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Soulo
Hi Bill, I just bought a Soulo in December and I love it. I've been using Black Diamond Bibler tents for about 14 years and this is my first double wall tent since then. I use it primarily...

In GEAR » Changing gear and need tent help. ( loooong)
February 04, 11:16am

Re: MEC T3 Hoodie
-10 and I had an Arc'teryx Dually Belay Parka over top - just to be clear. It's a warm base layer, but still plenty breathable/permeable. I bought the red one that went on sale.

In GEAR » MEC T3 Hoodie
January 14, 11:21pm

Back in the Soulo's native environment ...
A quick overnight ski trip: 12 hours door-door. The Soulo pitches fast and has a lot of great design features.

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
January 14, 1:20am

Just bought one ...
It's definitely a base layer. Over a T-shirt would be fine, but as Eric said, it's a snug fit. That said, it's a great piece. I wore mine for the first time in about -10C weather ove...

In GEAR » MEC T3 Hoodie
January 14, 1:01am

Used to be proprietary ...
Now it's just a name for their base layers. Like others have mentioned their Capilene 3 is now PowerDry by Polartec. PowerDry is awesome stuff, works very well for me. MEC [i.e. REI of Canad...

In GEAR » What is Capilene?
January 09, 6:59pm

My new Soulo
My new Soulo in Joshua Tree National Park. I generally only use single wall tents, but I made an exception here. It's a fantastic tent that's beautifully designed and constructed. The Ker...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
January 06, 7:43pm

Blizzard Bag ...
I'd also recommend the blizzard bag. It's compact, waterproof, lightweight and above all, warm. A standard emergency blanket or bivy sac has little to no thermal resistance. I've neve...

In GEAR » Best emergency bivy/shelter for 3-season day use
January 06, 7:32pm

Grivel Air Tech
I could see using something like you describe for ascending steep slopes, in terms of self belay, but if a slide was serious enough that you needed to self-arrest, I wouldn't be trusting my lif...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
December 25, 4:45pm

Coxcomb Mtns.
Any of you ever hike in the Coxcomb Range in Joshua Tree - looks awesome? Kind of thinking that I might head over that way. Also, for those of you who know Palm Springs, is there a good hiking...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking trip ideas - Palm Springs, CA area December.
December 25, 3:00pm

San Jacinto State Park
Thanks Art. Actually, you're spot on b/c that was my first idea. It'll either be one or the other, but perhaps both if I can sneak away.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking trip ideas - Palm Springs, CA area December.
December 16, 7:22pm

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