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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 into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
CityBoulder
StateCO
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://sergegiachetti.com

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All Forum Posts by Serge G.

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fit
I'd bet that a good majority of arc teryx apparel is sold to urban yuppies who will never use the gear in challenging outdoor conditions. For any of these companies to be very successful on a l...

In GEAR » Visited the new Arcteryx store in Portland
November 23, 4:13am

scathe
Are you talking about the cerium hoody? If so, it has an excellent hood adjustment, but its just one & from the back. Some jackets have great hoods with no adjustment at all. Sounds like arcter...

In GEAR » Visited the new Arcteryx store in Portland
November 22, 11:36pm

nice article
This was a nicely written piece about a cool adventure. I appreciated the emphasis on developing mental toughness and positivity. Certain people tend to have these traits more than others, but that...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 20, 12:22am

excellent
I used the 1st gen gorilla to shreds (ice tools & ski carries did it in), and loved it. I picked up the new 3rd gen & its way more refined, comfortable & seemingly more durable. I want ...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Gossamer Gear
November 18, 3:49pm

driclime etc.
hwc, I also love the driclime and rab's vapour rise alpine as a cold weather wind layers. I may well try using the T2 like you're describing with a light t shirt underneath more on cold da...

In GEAR » Nano Air vs wool vs PossumDown vs Cap 4
November 17, 2:08am

nano vs. cap 4
I don't have any possum down, but I have a nano air and an mec t2 (similar to cap 4). The nano and cap 4 are very different beasts. The nano is great as a cold weather action layer or for stop ...

In GEAR » Nano Air vs wool vs PossumDown vs Cap 4
November 16, 6:50pm

nuclei
Out of the one's you listed, I think the nuclei's the best. I have one and I like it a lot as a BC ski layer specifically because it also offers good protection when windy and above treelin...

In GEAR » Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
November 07, 6:14am

thanks
@Ike, thanks for the quick response. Thats exactly what I was looking for. I'm 6'2, and average around 170, so I bet it'll fit me too. I'm loving the ultraspire softbottle with a st...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 04, 3:19am

dragon info?
@Mike & Ike (sorry, I had to) : thanks guys, these mini reviews seem very encouraging. I had my eye on this pack along with the UD fastpack and smd flight 30. The latter two were close to what ...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 04, 2:21am

hmmm..
"You beat the crap out of them on sharp rocks until you stop feeling it. (but don't hurt yourself!)" I'd just be careful with this idea of beating the crap out of any part of ...

In GEAR » Minimal running shoes used for backpacking
November 03, 3:30am

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