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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. 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 Giachetti

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fit
John, I'm 6'2 175 & The fit is pretty close. I can layer a little beneath it, but not much. Its got a bit of a slim euro fit (for a belay jacket). The arms are just long enough for me.I...

In Gear Swap » bergans sastrugi jacket (UL winter parka, size M)$225
February 03, 4:48pm

bergans sastrugi jacket (UL winter parka, size M)$225
This is a size medium belay style winter parka. Total weight is 23.5 oz with somewhere in the range of 11-12oz down. Its box baffled and reversablw with pertex endurance on one side and quantum on ...

In Gear Swap » bergans sastrugi jacket (UL winter parka, size M)$225
February 03, 7:07am

current version
Hello, just to clarify, yes this is the current version of the gorilla, same they are selling on the site.

In Gear Swap » gg gorilla 3rd gen (L pack, M belt)
February 02, 5:05pm

price drop
$175 including belt. Probably the cheapest you can find a new one.

In Gear Swap » gg gorilla 3rd gen (L pack, M belt)
February 02, 2:57am

additive layering
Usually if its cold enough to wanna wear down at rest, I'll be wearing a breathable windshirt on the move. To keep things simple, I mostly just add and take away one layer at a time (additive l...

In GEAR » How do you layer your windshirt?
February 01, 11:39pm

mountain activity
Exactly what Aaron said. These aren't exactly targeted toward ultralight backpackers, but to the extent that I'm backpacking in alpine areas and incorporating skiing or scrambling into my t...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Airâ„¢ Review - A New Genre
February 01, 8:39pm

gg gorilla 3rd gen (L pack, M belt)
This pack is basically new besides being loaded up a few times. $180 shipped. Sold.

In Gear Swap » gg gorilla 3rd gen (L pack, M belt)
January 28, 8:54pm

synth degradation
@ eric, I use mine often often &/though I'm sure the synth has degraded some, there's so little of it and in non core areas, so i dont notice much of a difference. Down can be pretty pa...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Cerium LT
January 27, 12:05am

some
I've had some leakage, but not much. I've had mine for a year of consistent wear & its been a great jacket. Warm for the weight and the fit is perfect.

In GEAR » Arcteryx Cerium LT
January 26, 7:37pm

ski layering
For those temps I would definitely want more warmth then just an alpha with shell over it. For spring ski trips, it might be enough, but I'd still want to supplement it. I bring a UL winter...

In GEAR » Skitouring: New Clothing (Schoeller, Polartec, ...)?
January 07, 7:08pm

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