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Re: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
Hi Richard, Thanks for taking out the time and energy to do this and previous tests. Invaluable information for hikers in need of a good windshirt. So, the fabric is indeed polyester/elastane...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 07, 11:28pm

Re: Re: My experience with the BD Alpine Sport Hoody
Yes, but I have to admit I now have second guesses and I can’t redo my ‘suck test’ anymore as I have returned the BD Alpine Start. I can recall with much certainty that the RAB Alpine is ...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 02, 1:34pm

My experience with the BD Alpine Sport Hoody
I owned a Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody but returned it. Black Diamond needs to work on its fit: the diameter of the neck area was so small that, during a hike, the jacket slowly but certain bec...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 01, 12:14pm

Re: Lab Tested - RAB Alpine & Boreas
Thanks Richard. Excellent new information regarding the ongoing wind shirt conundrum. I am somehow surprised of the relatively high CFM rating for the RAB Alpine. Though I have to admit anecdotal ...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 23, 12:19am

Re: How to calculate the costs for a long-distance hike in Western Europe
RE health care. If you're covered through a EU, EEA or Swiss health care scheme, getting an EU health care card might be an interesting tip to add. When travelling through the EU, EEA and Swiss...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How to calculate the costs for a long-distance hike in Western Europe
February 13, 1:19pm

Re: Europe Hiking
The Pyrenees are indeed a notch wilder, especially the central part. But September will be fairly quiet in the Alps. If you’re planning to hike during the second part of September, certainly cons...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Week long trips in Europe?
February 12, 11:06am

Alps or Pyrenees
I live in Belgium, so could help you further. September is perhaps the best time: schools have started and summer is - most often - still around. Will you have a car, or will you have to rely on...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Week long trips in Europe?
February 11, 1:41pm

Re: Re: Big SEKI Loop
“The one issue I'm grappling with is the bear can. This trip will require packing a lot of food and the logistics of fitting it all in a bear can is something I've never dealt with” ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Big SEKI loop 2014
February 05, 10:01am

Part 4 of Willem Vandoorne's superb Greenland trip
If only Air Greenland would take my frequent flyers miles... :-) Part 4 of Willem Vandoorne's superb Greenland packrafting trip report (and dito photos). Enjoy. Willem Vandoorne's G...

In Post-Trip Reports » Part 4 of Willem Vandoorne's superb Greenland trip
January 25, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
"Good thread Wim. I have some updates on windshirts I need to put together soon." here is an idea: a kickstarter money collection to finance the airfare for David to team up with Richa...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 22, 11:44am

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