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Re: Moonstone
I expect that almost anything from Moonstone should be heavily discounted, if you can find it. I've seen the Western Mountaineering Flight once, and it looked warmer (higher loft) than the Lucid...

In GEAR » Looking for a UL Down Jacket
October 13, 2:11pm

Moonstone Lucid down jacket
Moonstone's site is down because Moonstone is gone. I read somewhere that they were bought buy Columbia and then eliminated (possibly due to the overlap with the Mountain Hardwear line?). You mig...

In GEAR » Looking for a UL Down Jacket
October 12, 5:34pm

Re: Patagonia Puff Pullover
They have a very loose fit. You'd probably be able to layer quite a bit under a size large.

In GEAR » Patagonia Puff Pullover
October 11, 7:37pm

Re: nighthaven
The Nighthaven has a built-in partial floor which would probably limit the ventilation, but might do a good job keeping bugs out.

In GEAR » Any experience with OR Nighthaven?
October 11, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Re: WP/B pant recommendations
Diana, have you tried treating your regular nylon hiking pants with a DWR? That might give you enough water resistance most of the time, and when it's not sufficient you could cover them with some...

In GEAR » WP/B pant recommendations
October 10, 11:53am

fabric weights
The more I think about it, the more stupid it sounds. 90% price increase for a hair over 10% more insulation material... The weight of the fabric alone doesn't tell you how much insulation it prov...

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 3 Vs. 4
October 10, 1:24am

Isotope pants and other options
The breathability of the Isotope pants is worse than any other wp/b fabric I've used, but I agree with Benjamin that they're good emergency-use pants. I don't have any experience with the Reeds, s...

In GEAR » WP/B pant recommendations
October 09, 1:54pm

Re: pit zips; paclite pants as well?
They do have matching pants. Both the pants and jacket also come in tall sizes.

In GEAR » land's end again
October 03, 3:10pm

Re: camo
Seattle Fabrics has some camo fabrics, including nylon ripstop and fleece. Why do you want camo clothing and gear for backpacking?

In GEAR » camo
September 28, 4:42pm

hat, socks, water bottle(s)
This is pretty minor, but you could replace the cotton baseball cap with a lightweight nylon cap. It would save you 2-3 ounces and, more importantly, your hat would absorb much less water and dry ...

In Gear Lists » Pick apart my gear List!
September 19, 10:07pm

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