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No on the instep crampons
Instep traction wouldn't work at all for the winter hiking I do in NH. I need the traction on the ball of the foot ( pushing off uphill) and the heel of the foot (landing downhill). Just loo...

In GEAR » Winter Traction Device???
December 31, 1:04pm

microspikes or Hillsound trail Pro crampons
MicroSpikes, for sure. Easy to put on. Easy to take off. Reliable traction on a range of surfaces. I hiked last week on snow, wet leaves, frozen leaves, mud, bare rock, and rock with glare ice. Mic...

In GEAR » Winter Traction Device???
December 31, 12:43am

eVent rain pants
Doesn't look like REI makes eVent rain pants any longer. I got a pair of NeoShell pants on sale this summer than I'll be trying this winter as snow pants. Really nice fabric -- stretchy ...

In GEAR » Marmot PreCip Pants
December 30, 3:10pm

Marmot Scree pants
The Marmot pant for three season hiking/camping is the Marmot Scree pant. A fairly robust unlined softshell fabric. Stretchy. Articulated knees. Very breathable, but substantial (like synthetic jea...

In GEAR » Marmot PreCip Pants
December 30, 12:02pm

Precip pants
PreCip pants are really nice -- as rain pants or winter snow shell pants. I throw them on over fleece tights in winter to stay dry while snow shovelling and stuff. They are nicely made. The outside...

In GEAR » Marmot PreCip Pants
December 30, 11:42am

Re: Thanks Guys
Max: The Garmin 24K topo map has summits, trails, points of interest, and so forth. There are different levels of detail that can be enabled on your GPS or in Basecamp on the computer. These the...

In GEAR » Garmin Tips and Tricks
December 27, 11:17am

Garmin 24K topo map
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/maps/on-the-trail-maps/topo-24k/topo-us-24k-northeast-dvd/prod35411.html This is the super detailed Garmin topo map with routable trails and roads. They sell a re...

In GEAR » Garmin Tips and Tricks
December 27, 12:06am

MyTrails
Here's a useful free download map set: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/53 It is a transparent layer that displays on top of whatever base map you have on your E-Trex -- City Navigat...

In GEAR » Garmin Tips and Tricks
December 26, 10:15pm

Birds Eye
I've not found Birds Eye to be that great. It basically adds satellite imagery to Basecamp, although not as good as Google's earth view imagery. I almost never display the Birds Eye imag...

In GEAR » Garmin Tips and Tricks
December 26, 10:05pm

NE 24K topo
Yeah, the routable feature (like driving with a car GPS) isn't that valuable for hiking, but for biking, it would be awesome as the maps have roads and trails. Get the CD version of the maps...

In GEAR » Garmin Tips and Tricks
December 26, 7:13pm

All Reader Reviews by hwc 1954

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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