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Carry poles?
If you carry poles, the SS2 is a no-brainer over the Copper Spur if you are willing to put in time to learn the pitch. It's more space for the weight, and a good set of poles makes it sturdier...

In GEAR » Sell me on a perfect Shelter for 2 people.
May 21, 11:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Glove system advice
Thanks for the feedback. After some additional digging, it seems like a common mitt is a shell + insulation + inner. For example, the Black Diamond Mercury Mitt is a shell with a removable waterp...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 21, 11:09pm

Glove system advice
Hello. I'm looking to piece together a glove system from scratch. Based on some research, I am thinking about the following system: (1) Power Stretch or Power Dry liner glove (what's t...

In GEAR » Glove system advice
May 20, 10:28pm

Re: Re: All around Day Pack
Patagonia is redesigning the Black Hole for the Fall season. The 25L model will have water bottle pockets. They are decreasing the size of the 35L to 32L and making it a panel loader (no water bo...

In GEAR » All around Day Pack
May 15, 7:08pm

Re: Re: Re: "Old" Houdini 10 or 15 Denier Fabric? Has Patagonia changed it again?
I hope it's true but I think it's been 15 denier since the change to less breathable material in 2013. The Fall 2014 hoodless model available on the website lists 15 denier.

In GEAR » "Old" Houdini 10 or 15 Denier Fabric? Has Patagonia changed it again?
May 14, 10:55pm

SS2 is huge
I own an SS2 but have spent a couple of nights in a Hubba Hubba. With respect to Matthew's experience, I find the SS2 to be much bigger. No comparison: it's wider and longer, and it feels...

In GEAR » total tent confusion Hubba Hubba vs Stratospire2
May 14, 12:03am

Re: Re: Patagonia Simul Alpine Pants
Thanks for the feedback, Sam. The Marmot Scree Pants are about the same weight (6.3 oz/yd) as the Patagonia Guide pants. A Patagonia rep told me that the Simul Pants "are an awesome light to...

In GEAR » Patagonia Simul Alpine Pants
May 08, 9:52pm

New Down pillow vs. UL air pillow w/ GG
I bought the new Exped down pillow and also own the UL air pillow in size medium without the GooseFeet case. I'm curious if anyone has had a chance to compare the new pillow with the UL air pi...

In GEAR » Exped Downpillow
May 08, 9:48pm

Re: Exped Downpillow
I've used it for 4 nights. Much more comfortable than the Air Pillow, and less slippery. But I also strap it to my mat,

In GEAR » Exped Downpillow
May 05, 7:39am

If you use trekking poles, I would take a look at the Tarptent SS2. Yes, probably a bigger footprint than the others on your list but it's incredibly spacious for two people. I've spent 2...

In GEAR » tent size for 2 inside vs outside footprint
May 03, 11:53pm

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