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Re: Dayhike Hydration
Get one of these for your shoulder strap: (that price is for two, you can buy a single from awesome specialty ski mountaineering shop sk...

In GEAR » Dayhike Hydration
October 03, 12:56pm

Re: But what to do?
Just to be clear, I have the cascadia 8's, i'm not sure how different they are from the 9's. I also have somewhat sprain prone ankles perhaps resulting from some bad bouldering related ...

In GEAR » Trail runners + ankle rolling
September 23, 10:34am

Re: Trail runners + ankle rolling
Trying some other shoes may be worth while. I find my Cascadia 8 are pretty narrow yet have a fair amount of heel stack and are fairly stiff around the edge meaning it is easy to step on a small ro...

In GEAR » Trail runners + ankle rolling
September 22, 2:38pm

Board Lasted
Do you need to support that area or protect it from pain? Guide Tennies are pretty soft and don't climb that well. There used to be a lot more board lasted rock shoes that were very stiff...

In GEAR » Rock Climbing Shoe for Weak Foot?
September 18, 1:09pm

Re: 2-person tent suggestions for PNW alpine conditions
My wife and I are former cascade climbers and have done lots of similar trips. We have an older (yellow epic fabric version) BD first light and a big agnes seed house. The BD (or one of the bigg...

In GEAR » 2-person tent suggestions for PNW alpine conditions
August 11, 1:46pm

Re: Glove system advice
The mercury mitts are awesome but may be more then you need for summer use. They aren't light and don't pack that small. I use them for mid winter ski touring in Montana. I like how modular...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 22, 2:01pm

Westcomb Tango
I've had a westcomb tango (alpha + pertex equilibrium) for most of two winters now and love it. My experiences largely match Dave's though the Tango does have some stretch. It is quite ...

In GEAR » Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody)
March 09, 11:08pm

Re: Skitouring: New Clothing (Schoeller, Polartec, ...)?
I'm fully bought into the polartech system and find it works great: 1) Power Dry High Efficiency (Ie cap 4) 2) Westcomb Tango (Alpha, better cufs then the rab) 3) Patagonia Knifeblade (Pow...

In GEAR » Skitouring: New Clothing (Schoeller, Polartec, ...)?
January 07, 9:39pm

Re: Layering advice needed
Yes you should be able to figure out a system where you only add and subtract layers. I generally start out in just a cap4 hoody, add a wind or thin softshell layer on top of that and maybe a pu...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 29, 9:13pm

Re: Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
Backcountry skiing guru Andrew Mclean has an neat method based on a backpackers panty pot parka shown in the second photo here: Of course foam...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 18, 10:18am

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