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Re: Re: Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
Because all clothing, even so called technical clothing are FASHION items and 99.9% of consumers don't care. All this OCD over material specs is an Internet phenomenon. Form and function is wha...

In GEAR » Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
December 21, 3:14am

Re: Re: Recommendations for external battery capacity for two on the PCT?
Here is a timely review of solar chargers, http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Solar-Charger-Reviews As for external batteries, the Zendure brand allows for simultaneous charging of battery and co...

In GEAR » Recommendations for external battery capacity for two on the PCT?
December 19, 4:43am

Re: thanks for the follow up
FWIW, EB used to make three sizes, long, regular, and short, with a difference of six inches between sizes. Regular is meant to accommodate folks up to six foot with footbox room for gear storage.

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 19, 2:01am

Re: Re: Re: Hunersdorff
Hmmm, looks like repurposed bottles made from LDPE plastic not suitable for liquids held persistently above 80C. Seems the only thing special about them is the lid which may or may not address a so...

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
December 16, 1:32am

Re: Recommendations for external battery capacity for two on the PCT?
I use the Zendure Gridder for my iPhone 6, Bose earphones, and iPad. I can get nearly four full charges on my iPhone. But you may want to carry their A series in larger capacity.

In GEAR » Recommendations for external battery capacity for two on the PCT?
December 12, 2:48am

Re: Looking for a DWR down winter bag
Eddie Bauer had their bags for 40% off in stores this last week.

In GEAR » Looking for a DWR down winter bag
December 03, 1:06pm

Re: Great pub
Blackfriars was my local during our six week Summer stay. Still just around the corner from our flat now near St. Paul's but there excellent pubs everywhere. Amazed the office workers don't...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 6:57am

Re: Re: Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
Haha Stuart! Yes I agree completely with all 4 points. Especially the long summer days and midgies I experienced last July. Satans spawn those midgies! The topic of the weather also seems to be ...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 2:48am

Re: Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare"
Hey Will, just moved to central London myself six weeks ago. Haven't done any hiking YET other than a two week scramble course I took last Summer in Snowdonia. Totally awesome experience. I ...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 1:05am

Re: Montura
Mountain Equipment uses the same design concept in some of their jackets as well.

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 30, 12:05am

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