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Re: Re: Re: "Boot help"
I think rocker sole asked for in this case refers to the curve of the sole between instep and toe. Stiff soled mountaineering boots tend to be nearly flat to accommodate semi-auto/automatic crampon...

In GEAR » Boot help
May 25, 5:11am

Re: barometers in phones
Thanks for reminding me of another reason I got the iPhone 6 as my first smart phone. Not many quality apps had enabled this feature when I got it back in October, so had forgotten about it. Now se...

In GEAR » barometers in phones
May 15, 1:40am

Re: PHD 1000 down fill weights
Even if you call PHD seems to ignore requests for more detailed specs. No idea why they want to be so cagey given their market for this product. An educated guess given their temp rating would be ~...

In GEAR » PHD 1000 down fill weights
May 09, 3:47am

Re: Re: Layering for Beginners
James sez " I second the idea of getting both merino and poly. Poly does NOT accept permethrin. It washes right out. " Hmmm, I have an 100% Polyester Outdoor Research Echo Sentinel Lon...

In Editor's Roundtable » Layering for Beginners
May 06, 7:57am

Re: iPhone GPS and Airplane Mode
Hmm, not sure I get the big deal about Airplane Mode which to my understanding just provides a one-touch method to disable Cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth at once. But each of these services has alwa...

In GEAR » iPhone GPS and Airplane Mode
May 06, 3:45am

Re: Re: Re: Lens color and is photochromic a benefit?
Not true James. Photochromatic lenses can also be polarized. Easy to demonstrate by holding a polarized lens in front of an LCD screen and rotating it up to 90 degrees. A polarized image will gradu...

In GEAR » Polarized sunglasses recommendation
April 29, 7:22am

Re: Re: Polarized sunglasses recommendation
Julbo Bivouak are da bomb. Made in France too. Mine have the most expensive polarized chameleon photochromatic lenses (<$100) but the frame is sold with cheaper lens options. Julbo USA also come...

In GEAR » Polarized sunglasses recommendation
April 27, 1:49pm

Re: GG Kumo
I have the past version of the Kumo. Really really like it. Only change I'd like to see is modification to somewhat narrow throat opening/closure system. Maybe just using snaps. Surprisingly to...

In GEAR » GG Kumo or ULA OHM 2.0
April 12, 3:08am

Re: Arcteryx Atom LT or Montbell Thermowrap jacket
Hybrid types of ACTIVE insulation like the Atom LT have been superceded by the new class of Alpha-type jackets like the Westocomb Tango, RAB Strata, and Patagonia Nano Air. Certainly from a stylist...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Atom LT or Montbell Thermowrap jacket
April 11, 4:27am

Re: This Thing is annoying.
"So as I was packing up I realized just how inefficient I really was.... The Japanese have me brain washed! " Funny, as I lived in Tokyo for 24yrs! I used to spend an inordinate am...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 07, 1:56am

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