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bivy on east coast
I had great luck with Event bivies when used in the winter in New York, NH, and PA, but at any other time I found bivies added to condensation. In spring and fall I often used an Equinox Ultrali...

In GEAR » Bivy on east coast
April 12, 12:07am

Been using the BA UL3 for a number of years when sharing a tent; I am 6'2-3" and have shared the tent with people ranging from 4'11" to 5'6". Entry and exit out the singl...

In GEAR » For a light 2P Freestanding Tent: REI T2, T2 Plus, CS UL3 or other? Comments on T2 appreciated
April 10, 6:42pm

go for warmth
Lived in the northeast for decades and in the Bay Area for the last 3 years... also used to use a DAS Parka for winter in New York and New Hampshire. I primarily use a WM Meltdown jacket (simila...

In GEAR » Winter down jacket for 3 season use?
April 08, 6:58pm

Did we all just respond to a 5 year old thread?

In GEAR » Pertex quantum vs pertex endurance
March 22, 6:47pm

Endurance is a coating according to FF
Years ago I used both the Quantum and the Endurance versions of the Marmot Helium bags and found that over a few days time the Endurance bag would lose a bit of loft during 3 season use in the Nort...

In GEAR » Pertex quantum vs pertex endurance
March 22, 6:46pm

Kirsten, I bought a few Nanos but never use them as clipping and unclipping them is simply too difficult- maybe grab one of each of the small biners and find what works for you? The Black Dia...

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 13, 6:28pm

What Eric said
Everything Eric said: the extremely small weight savings are often outweighed by the greater durability and usability of standard carabiners such as the Positron. For general cragging I use slig...

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 11, 7:53pm

Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7
Franco, I have definitely experienced slight deflation due to what you describe, but I knew I had a leak when the pad was deflating by about %50 over the course of the night. Also, (I assume) th...

In GEAR » Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7.
March 01, 10:58pm

On my third patch...
I have had three micro-holes in my UL 7 so that it would also deflate halfway by morning. I inflated the pad as much as possible to create a good amount of internal pressure and submerged it in...

In GEAR » Tiny, tiny hole in Exped Downmat UL7.
March 01, 10:42pm

use of belay jackets
Robert, The only Shoestring I am familiar with is the Shoetring Gully on Mt. Webster, NH. If that is what is being referred to, I (personally) would likely sweat more on that climb than on a ver...

In GEAR » What down fill weight does Primaloft compare to?
September 19, 9:22pm

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