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Let's remember that the main pack body is only 2600 cubic inches. The variety of pockets add the remaining 2000. Given the roll top closure, not all of that 2600 is usable in the upper portio...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 04, 9:12am

Love My Catalyst
Hi Lance, I know there are any number of packs that could satisfy your objective and I'm sure you will see all sorts of suggestions. That being said, I have a Catalyst and have used it the ...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 03, 11:17pm

Warmth of Polartec Alpha vs. Patagonia R1
I'm trying to understand the warmth difference between a Polartec Alpha hoody and a Patagonia R1 hoody. Presumably one has to wear a windshirt in breezy conditions for both, so what is the jus...

In GEAR » Warmth of Polartec Alpha vs. Patagonia R1
March 31, 10:49am

Neoshell is a better mousetrap
Perhaps they add pit zips to enhance breathability. Is it as breathable as a softshell? That doesn't seem possible. That being said, I have a Westcomb shift w/o pit zips and it is by far the m...

In GEAR » Polartec Neoshell- as breahable as a softshell
March 15, 9:19pm


In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
March 06, 11:27am

Quasar Looks Nice
Looks like a perfect jacket for your intended use. I'm currently in the market for a down hoody for snow camping. I was unaware that Marmot offered a hooded, lightweight down jacket. I too ha...

In GEAR » Marmot Quasar Hoody -- ultralight down
December 03, 9:13am

Lightning Ascent Binding Removal
Hi Curt. I have not removed the bindings and necessarily don't know the weight of the platform sans binding. i just looked at my pair and agree that it is just the two cotter pins on either s...

In GEAR » MSR Lightning Ascent Question
November 27, 9:46pm

"But the flick locks, especially the ones from BD, and especially their new slim SS ones, are infinitely better than twist locks. This is the feeling of multitudes of long distance trekkers I&...

In GEAR » Why does no one talk about these poles?
November 23, 11:14pm

You're Correct
That's correct. Hilleberg states dimensions as follows: Akto, Anjan 2 19" long x 4" diameter Nallo 2, Nallo 3, Soulo, Anjan 3, Rogen 19" long x 5" diameter Unna,...

In GEAR » Anjan 2 Packed Size?
November 19, 9:45pm

Quoted weight.
Correct. But like I said I have a 2010 model 1.7 liter and it is 17.5 oz. The change occurred not in 2013 but sometime earlier in the product's life. Point being many people with the 1.7 hav...

In GEAR » The New, Lighter 1.0L MSR Reactor
November 15, 3:41pm

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