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Serge Giachetti (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 into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. Also a snapper of many photos. Check out my instagram for short visual trip reports and such.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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I tried this thing on at the mb store and i think its well suited for the job. Its way different than a cap 4 hoody. This is a very thin, 3d woven summer weight baselayer. The hood is loose enough ...

In GEAR » Montbell Cool Hoodie?
August 23, 3:59pm

Dyneema ice
I've had a full dyneema ice pack with ski holsters for the last couple years, and I've been very impressed with the fabric. I also just like the look and feel of it. It's a nice balance...

In GEAR » HMG Dyneema packs
August 20, 6:21pm

I've been using a visor for years and much prefer it to a hat. It's just way more comfortable and breathable than a hat, and yeah, less material to soak up moisture. I like mine paired with...

In GEAR » Visor?
August 20, 1:52am

Andrew, I'm glad you don't know where I live, but i think you'll prob be happy with it, assuming you got the right size :) As far as bottles go, I'd get either the ultimate direc...

In GEAR » Trail Running Pack / Vest
August 19, 11:37pm

Mh fluid vestpack
This pack is easily one of my fave pieces of gear. I tried run packs from solomon, UD and osprey & I find this carries the best and has the best functionality for me. The front pockets are perf...

In GEAR » Trail Running Pack / Vest
August 18, 4:51pm

I understand not wanting to take something untested, but that katabatic pack is as good as you think it is!

In GEAR » CT gear reflections
August 12, 9:35am

I've used mine frequently for over a year and its been great. No signs of delam or wear yet. I've been in some heavy all afternoon storms and stayed dry and I've also done some hard uph...

In GEAR » Marmot Essense Rain Jacket with NanoPro Membrain
August 07, 10:40am

Full dyneema
Dave, mine is that same super burly full dyneema that mchale and cilogear uses. Its very tough. It was a custom job from a couple years ago when I asked about getting a tougher material then the re...

In GEAR » Pack for when GG Gorilla overburdened?
August 02, 2:51pm

The new katabatic packs are good in that weight range. I've been out on a couple ski traverses over the the winter with loads in that range, and was quite happy with how mine carried. This is c...

In GEAR » Pack for when GG Gorilla overburdened?
August 01, 3:01pm

Through a very wet CO spring and summer I've been quite happy with my marmot essence. I find the fabric comfortable, it keeps me dry and the breathability is pretty good. No serious signs of we...

In GEAR » High Sierra hiking, can't decide on a darn rain jacket
July 29, 12:53am

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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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