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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

Re: Another STP deal
Why do they give you guys the creeps? They are now owned by T J Max and not particularly sketchy though prices and availability do change and a lot of what they sell is totally uninteresting. Do yo...

In Gear Deals » Another STP deal
June 18, 12:28am

Re: Any diabetics here?
I've been type one for almost 20 years, also work a desk job and have done a tone of hiking and climbing including multi week trips, long solo days, technical climbs, skiing volcanos etc. You n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Any diabetics here?
June 17, 10:51pm

Re: Trail runners for human feet? Bonus: Crudely drawn MS-paint foot illustration.
I have similar issues too many on this thread, my big toe pretty much stands on its own. I've wondered if it is from going barefoot as a kid a lot and/or spending a lot of time rock climbing in...

In GEAR » Trail runners for human feet? Bonus: Crudely drawn MS-paint foot illustration.
April 29, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Another vote for Fish scales
A fish scaled 170 or 180 cm wsp would be an interesting ski... I'd love to do more of the consolidated snow fish scale touring lots of you are describing. Maybe I'll make a spring trip t...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 23, 9:17am

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