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Re: talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
I've been using a Porter 2400 (mostly for winter trips) and it has held up well, but I used silnet to reinforce high wear areas (stitching at top of straps, etc.) I know HMG reinforces the bott...

In GEAR » talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
February 10, 2:38pm

It depends
If you tend to run on the cold side, take the WM. The weather can change pretty quickly above treeline in Colorado, and I don't think you'll regret carrying a few more ounces for a warm jac...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 11:05pm

Re: Re: How do you layer your windshirt?
I agree with Jeff. Usually a baselayer (Capilene) and then my windshirt over that when on the move. When not moving, I'll put on an insulating layer if needed.

In GEAR » How do you layer your windshirt?
February 01, 11:47pm

It's walking with a backpack
For me (personally), at some point, I don't really care how much my pack weighs. Backpacking is walking with a bag on your back, not rocket science, so there are only so many things you can tal...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
February 01, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Patagonia Nano Air™ Review - A New Genre
"And that's the conclusion in Richard's report: you can get similar warmth without the fiddle-factor, but you are going to pay for it and lose the ability to use the wind shirt in othe...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Air™ Review - A New Genre
February 01, 8:12pm

Little to none.
I've had a thorium that I've put through the ringer for about 10-11 months, and it is still going strong. I haven't noticed any major down leakage other than the occasional feather. It ...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Cerium LT
January 26, 6:47pm

REI Clearance
Just a heads up -REI has a pretty good clearance going on now. I picked up a BD Alpine Start Hoody for around 95 bucks:

In Gear Deals » REI Clearance
January 17, 2:00am

Artemis 55
I picked up the Artemis 55 while they were having their sale and am pretty stoked with it. The 420d fabric is burly, Side pockets are easily accessible, and the hipbelt/back foam is quite comfortab...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
January 13, 5:39pm

Some of the stats don't show the whole story. For example, check out the precipitous drop off in visitations for North Cascades NP. After a little research, it looks this occurred because they ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » National Parks visits hit a record 249 million
January 13, 4:03pm

WTB: Silnylon trailstar
thanks for the heads up, everyone. I decided to pick up the Seek Outside BT 2 shelter instead.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Silnylon trailstar
January 12, 10:06pm

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