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Serge G. (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking in the mountains with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge G.

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thickness and warmth
Just giving you my subjective feeling about it, but it seems a bit loftier than the nanopuff, and similarly warm under a shell. It feels about as warm as my arc nuclei, but cooler than the rab xeno...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 08, 3:01am

looks like awesome
I went to see Aaron about a quilt today and saw the new packs. Wow, these look and feel like great packs. I've owned Aaron's bags for the last few years, and have always been impressed with...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 08, 2:42am

borah
Yeah, I definitely think this sort of niche SUL cottage (and non cottage) stuff allows for some ridiculous weight savings without much loss in functionality/comfort. The design on the vest is utter...

In GEAR » Borah Gear Down Jacket
October 07, 11:11pm

GLOWING initial impressions
I'm realizing I just gave a glowing review without a whole lot of experience in the jacket. Its definitely as awesome and unique as I say it is, but it might be a little challenging for UL back...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 07, 12:06am

vest
I'll just make a quick comment based on my experience with the vest. I will a little skeptical about the large baffles at first as well, but so far down shifting/migration has not been an issue...

In GEAR » Borah Gear Down Jacket
October 06, 4:43pm

climbing
basically, what others have said. A softshell is good for stretch, durability and breathability. For hiking and skiing I wouldn't use one just because they are so slow to dry and I also find th...

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 30, 7:07am

initial impressions (wow)
I had store credit and a %20 off coupon, so I went ahead and bought myself a birthday puffy, and promptly took it on an overnight in indian peaks. The combination of breathability, stretch and warm...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
September 30, 5:46am

tarp
Paul, I'm interested in just the tarp. PM on the way.

In Gear Swap » FS: White ZPacks Hexamid solo plus tarp with beak & Hexanet
September 24, 3:55pm

scree etc.
I'm a huge fan of the marmot scree as well. Its a great balance of warmth, breathability/wind resistance, and stretch. Most of my winter activity is now on skis, so I got some nice thin dynafit...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 24, 12:32am

I'm moving into a duplex for my birthday
Yeah, my recent purchase, as with all my interactions with Joe and Matt have been top notch. I don't want to load any unfair expectations on them, but I put in an order for a duplex on friday, ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Customer Service
September 23, 5:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge G.

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am