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Interesting idea for old socks
I saw a photo of a sock stitched inside a jacket to be used as a pocket:

In GEAR » what to do with old socks
February 12, 7:16pm

Re: Soft billed hat
Both Outdoor Research and Sunday Afternoons make hats with split bills that can be folded and put in a pocket. OR is a military style hat, while SA makes a military one and a baseball cap style one...

In GEAR » Soft Billed Hat
February 06, 8:04am

Re: long arms
Try They make their sleeves extra long. I have short arms, so it's bad for me, but it may be good for you.

In GEAR » Problems finding clothing brands that run skinny and long...
January 23, 11:40am

Re: Non-cotton military-style cap
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap. It's nylon, military cadet style, and it folds up to fit in a pocket.

In GEAR » Non-cotton military-style cap
December 20, 10:07am

Re: Dear Santa...
How about Inov-8 shoes in brown? Ideally, they would be shankless and with endurance rubber soles (amazingly, they only have two with endurance rubber and no shanks, one in yellow and one in lime g...

In GEAR » Dear Santa...
November 29, 8:37am

Re: Possum Down Gloves
The BPL article on gear for cold and wet conditions recommended a glove made from Wind Pro fleece as the best option. It resists wind, is reasonably warm when wet, and dries pretty quickly. REI has...

In GEAR » Possum Down Gloves — Ethical Alternative?
November 17, 10:50am

Re: Source for USA or Canada made merino wool
I was going to comment that manufacturing in the US is more expensive, but the prices for their stuff have really jumped. When I ordered in early 2010, long johns cost $85 which is a little more th...

In GEAR » Source for USA or Canada made merino wool
October 13, 12:16pm

Re: Source for USA or Canada made merino wool
Besides Ibex, you might look at Not only are the clothes made in the US, but the wool comes from sheep raised in the US. It's not technically merino wool, since it's from a...

In GEAR » Source for USA or Canada made merino wool
October 13, 10:53am

Re: Travel gear advice needed
If you're looking for stuff that looks more urban, look at They try to make outdoor clothing that doesn't look as much like outdoor clothing. I have a few pieces from them, includi...

In GEAR » Travel gear advice needed
October 07, 7:39am

Re: Leather soled mocs
I tried hiking in them, but I wouldn't repeat it. The comfort was fine, but the durability wasn't good. Leather softens when wet, so walking over damp ground soaked the leather and wore a h...

In GEAR » Leather soled shoes (mocs) and hiking?
September 29, 9:23am

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