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Comparison chart
Link to a comparison chart of the three Garmin mapping GPS units - eTrex, Oregon, Montana: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/catalog/product/compareResult.ep?compareProduct=113532&compareProdu...

In GEAR » GPS Advice - Recommendations
November 26, 9:08am

Oregon would be awesome
I use the Garmin Montana, which is the big screen version of the Oregon. As far as I can tell, their features and capabilities are quite similar. I have a car mount for the Montana, so also use it ...

In GEAR » GPS Advice - Recommendations
November 25, 10:47pm

Should be no problem
An externally applied leather treatment should have no impact at all on the GoreTex liner in a boot. That stuff isn't going to make it through the leather. It's just like a DWR treatment on...

In GEAR » leather treatments on hybrid leather/GoreTex boots?
November 19, 11:42pm

LL BEAN
LLBEAN sells their European made leather hiking boots in EE widths: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/506768?gnrefine=1*MATERIAL*Gore-Tex%5E They also sell mid and low-cut GoreTex hikers from th...

In GEAR » Recommend WIDE winter boots?
November 17, 10:59pm

Brooks running tights
I don't wear these for hiking, but I do wear them for walking/jogging around the neighborhood and sometimes for workouts in the gym: http://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/mens-infiniti-tight-ii...

In GEAR » hiking/running tights reccomendations?
November 17, 3:57pm

Re: nano vs. cap 4
In NH, I'll wear a Cap 4 as the base layer from 20F to 35F and generally hike with just that, adding a windshirt or a Marmot DriClime lined windshirt if it gets windy or on the downhill when I&...

In GEAR » Nano Air vs wool vs PossumDown vs Cap 4
November 17, 12:32am

Re: family tent and gear upgrade
If you want something freestanding and little more substantial, Sierra Trading Post has a closeout deal on a HUGE Marmot 3 person tent. http://cdn1.campsavercm.netdna-cdn.com/media/catalog/produ...

In GEAR » family tent and gear upgrade
November 16, 11:40am

Nano Air
I don't have a Nano Air, but I believe that it is Patagonia's name for Polartec Alpha insulation. I do have a Marmot IsoTherm Jacket, which is Polartec Alpha jacket with a mesh inside linin...

In GEAR » Nano Air vs wool vs PossumDown vs Cap 4
November 14, 11:50pm

Marmot Scree
If you need some rock/bushwhack resistance, Marmot Scree Pants would be awesome. Four way stretch. Robust softshell fabric. Zipper cuffs. Zipper pockets. Articulated knees. Available in short, reg,...

In GEAR » Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
November 14, 1:06am

LLBEAN
LLBEAN has some closeouts on last year's model for $50. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/83890?page=microgrid-fleece It's Polartec Power Dry microfleece, the same fabric as the R1. T...

In GEAR » R1 looka likes
November 14, 12:55am

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Marmot Essence
I picked up a 2011 model Essence rain jacket on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx for a price that was literally irresistable. Grabbing it and taking it as fast as I could to the checkout line felt like s...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 03, 8:32pm