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Light lockers
Like others have said saving a few grams per locker likely isn't going to make a huge difference in how hard you climb. For me how a carabiner feels in hand makes a much bigger difference than ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 11, 9:34pm

Ski Pack
I made this ski pack and a pair of neoshell ski pants for my girlfriend for Christmas. Ive made a handful of packs in the past but this is my first panel loader and far and away my most complicated...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ski Pack
December 19, 11:36pm


In User Test Forum » test
December 19, 11:13pm

Peak XV
Peak XV is actually the designation given to Mount Everest on old maps before it was named Everest by the British. As far as the jacket goes it's been a few seasons since I've seen one. I r...

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer Peak XV specs
December 09, 6:36pm

Polartec Alpha
Anyone know of a source for Polartec Alpha insulation? It's not on polartec's mill direct textile website and I haven't seen it anywhere else either. I'm looking for about 2 yards.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polartec Alpha
October 22, 8:46pm

stove arrived
My stove arrived today (actually it arrived Saturday but there was no one around to sign for it so I had to wait) and in my VERY limited bench testing I am impressed. It's ridiculously light fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
October 21, 4:27pm

raptor raptor raptor
I will start this off by saying I have not worn the comp 7 or the ultra raptors. I have, however, worn the 2006 iteration of the comps and the la sportiva raptors, which I'm still rocking. The ...

In GEAR » Salomon XA Comp 7 vs. La Sportiva ultra raptor.
September 05, 8:51pm

FS. Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain ski boots 25
I have a brand new, unused pair of dynafit tlt 5 mountain ski boots size 25 roughly a 7 mens.The shells on the 25 and the 25.5 are identical. I just bought them and they are a tiny bit too small a...

In Gear Swap » Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain ski boots 25
August 29, 6:19pm

ul spiral down #3 and washing
I have the UL sprial down #3 from a few years ago (bought in January 2010). Has the same spiral baffles as the super spiral but without the elastication (some stretch from the bias cut and spiral b...

In GEAR » Mont-bell UL SS #3
August 08, 6:17pm

golite direct sales and msrp
Because Golite has stopped separate retail sales and only sells direct the msrp is basically fictional. It's a marketing strategy where they look at "comparable" (what they consider c...

In GEAR » New 2013 Golite Gear
February 08, 3:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan P. Murphy

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GoLite Virga
I've had a virga for about 4 months now. It's the production virga with the two low-mounted side pockets (handwarmer style). The jacket compresses to about the size of a grapefruit. The jacket...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 15, 9:34pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I've had the micropuff pullover for about 2 years now and love it. In the summer/fall in the northeastern US I bring it to toss on in the evenings. I wear it for belays while climbing (although a ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 15, 9:11pm