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I'm liking my 25.
I've used it as a summit pack on Shasta etc and as a travel/day hiking pack. Its holding up well. The color choices are not the best however. In regards to fit, Im an 18 inch torso and it w...

In GEAR » New Patagonia Ascentionist 25/35/45L Climbing Packs
July 31, 11:00pm

Re: re 2013 Staff Picks
I agree completely. I half expected to see a staffers favorite video game on the list. :-(

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
January 22, 8:49am

Jeff nailed it. I have two r-1 pull overs both large six years apart and the fit is completely different. Try them on before you buy if possible. Also Patagonia has different fits and these are ...

In GEAR » patagonia R-1 pull-over sizing?
January 07, 4:21pm

Patagonia and let my ppl go surfing
I love some of their stuff ( favs are R-1 fleece, guide pants), but don't like some of their other products ( hated the Black Hole pack). I do like the effort they put into pioneering environm...

In GEAR » Has reading "Let My People Go Surfing" changed your thoughts on Patagonia's gear and/or company?
November 29, 11:18pm

Re @mina
Whoops, you had the current one year return policy listed and I missed that. My bad :-)

In GEAR » marmot "lifetime" warranty worthless for me
September 12, 11:15am

The REI return policy is only good for a year. The change occurred June of 2013. Older gear is grandfathered into the old return policy. In regards to the pack. Doesn't look like heavy us...

In GEAR » marmot "lifetime" warranty worthless for me
September 12, 10:46am

Re Dale.... TNF Blaze vest
My size large weights 7oz. Here are the specs from the Rei outlet site. The Blaze Vest from The North Face is a superlight, synthetic-insulated vest that packs down incredibly small so you ca...

In GEAR » 7 oz synthetic TNF Vest
September 12, 8:54am

Continue mini review
Been backpacking in Marbles and Yosemite and TNF blaze vest has been a champ. If you can still find it at the discounted price get it!

In GEAR » 7 oz synthetic TNF Vest
September 08, 8:04am

Duck Down
All of the water resistant down bags I've seen are Duck Down. I'm assuming that's getting used in lieu of Goose Down to keep the cost lower. Does anyone know if the water resistant do...

In GEAR » watre resistant down - any real experience???
August 28, 9:46pm

Sad for Backpacker
I went up into the attic and found some old issues from the 90s. Yes, the have fallen off the wagon here. Barely any articles anymore. Outside is slightly better, but they have a serious MAC...

In Chaff » Backpacker Magazine
August 28, 11:29am

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