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Contact them
I'd say call them and talk to a person; explain your reservations. If they're serious about doing business, they allay your fears. If something isn't right, you'll probably pick tha...

In GEAR » Recent Big Sky interactions?
November 22, 2:08am

Arc'teryx
I have a large melon too, and have a similar issue. The Arc'teryx Waldo beanie is the only bit of Arc gear I have, and it's pretty awesome. Made of acrylic so it's warm when wet and dri...

In GEAR » winter hiking hat
October 17, 2:55pm

Get one from Golite
Honestly, between Golite's new direct-to-consumer business model and that 7d coated fabric is hard to get and expensive (relatively speaking) when you can, when you add in the effort of sewing,...

In GEAR » setting up Golite poncho tarp
September 22, 1:42am

Or wear fleece
In response to the "I can't wear an extra layer under the vapor barrier?" question, the answer is dependent on the insulation type, of course. Down is no good inside a vb bag as you k...

In Make Your Own Gear » making a "vapor liner" to layer with a down bag/quilt in the winter -- will it work?
September 13, 2:10am

Great thread
I think this is an excellent thread. I, too, have some gear sitting around that I don't use anymore but is still serviceable, but don't want to donate to any group that has policies in plac...

In GEAR » Selling / donating older gear?
September 02, 3:45pm

Living space
If I'm *expecting* a wet trip, I like to pack something that gives me some living space in camp. That might mean upgrading from my poncho tarp to my two person tent, or a cheap (but heavy) blue...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Should I bring anything extra for possible rainy backpacking trip
August 03, 2:55am

Ascends after a couple weeks
I bought a pair of Wave Ascends and have been running in them daily, as well having worn them on a couple hikes. Thought I'd update this thread with my thoughts in case anyone wonders the same ...

In GEAR » Wave Ascend?
July 27, 4:45pm

Diamond Peak Wilderness 7/11/2012 - 7/13/2012
I posted a trip report over on PortlandHikers.org: http://www.portlandhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12589 -Jeff

In Post-Trip Reports » Diamond Peak Wilderness 7/11/2012 - 7/13/2012
July 24, 7:37pm

Maps for Three Sisters
You want this map: http://www.amazon.com/Three-Sisters-Wilderness-Area-Map/dp/078341384X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342907551&sr=8-2&keywords=three+sisters+wilderness Sadly, not on t...

In GEAR » Map for Three Sisters Loop
July 21, 3:57pm

Quickest way to dig
I'd say trade your stakes in for a lightweight trowel, like a poo trowel. If you're not going to use regular stakes anyway, take that weight and apply it to what you will use: a digging too...

In Philosophy & Technique » tarp shelters on the beach?
July 03, 5:08pm

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