how come? 'The important metric to compare when looking at sleeping bags is the amount of loft, not necessarily the a...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag sizing
February 15, 3:11pm

Oh yeah...
And as for head wear with it, I pulled the trigger on one of Evan's Hadron S hats a while back, so I haven't tried Joe's hood, but if it's anything like his other gear then it's...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag sizing
February 14, 8:57pm

My two cents...
I've got one of Joe's 40 degree models in a long, wide size, and it fits my 6'1", 165lb frame well. Like has been said above, I sometimes wish I had either an extra couple inches i...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag sizing
February 14, 8:50pm

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