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Pinnacle
It worked great for me with loads up to 35 lbs while backpacking and climbing up to 5.8. Like the others I needed extra stiffening for hipbelt transfer, but got it by rolling up my sleeping pad an...

In GEAR » Pinnacle or Quest - GoLite? Others?
November 20, 9:16am

Jam vs Mariposa
I have both, and now use them for different things. The Jam2, as you note, is quite durable. When loaded with food and climbing gear it didn't transfer weight fully to the hip belt until I st...

In GEAR » Jam2 or Mariposa
November 14, 9:33am

Re: Altitude Sickness
1. Both experience and physiology indicate that a high fat diet can exacerbate altitude problems. 2. Overbreathing can help significantly; it mimics one of the adaptations the body makes when ac...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Altitude Sickness
November 02, 8:37am

Petzel E+LITE: Good but unreliable
Love the functionality for the weight; it's now my standard light. However, I had to return the first one because the switch got jammed and stopped working (wouldn't go to the red position...

In GEAR » Petzel E+LITE
October 26, 8:06am

Re: Hooded Marmot Driclime Jacket
I have a hooded Driclime zipper jacket which I got in 1998 or 1999, but I don't use it much anymore. It was great at the time, but I've found other things which work better for me. For ...

In GEAR » Hooded Marmot Driclime Jacket
October 19, 10:50am

Digital Hanging Scale
The Rapala is great; the handle on top makes it easy to use. (Not certain, but it may be the one Glen uses.)

In GEAR » Digital Hanging scale wanted
October 16, 9:56am

Light Crampons
The Camp 6 point light crampons have worked really well for me with running shoes, though it took awhile to learn how to strap them on securely.

In GEAR » Anyone use Yaktrax, Yaktrax Pro or Stabilicers for traction on relatively flat trails? Light crampons?
October 16, 8:09am

Load Lifters on Pinnacle
I value the load-lifter/stabilizer straps on the Pinnacle, especially for climbing where the weight needs to be kept close to the center of gravity. While the lack of them on the Mariposa Plus wa...

In GEAR » Mariposa plus or golite pinnicle ?
September 16, 6:15pm

Mariposa Plus vs Pinnacle
Those are the two packs I've been using this spring and summer. My Mariposa Plus is more than 6 oz lighter (546g vs 730g for the Pinnacle) and more comfortable; it's a delight to carry. T...

In GEAR » Mariposa plus or golite pinnicle ?
September 16, 10:11am

Ursack damage report
Thanks for the link, Phil. Since the Ursack chewed through was the older model, the S29 might provide enough extra protection against martens. Tom, thanks for the comments. Good luck with the ...

In GEAR » URSACK S29
August 17, 10:09am

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