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High likely hood of rain. What rain shell would you carry?
I have a Rab eVent anorak I use when I know I will be wearing it a lot. Dri ducks would be pretty breathable and cheap too.

In GEAR » High likely hood of rain. What rain shell would you carry?
July 01, 4:02pm

Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
Nice article that hits your target audience just right. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

In Editor's Roundtable » Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
June 24, 8:25am

SUL
How do you feel about the short Neo air. Is it comfy? I have a big one and would love to be able to shrink it.

In Gear Lists » Summer SUL with pics! Caution, long w/lots of pics
June 22, 5:46pm

Summer SUL
Funny we've arrived to a point where we feel we have to apologize for weighing or gear or being SUL. I appreciate that you've done this. The weight of that smock is really impressive for ...

In Gear Lists » Summer SUL with pics! Caution, long w/lots of pics
June 22, 5:09pm

Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
Kristen, there are plenty of good rain jackets. The OR Helium II is a fine choice, I think, assuming it fits all your climbing needs, which I think it will. Sounds like a fun trip.

In Gear Lists » Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
June 22, 1:46pm

Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
Most importantly, the Ghost Wisperer is a windshirt, not a rain jacket.

In Gear Lists » Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
June 22, 11:09am

Colorado 14ers Gear List
I would leave at home the BV500. Unless rules have changed, its not needed. I have not seen a lot of bear sign there and hanging food works fine. I would take an ice axe. Some of the peaks ha...

In Gear Lists » Colorado 14ers Gear List
June 17, 3:09pm

BA Fly Creek on AT- keep or swap now that I use trekking poles
I would get a lighter set up if you have the money. It's a long trip. I would tire of carrying that heavy tent. The Zpacks offerings would be about half the weight, and I don't see much ...

In GEAR » BA Fly Creek on AT- keep or swap now that I use trekking poles
June 09, 1:20pm

New favorite luxury item, the Simple Shower
I wondered the same thing. My guess is that it lets air in

In GEAR » New favorite luxury item, the Simple Shower
May 27, 10:52am

How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
Option 1: Don't wash. A little funk won't hurt. There's really no need to bathe every day. Option 2: Wet a bandana and wipe off a bit. Rinse it off in the water source if you have i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you rinse out clothes? Wash off body?
May 27, 8:13am

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