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Re: Re: Ascentionist 35
As mentioned you can clip a small bottle to the tool loops on the hip belt. When scrambling I prefer to use the Platy drink tube kit with a 1L Platy laying on the top of my main compartment and hel...

In GEAR » Backpack for overnight climbing trips
June 29, 11:45am

Re: Backpack for overnight climbing trips
Patagonia Ascensionist 35L comes to mind.

In GEAR » Backpack for overnight climbing trips
June 28, 12:27pm

Re: BPL Guidelines Rule # 5
I agree with Monte 100%. There does seem to be a cabal of members that post like they own the site. One can almost predict the same handful of denizens who will chime in with an opinion on EVERY to...

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 18, 7:45am

Re: montbell nodate kit
Yes, Montbell pounced on the 2013 Everest summit by 80yr-old Miura when his son Gota was photographed preparing matcha in their tent at Camp 4. Matcha is like espresso. High in caffeine and nutr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » drinking matcha tea on the trail
June 16, 3:42pm

Re: drinking matcha tea on the trail
Matcha is something only served in ceremony or at temple. 24yrs in Japan and married into a Japanese family and I can count on one hand the number of matchas I was served. Now I see matcha bars pop...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » drinking matcha tea on the trail
June 16, 2:42pm

Re: Rain pants? Options?
Lived 24yrs in Tokyo until last year. I don't think shorts are a bit of no-no at all. Suggest signing on to the Hiking in Japan Facebook group if you have specific questions.

In GEAR » Rain pants? Options?
June 16, 7:41am

Re: MH Stretch Ozonic Jacket
Pretty sure this is the same Stretch Plasmic jacket from previous years. Lot's of positive reviews on the web. I use the Stretch Plasmic pants. They seem to work well enough though the fabric m...

In GEAR » MH Stretch Ozonic Jacket
June 16, 1:06am

Re: Pinnacle
Thanks Dave. Too much wide mesh for my tastes. Still surprised there still doesn't seem to be many contenders in this niche 5yrs on. Looks like my Pinnacle will live to fight another day and st...

In GEAR » Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
June 11, 11:10am

Re: Re: Pinnacle
So are any to of the cottage guys making a <1kg pack even close to a ~76L or larger capacity, preferably not made with cuben fabrics?

In GEAR » Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
June 11, 1:35am

Re: Pinnacle
Yes, my Winter kit can fit comfortably in 50L too. Of course, one of the least discussed Pinnacle features is their ComPACKtor compression system that reduces the volume at the bottom of the pack w...

In GEAR » Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
June 10, 5:11pm

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