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Re: Re: Think I'll go long
I'm 6'2" and use the 70cm Corsa. Japan also has lots of deep powder snow so the extra length comes in handy when anchoring. The only downside I've had when carrying the long axe...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 5:14pm

Re: Late to the Pertex Equilibrium party
I've read several reports that this fabric pills up with little fuzz balls quite easily under pack straps and after washing.

In GEAR » Late to the Pertex Equilibrium party
September 16, 2:45pm

Re: Vasque Snow Junkies & VBL
Eric, the Snow Junkie Thinsulate insulation does not seem to hold much moisture and the heat generated while walking pushes excessive moisture thru the breathable waterproof membrane. My boots will...

In GEAR » Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
September 14, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: use
Stephen, yes ME Large fits me perfectly now while in RAB I seem to be a "tweener" M/L. I got quite smitten with ME while trying demo gear in Snowdonia. The Nuclei is marketed/sold as a...

In Gear Deals » Rab on STP
September 13, 9:07pm

Re: use
Understand. Was tempted myself by the ~$80 price but since I've been snuggled by a Nano-Air my heart yearns for no other ;-) The only Nano-Air negative I have read so far is it can get pretty s...

In Gear Deals » Rab on STP
September 13, 7:31pm

Re: Rab Strata Hoody
Sorry to be a buzz kill but a bargain is only a bargain if the piece is useful. I looked at the Rab Strata when I was in the UK. Too heavy and probably too warm for any active use unless you hike i...

In Gear Deals » Rab on STP
September 13, 4:01pm

Re: Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
Vasque Snow Junkies are probably the best value snowshoeing footwear there is for the price. Works well with Hillsound Trail Crampons too

In GEAR » Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
September 12, 3:25pm

Re: Update
How often did you wash it and re-apply DWR?

In GEAR » Long-Term Durability of Polartec NeoShell?
September 12, 3:04pm

Re: That wind shirt ad light fleece combo thing
The Mountain Equipment Ultratherm is a similar highly breathable lined "shirt". I say shirt because it is thin and cozy enough to be worn next to skin. I looked at some VR lites when I wa...

In GEAR » That wind shirt ad light fleece combo thing
September 11, 3:41pm

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt"
I just received a Caffin Stove last Sunday ahead of our move to UK next month. Thought it might be convenient to have Campingaz compatibility in the Euro Alps. Still digesting the 32page instructio...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 7:44pm

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