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Re: Nano Air hoody
I got to try on a Nano Air at the Patagonia store today. It is a VERY nice piece. Superb tailoring and styling. Love the way the hood can slip on/off even when it is fully zipped up to my chin. Eve...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
August 30, 4:46am

Re: Granite Gear Crown VC 60 and Air Beam, and customer service issues
The Airbeam became an available option some months after the pack was released. So perhaps the original design did not anticipate it. And if that BETA valve design had been implemented the pump ...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown VC 60 and Air Beam, and customer service issues
August 29, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo
I tried on some Paramo pieces in their tiny Covent Garden flagship store last month and the "heavy" weights aside, was put off by the strange fit and garish coat-of-arms badge sewn on to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo
August 27, 7:28pm

Re: Polar Proof Gear for freezing rain
Highly recommend washing in some Nikwax Polar Proof on your fleeces and other non-membrane stretchy synthetic softshell pieces like Rab Boreas. The Polar Proof gives them almost magical properties!

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 3:35pm

Re: Nice..
When I was in the UK last month I made it a point to visit flaghip stores for Montane, Berghaus and OMM. Ended up coming home with an alpine mountaineering Montane Medusa 32L. Not SUL but one of th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
August 24, 3:36am

Re: Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
Will Roger build a new batch of stoves for this season and will he make them available to all takers or reserve them for BPL Members Only? That is the $64k question!

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 21, 5:03pm

Re: And . . . the updated GG Gorilla
I am seeing more and more packs being made with Robic fabrics. I am in the market for a ~50L alpine mountain pack and noticed the 2014 CAMP M5 Campack also switched to Robic 100D. I really hope thi...

In GEAR » And . . . the updated GG Gorilla
August 21, 4:56pm

Re: New Arc'teryx Beta LT hooded vs Patagonia R1 hooded.
Since you don't seem price sensitive, the new Patagonia Nano-Air w/ sub 10oz rain jacket like the M10 and OR Helium HD, MB Versalite, MH Stretch Plasmic, etc. are the alpine layers to have now....

In GEAR » New Arc'teryx Beta LT hooded vs Patagonia R1 hooded.
August 20, 3:34am

Re: Strange jacket...
I am sure it is an excellent COLD weather ICE CLIMBING jacket.

In Gear Swap » FS: Westcomb Skeena Hooded Softshells. M and L. eVent and Merino Wool. MMMMM.
August 18, 9:31pm

Re: Re: Hardshell for the NW
Look for a jacket with the feature set you need for your activity at a price you are willing to pay and don't worry about the waterproof membrane. The "performance" difference between...

In GEAR » Hardshell for the NW
August 18, 5:01pm

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