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It's still there
Giro explicitly advertises using Epic in their New Road gear. Patagonia Houdini is just like Epic. Any of the waxed canvas is essentially old school Epic.

In GEAR » Fabric with native water and wind repellency?
September 23, 6:01pm

REI mail order
REI will accept a return through their online/mail order fulfillment. Contact a rep on the phone or website.

In GEAR » Reality check, would it be asking too much...
September 16, 5:02am

Re: Re: gray things on gravityworks filter
They are also meant to catch the drip from the dirty water bag and prevent it from contaminating the clean water hose.

In GEAR » gray things on gravityworks filter
May 14, 11:43am

The GPS doesn't just get turned on and off directly. The watch controls that depending on what features you access. If you want to record a hike, stop/start for activities will record the t...

In GEAR » how to use Garmin Fenix GPS watch
April 27, 6:58am

I think a gravity filter is the best for groups. I routinely go with 3, 4 people and the gravity filter is my favorite. I use a Sawyer Squeeze rigged up with Platypus bladders, but any gravity syst...

In GEAR » Water Treatment For Three People?
April 27, 6:32am

Bigger tents have bigger footprints. In some places I've been, it would be tricky to put a 3p tent down without rocks/bushes/trees in the way. Just something to think about depending on what yo...

In GEAR » Duplex Vs Triplex?
April 27, 6:29am

Polartec Hi Loft
I mentioned this previously in another thread, but Richard Nilsey commented that Polartec Power Dry Hi Loft (the furry stuff) seems to retain loft over time even though Primaloft, Climashield, etc,...

In GEAR » Question about Polartec Alpha
April 20, 1:47pm

R1 for cold
The R1 is without a shadow of a doubt warmer than the Cap4. The Cap 4 dumps heat readily, but dries surprisingly slowly compared to the R1. The R1 is pretty permeable to air too, but not nearly to ...

In GEAR » Confusing info about Cap 4 vs R1
April 16, 8:32pm

Re: Re: degradation
Richard, You mention something that perked my ears up here: > It is interesting to note that the latest fleece versions (Thermal Pro) will also experience a maximum of 30% clo loss after a...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
April 16, 3:37pm

Atom LT = active
I wouldn't bother with the Atom LT. It is a great jacket but the fleece sides make it a poorer, less efficient choice for backpacking. I would consider the Nuclei instead, which compares favora...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Atom LT or Montbell Thermowrap jacket
April 10, 7:03pm

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