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About Me part hamster, part fish
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It's custom
It's a custom parka so you need to send him a message to make one. For on the move in the sierras I agree it's too much warmth. But once I get into camp this will be awesome when temps ...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 26, 1:34am

Pics
MIrage on left, Goosefeet on right. Tried to show you the difference in loft. The goose feet jacket feels MUCH puffier. The mirage has some extras I won't really miss, like a thicker zip...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 11:00pm

No idea..but it's real
No idea how the heck he did it. I own a MB mirage as well, and the goosefeet jack is substantially warmer and feels about 30% more puffy. The mirage is a little baggy on me, while goosefeet par...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 10:32pm

Box wall :)
It box wall construction. Definitely the warmest jacket I've ever worn. I believe it's pertex quantum 10d. Sorry, not a real fabric expert, but whatever it is it's awesome. The per...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 10:14pm

12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
That's right...7 oz of downtek in a 12.8 oz down parka. Perfect quality, full zip with pockets, and tailored to my size. (Usually size med). Cheers to Ben at goosefeet for making this awesom...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 6:33pm

Very interesting
Wow! Very interesting. The most I've done in the sierras was 90 miles and my shoes were ok...so I'm pretty naive in this area, However, I put ~80 Sierra miles on my cascadias in the la...

In GEAR » Life expectancy of Cascadia 9's?
November 18, 11:00pm

Life expectancy of Cascadia 9's?
I have a stupid question. I'm planning on doing the JMT sobo in next Sept in a pair of brooks cascadia 9's which I LOVE for comfort/breathability, etc. Seemed like a no brainer...but I...

In GEAR » Life expectancy of Cascadia 9's?
November 18, 10:39am

Compact wide angle big sensor?
Heya, I'm camera dumb, and looking for a wide angle nifty camera: Wishes: -micro 4/3, APS-C, or bigger sensor -Not too much bigger/heavier than a Sony rx100 -WIDE angle with no fisheye d...

In Photography » Compact wide angle big sensor?
November 10, 10:14pm

Sriracha
Makes everything better. Minimus.biz carries little packets of it. I like the Texas petes brand. Just as good as the rooster stuff.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spice up my Chana Masala
November 08, 10:46pm

Link to other vids
Thanks! Here's a link to all my backpacking vids: https://vimeo.com/channels/673856 The first was done with a cheapo $89 camera so it's not that great. Others are gopro. I still ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
November 07, 10:54am

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