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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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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

Jeff, i have a new r1 i'm not sure i'll keep. Its really nice, but it might be a regression depending on what you're looking for. The cut is maybe slightly wider, but it mantains a very...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
July 23, 6:18pm

The montball ex lite anorak would be a good bet.i use that in my very compact running pack. As would the ghost wisperer. I also saw the haglofs L.I.M. essense on for a good price re...

In GEAR » Down Jacket Help
July 18, 2:47pm

down pants
Just a thought, but since you already have a nice down jacket, a pair of UL down pants might take you further than upping the fill weight in your jacket by a couple oz. A pair of borah gear or Luke...

In GEAR » Down jackets for 3 season use - how much down?
July 14, 12:36am

merino air
I was sitting on a gift certificate, and that merino air looked to promising not to try at 7.3 oz. The fit looks maybe not long enough, but I'll see when I try it on. As much as I like polartec...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
July 02, 1:58am

Good topic, been thinking about the same recently. I haven't brought a sleep shirt or long johns backpacking in a very long time b/c I think there's just better more functional alternatives...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 16, 1:20am

mark 4
Sort of relieved that the rumor wasn't true about the larger sensor, although I'm sorry to get people excited about it. There's little to tempt me away from my 3 here. Having gone from ...

In Photography » sony rx100 IV
June 11, 3:26am

I've been very happy with my marmot essence after using it close to a year now. Breathability is good for a wpb, its fairly comfortable and stretchy (not stiff and crinkly), and its been surpri...

In GEAR » which ultralight rain jacket?
June 11, 1:31am

I tried on that montbell hoody at the store and I like it a lot. The material is thin and breathable and has a 3d structure so it should wick well. Its the same material as their lightest base. The...

In GEAR » Sun Shirt
June 05, 1:35pm

I've had great luck with my zpacks hexamid tarp and probably have somewhere around 150 nights in it. I wore through a hmg cuben hybrid pack in a matter of months (which included a lot of heavy ...

In GEAR » Long Term Cuben Use
June 04, 4:47pm

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